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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports ... Hagel said that the US must find ways to work with the Chinese and other countries to develop rules of the road and a better understanding among nations for the use of cyber. “These are issues ...

  2. Business - Economy - US Debt Crisis

    IMF’s Lagarde hails end to US shutdown

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 11:21am by AFP in Washington

    ... by Congress only funds the US government until January 15 and allows it to borrow freely until February 7, leaving open the possibility of another political crisis within months.   ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, welcomes end to US government shutdown and raising of debt ceiling The head ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bridles at US ethnic strife concerns

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 08:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar issued a rebuke to the United States embassy in Yangon on Saturday after the US raised concerns over continued fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern state of Kachin. The Myanmar foreign ministry accused the US statement, issued on Thursday, of only presenting one side of the bloody conflict, which has continued despite ...

  4. News - China

    'Business is business, politics is politics', says Chinese Vice-Premier to US

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 06:05pm by Teddy Ng

    ... and the Communist Party. In an address to a dinner at the National Committee on US-China Relations, Wang said politicising economic issues would only lead to more confrontations. "Business is business, politics is politics," he said. He went on to say that the situation was similar that which he encountered every day. "I am a Communist Party member. But when I am back home, I have to do ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Threat of spending cuts a sign of Washington's political impasse

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington American leaders are once again playing political games over the budget, and with no deal in sight US$82 billion axe will fall in March Russian roulette on US economy Fresh from a debt ceiling showdown and end-of-year fiscal cliff brinkmanship, US President Barack Obama and Republicans are now locked in a test of wills over huge budget cuts due ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Clinton is due to step down in days but her political future is unknown

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US secretary of state is due to step down within days, but gives no hint on her job prospects Clinton testifies with an eye on political future ... is back, and in fighting form. For several hours, the 65-year-old Clinton gave a consummate performance displaying political skills honed over decades first working as a lawyer and then in public ...

  7. News - World

    Two Arizona-based groups fined US$1m for illegal political contributions

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:12pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Two groups pay US$1m over illegal donations Two Arizona-based political organisations agreed to pay US$1 million to settle claims they violated California's campaign-finance laws when they donated US$15 million to conservative causes in the 2012 election. The two groups "operated as part of the 'Koch Brothers' Network' of dark money political ...

  8. News - World - US ELECTIONS

    De Blasio wins NY mayoral race, Christie re-elected in NJ, McAuliffe takes Virginia

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in New York

    ... widely expected bid for the White House in 2016 as a candidate with appeal across the political spectrum. The landslide win by the blunt, tough-talking incumbent was expected by political experts ... of potential major political donors nationally, political experts said. “Obviously it lets him make a claim that he’s the kind of Republican who can get Democratic and minority votes,” said David ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - UNITED STATES

    Marriage not about politics, says US women's soccer star Abby Wambach

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by AP

    ... wambach For Abby Wambach, marrying partner and professional teammate Sarah Huffman was purely a statement of love, not politics. Yet the star of the US women's national soccer team ... scheduled to meet this month in a special session to consider legalising gay marriage. If approved, Hawaii would join 13 US states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. The couple ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As US shows, no political system is safe from those intent to wreck it

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says America's political paralysis is a reminder for us that even a generally sound system of party politics is not idiot-proof Dead end American politics is taking ... system. The two parties that have come to dominate American politics today are direct political descendants of the Jefferson-founded Democratic-Republican Party. Let us keep in mind that while ...




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