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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House hosting last-ditch talks to avoid going over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington No escape in sight as 'fiscal cliff' looms large US President Barack Obama and lawmakers were launching a last-chance round of budget talks just days before a deadline to reach a deal or watch the American economy go off a "fiscal cliff". US stocks fell for a fifth day, in their longest slump since September. The Dow Jones industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1114737/white-house-hosting-last-ditch-talks-avoid-going-over-fiscal-cliff
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Honolulu US President heads back to Washington in last-ditch attempt to stitch up a deal with Congress on tax rises and spending cuts Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short as fiscal ... Bloomberg, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1113081/obama-cuts-hawaii-holiday-short-over-fiscal-cliff
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    World fears US default, President Obama warns

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President says world leaders nervous that Republicans could ‘blow up’ US economy President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that world leaders were ... news conference designed to hike pressure on Republicans. “They’ve never seen that before. And that does make them nervous.” One party in Congress might blow the whole thing up if they don’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327773/world-fears-us-default-president-obama-warns
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US shutdown slows efforts to fix Nasa-China controversy

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Beijing has criticised ban as discriminatory Nasa is trying to resolve an international spat over banning Chinese scientists from a planetary conference but efforts are being hampered by the US government shutdown, a meeting organiser said on Wednesday. Some leading US astronomers have vowed to boycott the conference next month at a US space agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1328387/us-shutdown-slows-efforts-fix-nasa-china-controversy
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House talks fail to end US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Preisdent Obama says he will not negotiate on budget matters until Republicans pass bill to reopen government Talks between an exasperated President Barack Obama and top Republicans failed to end a government shutdown on Wednesday, with both sides accusing the other of refusing to move off hardened positions. Obama meanwhile, sent Wall Street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1323344/white-house-talks-fail-end-us-government-shutdown
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pentagon orders security review after US naval base shooting

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 10:51am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order review of physical security and access at US bases worldwide The Pentagon said on Tuesday it would review ... Republican Senator John McCain. The White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama had ordered a review into security standards for contractors at federal agencies. Obama also called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1312154/pentagon-orders-security-review-after-us-naval-base-shooting
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles killed by beetles

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Beatle memorial tree killed by beetles A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councilor said. Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, said the Japanese black pine tree, planted about 12 years ago, would be replaced in November. The four-metre-high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557609/george-harrison-memorial-tree-los-angeles-killed-beetles
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Suspect in murder of Irish soldiers in Lebanon arrested in Detroit

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. The agency arrested Bazzi, an ice cream man, for "administrative immigration violations" and not directly in connection with the killings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557026/suspect-murder-irish-soldiers-lebanon-arrested-detroit
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle military secrets out of US

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:23am by Reuters

    ... hackers broke into the computer networks of the US government agency that keeps the personal information of all federal employees. The paper said the hackers appeared to be targeting files on tens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558017/us-says-chinese-man-pleads-guilty-military-technology-sting
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington More infectious germ samples found at US lab An investigation into the discovery of six vials of forgotten smallpox at a US government lab has turned up ... is clearly unacceptable," said the FDA of its own discovery at the NIH, located in Maryland near the US capital. "The agency is in the process of reviewing its policies and procedures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555635/hundreds-more-infectious-germ-samples-found-lab-near-washington

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