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  1. News - World - ADOPTION

    Foreign adoptions in United States plunge 18pc after Russian ban

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 09:54am by AP

    ... and Ethiopia also dropped sharply. State Department figures showed 7,094 adoptions from abroad, down from 8,668 in 2012 and 69 per cent below the high of 22,884 in 2004. As usual, China accounted ... adoptions in 2012 but only 138 last year. Susan Jacobs, the State Department's special adviser on children's issues, said this decline was due primarily to new adoption procedures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454672/foreign-adoptions-americans-decline-sharply
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Herbert Yardley and Edward Snowden highlight ironies of United States snooping history

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... first permanent agency to intercept foreign messages and break into their classified information. The secretary of state at the time, Henry Stimson, was so furious when he found Herbert Yardley ... and controversial figures in American intelligence history. They shared as many similarities as differences. One thing that remains unchanged is the moral ambiguity over how much a sovereign state should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1450237/herbert-yardley-and-edward-snowden-highlight-ironies-united
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1448766/first-woman-woman-hiv-infection-confirmed-united-states
  4. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel and car rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440384/new-fuel-standards-united-states-expected-save-lives
  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    United States, International Monetary Fund offer help to battered Ukraine economy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney US and IMF offer help to repair battered economy The United States and the International Monetary Fund have offered to help Ukraine in rebuilding its ... Finance Minister Anton Siluanov at the G20 meeting in Sydney after the Ukraine parliament voted on Saturday to oust President Viktor Yanukovych. "The United States, working with other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433823/united-states-international-monetary-fund-offer-help-battered-ukraine
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Girl Guide entrepreneurs got to pot in the United States with cookie sales

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phoenix, Arizona Girl Guide entrepreneurs go to pot with cookie sales Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States are discovering ... to all the parents and hope that they will follow them," de Queljoe said. Lauren Gooding, an oncology nurse who is the president of TruMed, runs the state-licensed marijuana dispensary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433720/girl-guide-entrepreneurs-got-pot-united-states-cookie-sales
  7. News - World - SPACE

    United States launches next-generation GPS satellite into orbit

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:59pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... was built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, under contract with the US Air Force. Once in position 19,300km above the planet, the new satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432530/united-states-launches-next-generation-gps-satellite-orbit
  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters tha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375709/united-states-government-urged-ask-people-about-their-state-happiness
  9. News - World - SECRECY

    Media organisations mistakenly reveal names of United States spy agency employees

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... software engineer, Ron Garret of Emerald Hills in the US state of California, tried to contact the man at his office. "I figured someone ought to give him the heads up," Garret said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424593/media-organisations-mistakenly-reveal-names-united-states-spy-agency
  10. News - World

    United States resumes the supply of non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Geneva US resumes aid supply to Syrian opposition The United States has restarted deliveries of non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition more than a month after al-Qaeda-linked militants seized warehouses and prompted a sudden cut-off of Western supplies to the rebels. The communications equipment and other items were being funnelled for now only to non-armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415341/united-states-resumes-supply-non-lethal-aid-syrian-opposition

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