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  1. 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

    ... Reuters in Washington Sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represents a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda, US military leaders said on Thursday. “They ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Let's give the Americans the benefit of the doubt: United States spies would not pass secrets they glean from say, Huawei, to Cisco or from Airbus to Boeing. Even so, top officials in Washington ... Huawei from expanding in the US certainly helps its American rivals. Other NSA targets include state-owned companies like Petrobras, Brazil's huge national oil company, and China Telecom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1518150/united-states-hypocrite-cyberespionage
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Europe’s effort to rein in Google seen in United States as censorship

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mountain View, California European court ruling giving people a say in what can be learned about them seen in US as an infringement on liberties and free speech Atlantic divide on censoring Google Europe's moves to rein in Google- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519703/europes-effort-rein-google-seen-united-states-censorship
  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    United States wins WTO car import ruling against China

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington America wins WTO car import ruling against China The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the United States in a dispute with China involving cars, two years after America filed complaints against it, according to a person familiar with the matter. The US was set to announce the victory in Washington yesterday, according to the source, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1519166/united-states-wins-wto-car-import-ruling-against-china
  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test and do more for the well-being of its people who face a “dire” humanitarian situation. He told a group of journalists on Thursday that the United Nations has been trying to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea, but because of the crisis over a possible nuclear test and tensions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145911/un-chief-urges-north-korea-not-conduct-nuclear-test
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:05am

    ... United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS),” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John ... swathes of Iraq and Syria. It says it represents the aspirations of a global Muslim caliphate. “As we have said repeatedly, the United States government is committed to the safety and well-being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578297/us-attempted-rescue-islamic-state-hostages-syria
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... product for years. That compares to 3 per cent in China and 8.3 per cent in the United States, according to a World Bank database for 2012. In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led his ... Bloomberg in Mumbai Review is aimed at ending kickbacks and other illegal medical practices India tackles corruption at state hospitals India has placed all central government-run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580393/india-tackles-corruption-state-hospitals
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Indonesian president condemns jihadists and urges Muslim leaders to unite against them Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing' The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578700/susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-calls-islamic-state-embarrassing
  9. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... according to a report in the state-run Beijing Times newspaper. Crossing the Bering Strait in between Russia and Alaska would require about 200km (125 miles) of undersea tunnel, the paper said, ... four times the length of the Channel Tunnel which connects France and England. According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is “already in place” and will be used to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508118/china-considering-building-high-speed-rail-line-beijing-united-states
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... guns The latest skirmish over the United States' first smart gun, marked last week by death threats against a Maryland gun dealer who wanted to sell the weapon, has raised doubts about its ... under which only smart handguns can be sold there within three years of being sold anywhere in the country. The law, they fear, will be replicated in other states. Similar proposals have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504327/smart-gun-opponents-united-states-force-sales-rethink

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