July 20, 2008 |
A Cambodian general said he had little hope that upcoming talks between his government and Thailand would resolve a tense border dispute that has seen hundreds of troops face off around an ancient temple. Cambodian Brig. Gen. Chea Keo said Thai troops had deployed an artillery piece about half a mile northeast of Preah Vihear temple, the latest escalation before Monday's meeting aimed at averting a military confrontation. He based his pessimism on a recent counterclaim by Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej that the area around a Buddhist pagoda near the temple belongs to Thailand.
November 12, 2008 |
North Korea says it will ban South Koreans from crossing the border for joint projects beginning next month, accusing its neighbor of seeking confrontation. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said that the country's military had taken action to "cut off all the overland passages" across the border beginning Dec. 1.
August 24, 2007 |
Boeing Co. has fallen behind schedule in delivering functioning border-security towers under a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. There are flaws in the towers, which are equipped with motion sensors, cameras and radar to track people trying to cross the Mexican border into the U.S., said Brad Benson, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman in Washington. "They did get all the equipment in place and turned on by June 13, the original projection," he said.
August 21, 2004 |
As part of a sharp increase in surveillance of the border with Canada, federal officials Friday dedicated the first of five planned bases for regular flights to look for drug runners and others crossing illegally by air or land. The Bellingham Air Marine Branch is to have a staff of about 70, two helicopters, an airplane and a high-speed boat by year's end. Similar bases have policed the U.S.-Mexico border for three decades, but the new facility is the first on the Canadian border.
April 2, 2009 |
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Wednesday promised to add two dozen agents in the San Diego area to inspect Mexico-bound vehicles for weapons and drug profits, as part of the federal government's new anti-drug plan. On her first visit to the Southwest border since announcing the anti-trafficking blueprint last week, Napolitano said the agents would help staff checkpoints that had been used sporadically for the last two years.
December 21, 2009 |
An underground barrier to prevent tunneling by smugglers along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip has been dubbed a "wall of shame" by Arab writers and politicians who charge that Cairo is siding with Israel in isolating the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the seaside enclave. Construction on the 100-foot-deep steel wall began a few weeks ago, but the Egyptian government didn't publicly acknowledge the project until the weekend. Officials defended the effort against accusations that it was an affront to Palestinians by the government of President Hosni Mubarak, which opposes Hamas, the militant group ruling Gaza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1991
I still can't understand why opponents of my proposals to regain control over our borders and bring our citizenship laws into line with those of the vast majority of nations around the world refuse to base their arguments on the facts. Instead, Linda Mitchell of the Coalition for Humane, Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and others cited in The Times' article of Nov. 28 are trying to twist my views in an apparent effort to make me appear to be anti-Latino. As I have consistently tried to make clear, my proposals deal only with the issue of illegal immigration.
June 22, 2007 |
Technical issues are delaying the completion of a multibillion-dollar high-tech fence intended to reduce illegal entry along the nation's southern border, the government said. The first phase of the project involves building nine towers that would be along 28 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, and that bracket the Sasabe, Ariz., port of entry. Boeing Co.
March 28, 2006 |
Undercover investigators slipped radioactive material -- enough to make two small "dirty bombs" -- across U.S. borders in Texas and Washington state in a test of security at American points of entry, the Government Accountability Office said. Radiation alarms at the unidentified sites detected the small amounts of cesium-137, a nuclear material used in industrial gauges. But customs agents permitted the material to enter because they were tricked with counterfeit documents.