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2006-03-30 17:34:06

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty percent of cargo containers entering U.S. ports are now screened for radioactive material but a minimum of containers tagged as potential risks are inspected before they reach the country, according to a congressional report released on Thursday.

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.