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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    US court shields airlines from libel over exaggerated security alerts

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:48pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Carriers that report suspicious behaviour not liable even if statement misleading US court sides with airline over defamation The US Supreme Court has ... or misleading. In a six-to-three decision, the US high court tossed out a US$1.2 million defamation verdict awarded to a fired pilot who was pulled from a flight after his employer, Air Wisconsin, warned ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang American sentenced to six years of hard labour North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa ...

  3. News - World - INTERNET

    Yahoo reveals threat of US$250,000 daily fines over internet data

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... with decades of past practice and adequately protects the privacy of US persons." Yahoo requested that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review reverse the lower court's judgment ... Associated Press in Washington Internet service provider says it was under the threat of US$250,000 a day in fines Yahoo reveals its surveillance war with government Yahoo said the US ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Billionaire battles surfers in court over access to northern California beach

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 08:58pm by BLOOM

    ... to impose tens of millions of dollars in fines" for protecting private property was "the type of blackmail and extortion that the US Supreme Court has found unconstitutional", Essner ... or about US$20 million to date. Lawyers for the foundation and for the Indian-born businessman squared off on Wednesday in final arguments before Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach in Redwood ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US candidate courts Korean voters with bill on name of sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Bill to list East Sea courts Korean vote A geographic naming dispute between South Korea and Japan may soon become a congressional issue thanks to a competitive House race in the US state of Virginia later this year. Barbara Comstock, vying for the seat being vacated by Republican Frank Wolf, promised on Friday to introduce legislation recommending ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Maliki clings to power in Iraq, saying he’ll await court ruling on who’s PM

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... television that he was waiting for Iraq's Supreme Court to rule on his complaint that, as leader of the biggest bloc in the parliament elected in April, it was he, not Abadi, whom the president ... Reuters in Baghdad Maliki awaits court ruling on who's PM An increasingly isolated Nouri al-Maliki again protested at his removal as Iraqi prime minister, as his own political party ...

  7. US overpower China to reign supreme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Coliseum. It was the first major encounter between the two powerhouses since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where the US defeated the hosts in the group stage. The Americans clinched a silver medal, while China finished third. 'We knew it was going to be a difficult match and China proved they are one of the best teams in the world today,' said US coach Hugh McCutcheon. ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says US citizen given six years' hard labour wanted to expose prison life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul American craved arrest, Pyongyang media say An American recently sentenced to six years of hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret US information and deliberately got himself arrested to become famous and meet imprisoned US missionary Kenneth Bae, Pyongyang's state media said yesterday. Matthew Miller, 25, of Bakersfield, California, had ...

  9. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:33am by AP

    ... and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home. Benjamin Bishop demonstrated poor judgment and jeopardised national security because of an intimate relationship, said US District Court Judge ... according to the FBI. Assistant US Attorney Ken Sorenson told the court Bishop should have known better as an experienced army officer, noting countries use sexual relationships to gather military ...

  10. News - China - XINJIANG

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti defiant as trial ends; verdict next week

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:03pm by Reuters

    ... were injured. The Xinhua news agency reported last week that Shen Deyong, the executive vice president of China¡¦s Supreme People's Court, had urged judges to “speed up trials of terror ... been that it is in the best interests of Uighurs to  remain in China", Li said, adding that the scholar had spoken loudly with a  hint of anger in his voice. He also told the court ...




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