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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - TERRORISM

    John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... on their home soil. Writing in The New York Times, a week before a Nato summit in Wales, Kerry urged "a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition ... to strengthen security at overseas airports with direct flights to the United States. Australia's government has assessed there are about 60 of its citizens fighting in Syria and Iraq for terrorist ...

  8. Business - Commodities - OIL

    Sinopec unit books world’s largest ship to store crude

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:46am by Reuters

    ... producers to discount their oil in a bid to hold on to market share. While only very limited crude exports are allowed from the United States, higher domestic production has replaced many imports ... Reuters in London Unipec makes most of falling prices to reserve the 3.2-million barrel super tanker TI Europe in a sign that traders are starting to store in bulk Sinopec unit books ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama vows US will not be intimidated by new Islamic State beheading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tallinn Obama vows the US would not forget the “terrible crime against these two fine young men” President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the United States ... came after he said the United States had verified the authenticity of a video released on Tuesday showing the beheading of freelance reporter Steven Sotloff, two weeks after journalist James ...

  10. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    GlaxoSmithKline China health care unit 'part of US probe'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai and Washington Documents suggest that the drugmaker's previous problems in the mainland could be wider than originally thought GSK China unit 'part of U.S. ... professionals at state-run hospitals or officers of state-run firms or educational institutions. GSK said last year that the firm had "reached out" to regulators including the justice ...




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