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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Netizens launch White House petition to ban architects of the Great Firewall from entering US

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 05:08pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... was blocked for about two days early last week, progammers launched an online petition on the website of White House on Friday, saying that “the builders of Great Firewall in China... should be denied entry to the US.” The URL of the White House petition circulated Twitter and other Chinese social media sites over the past five days, with more than 8,400 people signing up. Chinese netizens ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Echoes of Hong Kong in a musical refrain outside the White House

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:25pm by Alexis Simendinger

    ... Alexis Simendinger White House correspondent Alexis Simendinger draws parallels between the democracy protests in Hong Kong and the revolutionary France portrayed in the iconic musical Les Miserables It was the soft, vaguely familiar music that caught my attention on Wednesday night as I exited the White House grounds in October darkness, and gazed past new barricades recently ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service head Julia Pierson takes blame for White House breach

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... and rushed in through the front door of the White House into the ceremonial East Room, one floor below the private residence of Barack Obama and his family. Yesterday, under-fire Secret Service ... outside the Green Room, an ornamental chamber that overlooks the South Lawn of the White House- on the opposite side of the building from the main North doors, through which he entered. The US ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Indian PM granted extended audience at White House in effort to 'turn the page' Obama and Modi hail a 'new agenda' India's new ... was the centrepiece of Modi's headline-grabbing two-day debut visit to the White House where the two leaders announced they would seek ways to expand collaboration on investment and technology. Talks ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder had machete and ammunition in car, court told

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Car of US army veteran also held two hatchets and machete, court told; guns found in July search White House intruder had bullets A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard. Omar Gonzalez, 42, appeared in US District Court on Monday ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parents' white-paper petition 'for next generation'

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Parents' white-paper petition 'for next generation' A parents' group has launched an online petition against the State Council's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it breaks the promises that Beijing made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law. "As parents who grew up and raised our children in Hong Kong, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House tourists may be moved from fence, or screened, after intrusion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:19pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post After intrusion, Secret Service may bar access to pavements or screen visitors a block away Now fence at White House may be off limits The US Secret Service is considering ways to move tourists and residents further away from the White House to cut down the chances of intruders piercing its security perimeter, as one man did on Friday night. Among ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder Omar Gonzalez 'a veteran needing help': family

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Omar Gonzalez was sent on a second army tour of Iraq despite PTSD. Discharged after a bomb attack, he began living wild with his two dogs White House intruder a veteran needing help For Omar Gonzalez, life since his return from his final combat tour of Iraq had been increasingly troubled. Relatives said the man who scaled the White House fence and made ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed intruder at White House sparks Secret Service review

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:02pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington White House security to be reviewed The US Secret Service has launched a security review to learn how an Iraq war veteran with a knife was able to get inside the White House after jumping a fence and sprinting 70 metres across the North Lawn- the first time that has ever happened. Within seconds, the man- who was said to have been diagnosed with combat ...

  10. News - World - U.S. POLITICS

    Hillary Rodham Clinton all but launches her 2016 White House bid

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:40pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Indianola, Iowa Clinton all but launches her bid for White House Hillary Rodham Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House campaign bid before a festive crowd ... the people camped out at the annual, and final, Steak Fry hosted by retiring Senator Tom Harkin. She wouldn't commit to another White House run, but wouldn't rule it out either. "It ...




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