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A fair deal for the small investor

Dan David exposed fraud by Chinese companies, writes Kevin McQueen.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

My first trip to the United States in early 2008 - with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away - gave me a street-level glimpse of China's rising profile on Wall Street as well as among ordinary Americans.

10 Feb 2014 - 1:54pm

Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said on Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US commitment to the region.

21 Nov 2013 - 9:48am

Obama says he would never have ditched Biden for Clinton

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he would never have ditched Joe Biden, following reports his 2012 re-election campaign bosses considered dropping the vice-president in favour of Hillary Clinton.

“Here’s the one thing I can say for certain, if they had asked me, I would have said there is no way that I’m not running again with Joe Biden,” Obama told NBC News.

8 Nov 2013 - 1:37pm

CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

The Central Intelligence Agency pays US telecommunications giant AT&T more than US$10 million a year to provide phone records with possible links to suspected terrorists, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing government officials.

8 Nov 2013 - 2:56pm

Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

US Vice-President Joe Biden will visit China, Japan and South Korea next month, the White House said on Monday, as it seeks to ease doubts about its commitment to Asia.

On the trip in the first week of December, Biden will be the highest-ranking US official to visit China since Beijing’s leadership transition.

5 Nov 2013 - 10:42pm

Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

The US nuclear arsenal needs a multi-billion dollar overhaul in the coming decade to ensure the weapons’ safety and effectiveness, defence officials said on Tuesday, despite warnings from arms control groups that the effort is unaffordable and unnecessary.

30 Oct 2013 - 11:40am

Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

Two months before the troubled October 1 launch of Obamacare exchanges, a key administration official overseeing the programme assured a congressional oversight panel that work was on-track to roll-out a tested website that would make it easy for Americans to enrol in affordable health insurance coverage.

27 Oct 2013 - 5:35pm

President vows to fix flawed Obamacare website

President Barack Obama on Saturday acknowledged problems with the roll-out of a key health website, adding he had people “working overtime” to fix the glitches that have marred a flagship domestic policy.

Obama has faced a barrage of criticism over this month’s sputtering debut of healthcare.gov, through which millions of Americans are expected to buy insurance.

26 Oct 2013 - 7:57pm

Two wounded in Tennessee National Guard armoury shooting

A member of the US National Guard shot and wounded two of his superiors on Thursday at an armoury outside a Navy facility in Millington, Tennessee, authorities said.

The gunman shot a sergeant major and a major, both recruiters, as they were going through administrative policies and procedures with him, Tennessee Adjutant General Terry Haston told reporters at a press conference.

25 Oct 2013 - 12:35pm