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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inmates in three US states first to be put to death since botched execution raised concerns

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in St Louis Lethal injections in Florida, Missouri and Georgia first scheduled since a botched one in Oklahoma raised new concerns about the procedures Three states resume ... intense scrutiny. All three states that planned lethal injections this week- Florida, Georgia and Missouri- refused to say where they get their drugs or if they are tested. Lawyers ...

  2. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    United States Vice-President seeks to balance interests during visit to China

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 03:55am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Analysts say US has limited leverage in Beijing, given it opposes the latter's territorial claims Biden must play to allies while not upsetting China US Vice-President Joe Biden is caught between some rocks and a ...

  3. News - World - RETAILING

    Black Friday bargain hunt marked by shootings and brawls in United States

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by AP, AFP, NYT

    ... mark Black Friday bargain frenzy Punch-ups, a stabbing and two shootings marked Black Friday- the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. Chaos ensued as frenzied shoppers rushed ... in the US state of Virginia in a fight over a parking spot at a branch of the Wal-Mart retail giant. YouTube carried a video of unruly crowds at a Texas store. The violence started on Thursday ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising supply, waning demand cool United States house bidding wars

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... according to Erin Stumpf, his real estate agent. In states such as California, Arizona and Nevada, where bidding wars have fuelled the United States' largest gains in home prices, booming ... has held back some buyers, while the government shutdown may have weakened confidence, said Michael Orr, director of the Centre for Real Estate Theory and Practice at Arizona State University. ...

  5. News - Asia

    Disaster diplomacy at play in Haiyan aid response by China, United States

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Fast and generous US aid effort is restoring its prestige in Asia, while China's sluggish, modest response is being seen as a missed opportunity The diplomacy of disaster The brutal Typhoon Haiyan is having geopol ...

  6. News - World

    United States congressional panel flags China's military build-up in west Pacific

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by BLOOM

    ... Associated Press in Washington It warns that China may field largest fleet of combat ships in west Pacific by 2020 US panel flags China military build-up A US congressional advisory panel sounded a warning yesterday over China's military build-up, pr ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    United States offers US$10m reward for arrest of Benghazi attackers

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... on the United States. The attacks touched off political warfare on Capitol Hill, with Republicans accusing US President Barack Obama's administration of telling shifting stories about who ... Reuters in Washington US offers reward for arrest of Benghazi attackers It's not been advertised or disclosed until now, but the US State Department has had a US$10 million reward ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    United States officials optimistic about nuclear deal with Iran this week

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... and the United States. Three days of talks are likely. The talks will seek to finalise an interim deal to allow time to negotiate a permanent agreement with Iran that would provide assurances to the six ...

  9. News - World

    Official: The United States is losing its voting rights at UN's cultural organization

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 05:07pm by AP

    ... PARIS (AP) — Official: The United States is losing its voting rights at UN's cultural organization. ...

  10. News - World

    Israel tells United States: don't risk our security for Iran nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Israel tells US: don't risk our security for Iran deal Israel accused the United States of gambling with its security as it grapples for a nuclear deal with Iran, and renewed warnings it could conduct its own military strikes. Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, dispatched by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to campaign against ...




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