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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Manning branded a 'traitor and anarchist' at court martial

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Fort Meade, United States

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fort Meade, United States Soldier passed secrets to help al-Qaeda, says prosecutor in wrap up of court martial Soldier Bradley Manning betrayed his country ... but well-intentioned truth-teller. "He was not a troubled young soul, he was a determined soldier with the knowledge, ability and desire to harm the United States in its war effort," lead prosecutor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1291082/manning-branded-traitor-and-anarchist-court-martial
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Barack Obama admits United States underestimated Islamic State

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... misjudged Islamic State US President Barack Obama acknowledged that his intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. Questioning Obama's strategy to destroy the group, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said the US may have "no choice" but to send in troops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604145/barack-obama-admits-united-states-underestimated-islamic-state
  3. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... a longstanding rebellion for a separate state in Mali. They joined with the Islamists to take advantage of a military coup in March last year to seize the northern part of the country. Ban said the move ... representatives are holding talks in Burkina Faso, however, on ways to end the latest showdown. The UN “has continued to receive allegations of serious human rights violations in the north, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle on to replace Republican Eric Cantor as majority leader in US House of Representatives

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... to become House of Representatives majority leader to succeed Eric Cantor. Cantor has been forced to step down after his shock primary election defeat to a little-known challenger from the "tea party" movement. Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, who chairs the House Rules Committee, has also said he would run in the Thursday election for the number two post in the House. McCarthy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532197/battle-replace-republican-eric-cantor-majority-leader-us-house
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    United States steps up rules for research into dangerous viruses amid biosecurity concerns

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... may arise as studies progress after the government's review, said Andrew Hebbeler of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Patterson called it "a check ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600372/united-states-steps-rules-research-dangerous-viruses-amid-biosecurity
  6. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Insider buy-backs dry up in the United States as valuations soar

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Bloomberg

    ... 1.3 per cent advance, have pushed the benchmark index for United States equities to about 18.2 times annual earnings, the highest since March 2010. The gauge has closed at records more than 30 ... in general, at all-time highs," said David Kahn, managing director at Convergent Wealth Advisors. "Share repurchases represent other people's money, which is much easier to spend. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1599696/insider-buy-backs-dry-united-states-valuations-soar
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... this is a bit of a farce. I am all for releasing Liu unconditionally, but the new address will serve no other purpose than provoking Beijing. The US House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Bill that would force the State Department to rename the street. Instead of 3505 International Place, NW, the embassy will have a new address: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541181/china-united-states-go-extremes-over-farce
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama delays United States immigration reform as mid-term polls loom

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could have shielded millions of people from deportation. Immigration reform advocates criticised Obama after White House officials said ... Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, said the decision was "another slap to the face of the Latino and immigrant community". "We are bitterly disappointed in the president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587406/barack-obama-delays-united-states-immigration-reform-mid-term-polls-loom
  9. News - World - FOOD

    White House chef tours Asia in hope of luring foodies to the United States

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... chefs- including his own- to Asia in hopes of bringing food tourists to the United States. The five chefs will take part in American Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in a bid to promote ... Italy, a State Department statement said. Obama has set a goal of bringing 100 million international tourists to the United States in 2021, up from a record 70 million who visited last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542038/white-house-chef-tours-asia-hope-luring-foodies-united-states
  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... the United States supports internationally recognised fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. We urge the Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint, ... called on Hong Kong’s leaders to show restraint after police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday night. “The United States urges the Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1605310/white-house-calls-genuine-choice-hong-kong-elections-after-petition

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