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Mexico's Pemex says blaze halts most work at Madero refinery MEXICO CITY: Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that work at most of its Ciudad Madero refinery in northern Mexico had been halted while it tries to contain an ongoing blaze in a storage tank.Pemex said in a statement that the fire would likely be extinguished by midday on Thursday as the company's emergency personnel and firefighters from nearby cities worked together, the company said in a statement. "Most of the refinery plants are stopped for security," a Pemex spokesman said earlier in a telephone interview, adding that there was a very low risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the refinery, located in Tamaulipas state. Local television images showed out-of-control flames at the site, where the blaze began during the night in a gasoline storage tank. Pemex said two workers suffered light burns and 21 others were treated for dehydration and exhaustion after battling the ...

US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites WASHINGTON: The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.Two satellites are due to be sent into high-altitude orbits for the first time as part of a program that until a few months ago was strictly secret and classified.The satellites will be launched from Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and head to the geosynchronous ...
US appeals court deals blow to Obama health care law WASHINGTON: A US federal appeals court delivered a stinging and potentially crippling blow to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, ruling that insurance subsidies may not be available to millions of users.In a judgment it said has "major consequences," the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize Americans who purchased their coverage through a government website, and that tax credits established under the 2010 law can only be issued to ...
Obama, Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.Obama will sign the "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act," which the White House said would help "improve business engagement and accountability across federally funded training programs."Biden, who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will unveil a new ...
Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border LOS ANGELES: Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.Perry, a Republican seen as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has taken a hard line against immigrant children seeking to enter the United States from Central America.He warned of a "monumental tragedy" if they are not sent back as soon ...
Obama seeks increased NATO spending, 'trans-Atlantic solidarity' WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama and his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski spoke Monday about "the importance of raising defense spending" by NATO's European members, the White House said, in a statement calling for "trans-Atlantic solidarity."The statement followed talks in which the two leaders discussed the downing last week of an Malaysia Air jetliner by Russian backed rebels in Ukraine."This afternoon, President Obama spoke with Polish President Komorowski to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming ...
Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border LOS ANGELES: Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.Perry, a Republican regarded as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has taken a hard line against immigrant children seeking to enter the United States from Central America.He warned of a "monumental tragedy" if they are not sent back as soon ...

 



 
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