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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US diplomatic security unit under scrutiny after Libya attack

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 03:04pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11 has sharpened congressional scrutiny of a State Department office that protects diplomats ... team at the US embassy in Tripoli. The hearing will examine whether the bureau responded properly to escalating concerns in the months leading up to the attack on the Benghazi mission, which ...

  2. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region. The mission carried out by the Chinese research ... naval reach into the Pacific as it expands its blue-water fleet, while the US has declared a foreign policy “pivot” towards Asia. China claims the South China Sea almost in its entirety, and its ...

  3. Chen says US$1.9m sent to US for diplomatic missions

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for diplomatic missions, Mr Chen told a court yesterday. The latest confession in Taipei District Court came after he admitted on August 14 that his wife wired US$21 million abroad without his knowledge. ... about US$2 million, to finance diplomatic and public affairs, though at that time I had not yet retired,' he said. He said the unfrozen funds had been transferred to four bank accounts set ...

  4. News - World - MUSLIM PROTESTS

    United States recalls embassy staff from Tunisia, Sudan

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... In Pakistan, protesters clashed with police outside the US consulate in Karachi. The militant group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula called for more violence against US diplomatic missions ... Agence France-Presse in Dubai US recalls staff from Tunisia, Sudan Washington ordered all non-essential staff to leave Tunisia and Sudan after its embassies were stormed by Muslims ...

  5. News - World

    HSBC closes bank accounts of 40 diplomatic missions

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Dozens of foreign missions in London are told that they will have to bank elsewhere HSBC closes the door on diplomats HSBC has told dozens of foreign missions in London that it will close their bank accounts, an official said yesterday. The news has sent diplomats across the capital scrambling to find a new place to put their money. Bernard Silver, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Former US diplomats warn of Hong Kong ‘erosion’ over crisis in open letter to CY

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:47pm

    ... Staff Reporter Several former US Consuls General to Hong Kong have tonight written an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. In it they say they want to show their support ... We hope you will successfully resolve the current impasse in the city that we all know and love. Sincerely, Ambassador Richard L. Williams (US Consul General June 1990 – June 1993) Ambassador ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    New York prosecutors accuse Russian diplomats of US$1.5m health fraud

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:48pm by AFP

    ... Russian defendants, 25 are or were accredited diplomats and 24 were their wives. Eleven are still living in the US. Five work at the Russian mission to the UN, five are their spouses and one ... diplomats 'in US$1.5 m health fraud' US prosecutors have accused 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their wives of a "shameful" US$1.5 million fraud in which they stole ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang's response to Ebola: every foreigner in quarantine for 3 weeks

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AP

    ... not a single case of the disease has been reported in the country. The drastic announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin, ... areas would be sent to other locations, including hotels. It said the staff of diplomatic missions and international organisations in North Korea would be allowed to stay in their residences. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Diplomats walk a fine line as Hong Kong protests grip world's attention

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com 'City where it's important to be' To a diplomat, taking care with words should be second nature. But as Hong Kong's unprecedented civil disobedience movement enters its fifth week, the city's diplomats find themselves in a unique, yet tricky, position. The Occupy Central movement that has gripped the world has given the 61 ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian diplomat’s claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 11:50am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York The Indian diplomat whose December arrest led to a major international dispute holds no immunity from US prosecution and should continue to faces charges of visa fraud, ... was stripped-searched while detained in Manhattan federal courthouse, which led to a diplomatic firestorm between India and the United States that continued for weeks. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s ...




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