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  1. Some consistency, please

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Do you recall the outrage of western leaders when Hong Kong tried to pass national security laws two years ago? The US and British governments were particularly blunt, warning against any laws that had even an appearance of threatening civil liberties. I noted at the time that America's own national security laws, jingoistically known as the Patriot Act, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512692/some-consistency-please
  2. US impressed by Britain's 28-day detention law

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has committed to a review to evaluate and compare the terrorism laws in the United Kingdom with those in the US,' said spokesman Brian Roehrkasse. 'Any changes to our existing ... The New York Times in Washington Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales has ordered a side-by-side review of American and British counterterrorism laws as a first step towards determining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560451/us-impressed-britains-28-day-detention-law
  3. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... in accordance with laws in the United States and in foreign countries. “In all cases, whenever any governmental entity anywhere seeks information from us, we ensure that the request and our response ... of the logs handed over by AT&T are related to calls made outside the US, the report said. For international calls that include one end in the United States, the company does not reveal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1350656/cia-paying-millions-att-phone-records-says-report
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI investigates Los Angeles Swat unit over illegal gun trading

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Swat and Special Investigations units of Los Angeles force being investigated over claims officers made huge profits reselling pistols FBI probes LAPD over illicit gun trading The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Swat and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by buying large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1246717/fbi-investigates-los-angeles-swat-unit-over-illegal-gun-trading
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    President vows to fix flawed Obamacare website

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 07:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... default over it.” Obama said he would work with opponents to improve the law – formally known as the Affordable Care Act – but that “it’s well past the time for folks to stop rooting for its failure”. Some people “have poked fun at me this week for sounding like an insurance salesman,” Obama said. “And that’s okay. I’d still be out there championing this law even if the website were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1340574/president-vows-fix-flawed-obamacare-website
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun law debate has knock-on effect

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanded personal background checks and tougher gun-trafficking laws. That such measures could divide a civilised nation still in mourning for its children may not be easily understood in Hong Kong and other law-abiding places with more effective gun control, including Britain and Australia, where civilian mass shooting atrocities led to broad public support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134737/us-gun-law-debate-has-knock-effect
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... is terrible... but the real problem is the law, which is causing people to lose coverage that they already have,” one Republican aide said. Democrats will ask Tavenner what steps the administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341199/key-us-official-faces-grilling-over-obamacare-website-fiasco
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Los Angeles porn makers vow to fight new condom law

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Porn makers vow to fight condom law Porn film producers have vowed to challenge a new law requiring actors in adult movies to wear condoms while ... of compliance... we believe the law is not only unconstitutional on the grounds of forced expression, but also falls within the jurisdiction of the state of California rather than local government," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1077972/los-angeles-porn-makers-vow-fight-new-condom-law
  9. News - World

    Latest gun tragedy unlikely to lead to tougher laws, political insiders say

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Despite tragedy in Connecticut, stricter control over weapons is unlikely, political veterans say Will shooting change gun laws? Another mass shooting, another drive for gun control. But will the latest shooting- this time at an elementary school- change the political calculus in Washington and generate more support for tougher gun laws? "I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1106458/latest-gun-tragedy-unlikely-lead-tougher-laws-political-insiders-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK beats UK, US on freedom list Hong Kong ranks third-best globally for "human freedom", topping such well-established democracies as the United States and United Kingdom, according to the research from the Fraser Institute, a Canadian think tank. The mainland stood at 100th. The city was the star performer for economic freedom- scoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124194/hong-kong-beats-uk-us-human-freedom-index

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