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2006-03-27 19:59:34

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday withdrew the nomination of a former Dubai Ports World executive to direct U.S. maritime affairs after his appointment was blocked in the Senate during a political storm over port security.

2006-03-21 16:59:06

By Michael Christie FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida (Reuters) - The debacle over a Dubai company's thwarted attempt to take over some U.S. port operations may end up undermining U.S.

2006-03-15 19:14:24

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

2006-03-12 13:43:07

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Republican opponent of the collapsed Dubai ports deal said on Sunday that he would press ahead with legislation requiring U.S. ownership of infrastructure deemed critical to homeland security.

2006-03-03 20:59:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it had received an application from an Arab-based port operator needed to start a second review of the company's plans to take over management of six U.S. ports, a deal that has triggered a backlash in Congress.

2006-02-27 15:06:16

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pressed ahead with legislation on Monday to possibly block a state-owned Arab company from taking over key U.S. port operations, despite the White House agreeing to a broader security review of the contested deal.

2006-02-27 15:00:05

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pressed ahead with legislation on Monday to possibly block a state-owned Arab company from taking over key U.S. port operations, despite the White House agreeing to a broader security review of the contested deal.

2006-02-25 17:18:04

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Saturday accused President George W. Bush of being casual with national security as they warned of risks from an Arab state-owned company gaining control of terminals at six key U.S. ports. New Jersey Gov.

2006-02-24 19:21:43

By Daniel Trotta NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - The political battle over whether U.S. port terminals can be safely run by an Arab state-owned company is a meaningless sideshow, say U.S. federal agents on the front lines of port security.

2006-02-21 13:48:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Powerful Washington lawmakers citing security concerns on Tuesday pushed emergency legislation to block a controversial deal that would place management of six major U.S. ports in the hands of a state-owned Arab company. U.S.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.