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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle over US school textbooks between South Korea and Japan

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 11:01am by Agence France-Presse

    ... showdowns. But Virginia’s capital Richmond has turned into an unusual hotbed of diplomacy, with the ambassadors of Japan and South Korea both visiting in recent days to press in opposite directions ... passions in South Korea- at the local level in the United States. Since 2010, cities in the New York and Los Angeles areas have set up statues in honour of so-called “comfort women” forced into sex ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US candidate courts Korean voters with bill on name of sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Bill to list East Sea courts Korean vote A geographic naming dispute between South Korea and Japan may soon become a congressional issue thanks to a competitive House ... that the United Nations and the International Hydrographic Association supported the name East Sea. The day of her announcement, Comstock met with community leaders to celebrate South Korea ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    6.0-magnitude earthquake critically injures 3 people in Napa, California

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... to the 6.0-magnitude quake. Two adults and one child have critical injuries and Queen of the Valley hospital has treated 87 people, the city of Napa in California wine country said. Most patients have cuts, ... Fire Chief Darren Drake said. Four mobile homes were destroyed and two others damaged, the city said. Several other smaller fires were reported and firefighting efforts were complicated ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Equatorial Guinea’s ambassador to US suspected of beating his daughter

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... chair leg but will not be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence on Monday night after a report of a man ... to Virginia Hospital Centre. The diplomatic residence in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, is the home of ambassador Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue. The news site ARLNow.com first reported ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Girl, 9, with Uzi kills instructor at US shooting range after losing control

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:58pm by AP

    ... the automatic weapon over her head. Authorities said the girl was at the range with her parents, who were reportedly on holiday. Her name was not released. A woman who answered the phone at the shooting ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Russian tourist charged for scaling Brooklyn Bridge in New York

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... Kolchin- who came to the United States with a tour group- did not cause any damage or attempt to remove anything from the famous landmark, adding that no injuries were reported. But prosecutors ... in 1869 on July 22- the day the flags appeared, they told The New York Times. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US home flips dwindle as bargains dry up

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Boston Home flips dwindle as bargain deals dry up Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as United States residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle. Almost 31,000 single-family houses were flipped in the second quarter, representing 4.6 per cent of US home sales, RealtyTrac said in a report. That was down ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon. Hagel’s assessment of Islamic State, which gained ... that European or US nationals, radicalized after fighting in Iraq or Syria, would return to their home countries. Dempsey suggested Islamic State would remain a danger until it could no longer count ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shaken, not stirred, Napa Valley wineries mop up after earthquake

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:29pm by AFP

    ... think our wine tastes better after being shaken, not stirred," quipped Chip Sellarole of Silver Oak tasting room. Reports of damage have come in from wineries and production facilities ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... secure US personnel in Kurdish Iraq, and advise the country's US-trained army. The question of how to roll back the Islamic State's territorial gains is one that he and the Pentagon ...




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