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  1. News - World - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Security tightened on US-bound flights amid fears of bombs being smuggled on board

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Unspecified new security measures to be carried out at airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the US after President Obama warns of new dangers US authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Amid concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545368/washington-announces-enhanced-security-checks-us-bound-flights-europe-and
  2. News - World - LIBYA ATTACK

    Libyan suspect in Benghazi terror attack pleads not guilty in US court

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:17am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Federal Grand jury court in Washington hears 'not guilty' plea from Ahmed Abu Khatallah over terrorist attacks in Benghazi after he was controversially captured by US special forces in Libya The suspected ringleader of a deadly attack on the American mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542885/libyan-suspect-benghazi-terror-attack-pleads-not-guilty-us-court
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Last original native American Indian Navajo Code Talker dies

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:15am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Chester Nez, the last surviving Navajo Indian veteran of the second world war who helped create a battlefield code unbroken by Axis forces, has died in the US at the age of 93 Chester Nez, the last of 29 Navajo Indians who helped create a code used during second world war and never broken by the Axis Powers, died of kidney failiure on Wednesday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525792/last-original-native-american-indian-navajo-code-talker-dies
  4. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Pornography poses serious threat to public health, panel of activists says

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:39am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Campaigner says there is an 'untreated pandemic of harm from pornography' in advance of summit conference on public health effects Pornography now is so widespread in the United States that it deserves to be addressed seriously as a major public health crisis, a panel of activists said on Thursday. On the eve of a two-day conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513339/pornography-poses-serious-threat-public-health-panel-activists-says
  5. News - World - GUN CONTROL

    Obama proposes new gun control background checks for the mentally ill

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US government plans to increase background checks in a legal effort to prevent the mentally ill from purchasing firearms The Obama administration proposed two new federal gun control rules on Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings. The rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397317/obama-proposes-new-gun-control-background-checks-mentally-ill
  6. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Congress passes US defence bill, Obama to sign

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Legislation allowing billions of US dollars in additional military spending clears Congress despite objections from some Republicans A sweeping defence bill that authorises Pentagon spending passed Congress late on Thursday, assuring funding through next year while easing detainee transfers from Guantanamo and cracking down on sexual assault ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386726/congress-passes-us-defence-bill-obama-sign
  7. News - World - GUANTANAMO BAY

    US transfers 2 Guantanamo detainees to Sudan

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to close the US detention centre in Guantanamo takes a step nearer as two Sudanese are repatriated The United States announced on Wednesday it had transferred two Sudanese detainees from Guantanamo to their home country, its second release this week as President Barack Obama works to close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385821/us-transfers-2-guantanamo-detainees-sudan
  8. News - World - Mandela

    Obamas, Bushes confirm plans to head to South Africa for Mandela memorial

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Current US president and two predecessors confirm plans to attend memorial service for iconic anti-apartheid hero, Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African premier. US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will travel to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the late Nelson Mandela together with former president George W Bush ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375352/obamas-bushes-confirm-plans-head-south-africa-mandela-memorial
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New setback for Obamacare as website delays mount

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Technical problems bedevilling the introduction of the Affordable Care Act continue to undermine President Obama's signature legislative reform The US government announced on Wednesday small businesses will have to wait until next year to buy health coverage through an online marketplace, yet another setback for Barack Obama’s signature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1367652/new-setback-obamacare-website-delays-mount
  10. News - World - IRAN

    US Senate to move on new Iran sanctions in December if no nuclear agreement reached

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 10:24am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington United States will impose additional sanctions on Tehran next month if no progress is made in current talks on Iran's nuclear programme The US Senate will move to impose new sanctions on Iran in December if nuclear negotiations between Western powers and Tehran do not bear fruit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362659/us-senate-move-new-iran-sanctions-december-if-no-nuclear-agreement

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