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News from North America, Friday 7th June 2013

New York Times: “The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The confirmation of the classified program came just hours after […]

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News from North America, Friday 24th May 2013

BBC News: “President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones in a ‘just war’ of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America safer. In a wide-ranging speech on a programme shrouded in secrecy, he said there must be “near certainty” that no civilians would die in such strikes. In a […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Standard: First European Conference for gay rights. ‘According to a study commissioned by the Dutch government condemns a majority of citizens homosexuality Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Europe. The resulting studies, which on Thursday in The Hague at the first European conference on the rights and the social acceptance […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 24th April 2013

LA Times: “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his older brother planned the Boston Marathon bombings only a week or so before the race, that they were operating alone, and that they received no training or support from outside terrorist groups, officials said Tuesday. His comments appear to support investigators’ theory that the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 18th April 2013

EUROPE Comment – LSE EUROPP Blog: Five minutes with William Outhwaite: “The chic ultra-right populism of Geert Wilders and others is certainly worrying”. ‘As part of our on-going Thinkers on Europe series, EUROPP’s editors Stuart A Brown and Chris Gilson spoke to Professor of Sociology William Outhwaite about the EU’s democratic deficit, the rise of the far-right, and whether sociologists […]

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News from North America, Friday 12th April 2013

Reuters: “A second white supremacist identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief has been arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said on Thursday. Thomas James Guolee, 31, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on a felony warrant unrelated to the slaying of Tom Clements, according to the […]

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News from North America, Monday 4th February 2013

New York Times: “A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review.” Research: Triangle Center […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 22nd January 2013

BBC News: “Canada’s foreign minister has said he is trying to verify whether two Canadians were among the Islamists involved in the Algerian siege. Algeria’s prime minister said the hostage raid at a remote desert gas plant was co-ordinated by a Canadian. The hostage crisis left 37 foreigners of eight nationalities and one Algerian worker […]

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North America Tracker 05.12.12

Southern Poverty Law Center: “A confessed serial killer and bank robber who took his own life in an Alaska jail cell on Sunday was exposed to the racist and anti-Semitic beliefs of Christian Identity theology during his childhood in a rural corner of Washington state, Hatewatch has learned. Israel Keyes, 34, now linked to at least eight […]

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South Asia Tracker 12.11.12

Pakistan: The Nation: 12 people have been killed in the latest episode of a violence surge in Karachi, with authorities giving warnings as to more killings ahead of the first Islamic month Muharram – where fighting is prohibited.. “A father and his two sons were among the unfortunate ones who died in Sunday’s violent episodes […]

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