Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:51:47
Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill
WASHINGTON: The US government on Thursday was assured of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12am deadline.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:01:45
New York vows to reopen Statue of Liberty, at its own cost
New York - The Statue of Liberty, temporarily closed by a US government budget shutdown, will reopen on Monday to once again beckon other countries' "huddled masses" -- as well as not-so-poor tourists with dollars to spend.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00:00
THAILAND GETS OFF PIRACY WATCH LIST
A US government watch list on shopping malls and markets known for selling pirated goods is free of a Thai name for the first time in a decade.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:10:19
SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission
SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- remains a mystery.
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:59:36
'Walking Dead' handed maximum fine over stuntman's death
The production company behind AMC zombie series "The Walking Dead" has been hit with the maximum possible fine over the death of a stuntman, the US government said on Friday.
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:04:38
Elite US government hacker charged with taking secret information
A member of the US National Security Agency's elite hacking team has been charged with illegally removing top secret materials, in an embarrassing breach for the crucial electronic espionage body.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:54:47
US sues to block $85 bn AT&T-Time Warner merger
The US government filed suit Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, setting up the biggest antitrust court clash in decades over the $85 billion tieup.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:38:41
SpaceX postpones launch of secretive Zuma mission
SpaceX on Thursday postponed the launch of a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- is a mystery.
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 01:00:00
DSI takes up 7 ‘special cases’ including corruption files
DEPARTMENT of Special Investigation (DSI) is set to take over seven controversial cases, including one related to the previous government’s fake rice export deal in which money-laundering charges are pending.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Prosecutors to seek review of two acquittals in rice-pledging case
PUBLIC PROSECUTORS will soon finalise key legal points in an effort to seek a review of court verdicts on two criminal cases concerning the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme and fake government-to-government rice export deals.
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:32:24
New JFK files reveal mafia plots, FBI warning on Oswald
Washington - The US government on Thursday released a mammoth, long-awaited trove of secret files on the killing of president John F. Kennedy, offering intriguing new insights into events surrounding one of the most infamous assassinations in history.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:00:00
Japan shouldn’t sit at negotiating table while US is twisting arms on trade
DIFFERENCES in the positions of the Japanese and US governments on trade have been laid bare.
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:59:07
AIG stripped of 'too big to fail' label by US regulators
WASHINGTON - Insurer AIG, rescued by the US government at the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, will no longer face the stricter oversight of a "too big to fail" institution, the Treasury Department said Friday.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:46:49
Second warrant out for fugitive daughter embroiled in rice scam
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a second warrant for the arrest of a businesswoman who has been convicted over the bogus government-to-government rice deal and was set to be imprisoned for four years.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:00:00
Warnings about past mistakes amid lack of detail in Chao Phraya Basin water plan
THE GOVERNMENT should carefully study water-management plans and allow local people to get involved in projects’ review and planning processes, academics have said, warning that otherwise the projects would result in the same problems that troubled previous governments.