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Obama wants immigration action

President Barack Obama still intends to take executive actions on immigration, he said Thursday, at the tail end of a summer in which his administration has been reviewing options for moves he can take on his own. “If I can’t see congressional action, I have to do at least what I can,” he told reporters at the White House. “Have [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014

Pakistan Army to Mediate Between PM, Protesters

Pakistan's powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud. [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014

145 immigration activists arrested in front of W.H.

More than 140 immigration activists were arrested in front of the White House on Thursday as they loudly protested President Barack Obama over deportations of undocumented immigrants. The scores of arrests, which come as Obama is preparing to unveil changes to his deportation and immigration policies, amounted to one of the largest shows of civil d [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014

"Necesitamos un Estado más austero y simple en lo burocrático, y más generoso en lo social": Uribe - Centro Democrático

Bogotá, 28 de agosto de 2014 (CD). Al tiempo de resaltar la buena nómina de magistrados al Consejo Nacional Electoral, elegidos este jueves por el Congreso, el expresidente y Senador, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, recordó que su opinión personal es que este ente debe desaparecer, porque el Estado debe ser más simple y austero en lo burocrático, y má [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014

Anti-graft officers raid Hong Kong media tycoon's home

Hong Kong anti-corruption officials early Thursday raided the home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken mogul whose media empire is often fiercely critical of Beijing. The swoop comes at a time of growing disquiet in Hong Kong over the erosion of press freedom and perceived influence Beijing holds over the semi-autonomous city. Lai came under the spotlight r [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014

Alibaba opens fifth data center for public cloud business

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Friday it will open a fifth data center in Shenzhen to service AliCloud, the latest sign of its growing investment in the small but potentially lucrative cloud computing business. Established in 2009, AliCloud posted $38 million in revenue during the quarter ending June, a relatively small slice of Alibaba's $2.54 [...] Read more ...

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29 Aug 2014