Tag Archives: national security

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, Thursday 6th June 2013

BBC News: “US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In a second-term shuffle of his foreign policy team, the president also nominated human rights researcher Samantha Power to replace Ms Rice. Ms Rice will take over from Tom Donilon, who will step down in […]

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News from North America, Thursday 23rd May 2013

New York Times: “One lingering mystery in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings is whether the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played a role in the unsolved murders of three men, one of them his best friend, in a Boston suburb in 2011. That question deepened early Wednesday when a man in Orlando, Fla., who […]

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News from North America, Thursday 4th April 2013

BBC News: “The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes. The Pentagon said the shield would be ready within weeks, adding to warships that were sent to the area earlier. The North had named Guam among a list of possible targets for attack that […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

BBC News: “An ex-convict suspected in the death of Colorado’s prisons chief shed a parolee monitoring device days before the murder, officials have said. Evan Ebel’s bracelet, worn as a condition of his release to confirm he was obeying curfew, signalled on 14 March that it had been tampered with.” ABC News: “A magistrate has […]

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News from North America, Monday 1st April 2013

BBC News: “A district attorney has been shot dead in Texas, the third justice official to be killed in the US in recent weeks. Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead on Saturday in Kaufman County. Kaufman’s Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was killed in January. Last week a suspect in the killing of […]

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News from North America, Thursday 21st March 2013

Washington Post: “A panel of White House advisers warned President Obama in a secret report that U.S. spy agencies were paying inadequate attention to China, the Middle East and other national security flash points because they had become too focused on military operations and drone strikes, U.S. officials said.” CNN: “The State Department has put […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 19th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Hearkening back to Cold War anxieties, growing signs of spying on U.S. universities are alarming national security officials. As schools become more global in their locations and student populations, their culture of openness and international collaboration makes them increasingly vulnerable to theft of research conducted for the government and industry.” New York Times: “Syria’s main exile opposition coalition […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 13th March 2013

The Guardian: “Legal and medical experts are questioning the decision of a judge in Colorado to allow James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Aurora cinema shooting, to be tested with a “truth serum” should he plead not guilty by reason of insanity.” HSDL: “Today, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 1st March 2013

Jewish Chronicle: May’s pledge to fight extremist groups in UK. ‘Home Secretary Theresa May has said the government is doing everything possible to counter extremist groups operating in Britain. Speaking at the Community Security Trust annual dinner in central London on Wednesday evening, Mrs May said more would be done to stop extremists “masquerading as charities” […]

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