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United States Department of Homeland Security

Homeland security chief Janet Napolitano leaving for academia

Janet Napolitano is leaving the Washington stage.

Janet Napolitano, who has served as US President Barack Obama's secretary of homeland security since the beginning of the administration, is stepping down to become president of the University of California system.

Saturday, 13 July, 2013, 3:42am

US air passenger held after arsenal seized

A 28-year-old man on a plane from Asia was arrested in Los Angeles after he was found wearing body armour and transporting a small arsenal of weapons including a smoke grenade, officials said on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:27pm

Asia likely to be hardest hit by scanning of US-bound containers

Shippers in Asia, Europe and North America fear that a 9/11 provision that requires the compulsory scanning of all United States-bound containers at foreign ports within five years will slow the flow of goods and even create a gridlock at ports at a time of booming world trade.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Sofa so good

Italian leather sofa manufacturer Cierre celebrated its arrival in Hong Kong last month with a cocktail reception.

Owner Stefano Conficcioni came from Italy for the opening of the concept store in Happy Valley, which was specially decorated for the occasion with five portraits by painter Dai Ping-jun from the Connoisseur Gallery.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Uneasy ride for New Yorkers as terrorism threat lingers

On the same day that London stopped to commemorate the 52 victims of last July's terror attacks, news broke in New York about a foiled plot to flood the city's financial district. It aimed to do so by destroying commuter trains as they passed in tunnels under the Hudson River into Lower Manhattan.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Master of disguise

Everything has its place in one minimalist Mid-Levels family home - even the letter box.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

US pair held for alleged piracy

They are accused of counterfeiting thousands of DVDs

Two US citizens have been arrested in Shanghai on suspicion of being the ringleaders of an international DVD-pirating operation, police and state media said yesterday.

31 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Pacific carriers settle collusion case

14 lines pay US$1.3m and agree to restrictions on rate talks

The busiest carriers on the transpacific trades will pay US$1.35 million to the United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) rather than face civil charges for collectively discriminating against common carriers.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

US Customs tightens rules on information for shipments to America

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will from Sunday tighten the screws on maritime trade transport firms that fail to submit accurate information for US-bound shipments before vessels set sail.

2 May 2003 - 12:00am

CONTROVERSIAL TAX CAN HELP THE ECONOMY IF REVENUE IS NOT SQUANDERED

I agree with Sean Niem's opposition to ethnic/national divisive rhetoric, ('Criticism of expatriates unfair', South China Morning Post, February 28) in his reply to my letter of February 25. However, I think he was barking up the wrong tree.

7 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Hong Kong worries that stricter reporting rules will reduce efficiency

In many ways, the difficulty Hong Kong is having in getting to grips with the United States Container Security Initiative can be attributed to a clash of business cultures.

While the Hong Kong government at times trips over itself to get out of the way of the private sector, the US is arguably the most regulated business environment in the world.

16 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Hi-tech help to find terror weapons

Hong Kong Customs chiefs are to buy a hi-tech system to screen shipping containers for nuclear and chemical materials used in the production of weapons of mass destruction.

The move comes as tension mounts in the region over the threat posed by North Korea's decision to reactivate its nuclear programme.

29 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

US exports nuclear attack fears

SHIPPING LABOURERS toiling with containers in Hong Kong may seem far removed from the Hollywood glamour of screen idol Ben Affleck. Yet, in the fear-driven post-September 11 world they do share a connection.

5 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

New air, border post

Creation of a new post of Deputy Secretary for Environment and Food to head a division on air quality and cross-border issues was approved.

1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am