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U.S. Orders Airlines to State Fees More Clearly

airlines-us-airways The government plans to announce a new set of passenger protections on Wednesday aimed primarily at travelers’ growing frustration over airline fees.   Passengers waiting for luggage at La Guardia Airport. New rules issued by the Transportation Department require airlines to... [Read More]

Obama calls on business to do more to boost U.S

obama President Barack Obama called on U.S. businesses on Saturday to do more to boost the economy by hiring more workers and making investments. The government has an obligation to make the United States the best place to do business, by providing the best schools, incentives to innovate and the best... [Read More]

China’s President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington DC on Tuesday on a four-day U.S visit

Hu Jintao WASHINGTON: The name’s Hu, and the jokes are many. But serious business is afoot. China’s President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington DC on Tuesday on a four-day U.S visit that is being watched in every capital in the planet – including New Delhi — for language, substance,... [Read More]

Obama us president With New Tax Bill, a Turning Point for the President

tax-bill When he first struck the deal two weeks ago, a sour Mr. Obama announced it by himself, lamented his own agreement and testily denounced his Republican partners as “hostage takers” and his liberal critics as “sanctimonious.” By the time he signed it into law on Friday, little more than... [Read More]

President Lee Myung-bak on Monday condemned North Korea’s deadly shelling of a South Korean border island as an “inhumane crime”

Delivering a televised speech to the nation, Lee offered a rare public apology for the government’s much-criticized response to a rain of North Korean artillery shells on Yeonpyeong Island near the tense Yellow Sea border on Nov. 23. President Lee Myung-bak speaks in a televised speech. The president... [Read More]

Race between Washington’s Patty Murray and Dino Rossi could be key to U.S. Senate control

WASHINGTON — In this dark and difficult election year for Democrats, incumbent Sen. Patty Murray could very well be the only thing standing between Republicans and GOP control of the U.S. Senate. It’s a long shot requiring Republicans to add 10 seats. But with pollsters and campaign experts... [Read More]

WikiLeaks founder blasts ‘false’ rape accusations

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced Monday lingering sex crime accusations against him as “false,” saying they distracted from serious Iraq war abuses revealed by his group. The Australian founder of the whistleblowing website, who lives the life of a fugitive on the run fearing charges... [Read More]

U.S. swimmer’s body to be handed over to U.S. authorities

U.S. Swimming Federation authorities expect to receive the body of Fran Crippen Monday. The star open-water swimmer died Saturday during the last leg of the Marathon Swimming World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. “In respect for his memory” the International Swimming Federation (FINA) cancelled... [Read More]

U.S. congressman calls for YouTube to remove videos featuring militant

A New York congressman sent a letter to the chief executive of YouTube Sunday, asking that the company remove all videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki — a man the congressman called the “bin Laden of the internet.” Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, made the request one day after the online... [Read More]

Hurricane Richard has made landfall in Belize, but is expected to weaken as it continues towards southeastern Mexico.

Hurricane Richard formed in the Caribbean and steamed toward an expected landfall yesterday in the tiny Central American nation of Belize, where tourists were evacuated from outlying islands and an estimated 10,000 people took refuge in shelters. A hurricane warning was in effect for Belize and western... [Read More]

Nintendo to Launch 3-D Hand-held in February

CHIBA, Japan—Nintendo Co. said Wednesday it will launch its 3-D hand-held videogame system in February, damping speculation that it would launch the product in time for the year-end holiday shopping season. The 3DS, the successor to Nintendo’s DS portable game system, plays 3-D games without... [Read More]

NATO forces carry out 2 airstrikes in Pakistan, killing more than 50 insurgents

ISLAMABAD- NATO helicopters based in Afghanistan carried out at least two airstrikes in Pakistan  that killed more than 50 militants after the insurgents attacked a small Afghan security outpost near the border, spokesmen said Monday. NATO justified the strikes based on “the right of self-defense.”... [Read More]

Obama says new U.S. sanctions show international resolve in Iran issue

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law new U.S. sanctions on Iran that he called another step in demonstrating that “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” At a White House signing ceremony, Obama noted... [Read More]