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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... school of advanced international studies in the United States and a former US State Department adviser. "The president's assumptions about foreign policy are now seriously challenged ... to the will of a United States president," said former Democratic congressman Lee Hamilton, who chaired the foreign affairs and intelligence committees in the US House of Representatives and is now director ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Central Intelligence Agency more than doubles its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters on the ground in Syria and Iraq as President Obama vows to expand US offensive Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, much higher ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    'Fed-up' British jihad fighters seen as a key weapon against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by WASHPOST

    ... Turkish leaders to try to secure backing for United States-led action, but Ankara's reluctance to play a frontline role highlighted the difficulty of building a willing coalition ... The fighter's disillusionment, experts say, has become a recurring theme among some of the thousands from around the globe who have answered Islamic State's call for holy war but have found ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Arab nations promise to cooperate in fight against Islamic State militants

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... these measures would be. His remarks came as the United States expanded air strikes against the militants and sought wider regional backing for its campaign. Agence France-Presse ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Arab nations have agreed to take "necessary measures" and are prepared to cooperate internationally to confront Islamic State (IS) militants, Arab ...

  6. News - World - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Full text: US President Barack Obama’s address on fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press My fellow Americans- tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ... and the broader Middle East- including American citizens, personnel and facilities. If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region- including to the United States ...

  7. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US depends on Saudis, Iran for success in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by MCT

    ... roles," said Gregory Gause, who heads the international affairs department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in the United States. "The Iranians ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Saudis, Iran key to US fight against jihadist group Whatever strategy US President Barack Obama lays out to combat Islamic State, it is sure to rely heavily ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State using US anti-tank weapons captured from Syrian rebels

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:19pm by WASHPOST

    ... rebels being supplied by the United States and other allied nations. The fact that Islamic State fighters are apparently so well armed is adding urgency to US President Barack Obama's plan ... research marked the first time they had been physically documented, Spleeters said. In March, the United States authorised the delivery of anti-tank guided missiles to moderate rebels, after long ...

  10. 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 ...




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