Tag Archives: Security

News from North America, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BBC News: “US Senator John McCain has visited Syria to meet rebels in the war-torn country, his office has told the BBC. Sen McCain has repeatedly called for the US to provide military aid to members of the Syrian insurgency. He becomes the highest ranking US official to travel to Syria, though McCain spokesman Brian […]

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News from North America, Thursday 9th May 2013

New York Times: “During a six-month visit to his Russian homeland last year, the parents of  the Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev said, he spent his time reading novels and reconnecting with family, not venturing into the shadowy world of the region’s militants. But now, investigators are looking into a range of suspected contacts Mr. […]

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News from North America, Thursday 25th April 2013

BBC News: “One of the Boston bomb suspects was added to a terrorism database 18 months ago at the request of the CIA, officials have told US media. The FBI has already said it investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, but had found no evidence of a threat. Tsarnaev was killed during a police chase last week. […]

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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 North America, Monday 22nd April 2013

BBC News: “US federal prosecutors are preparing charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as more details emerge of his capture. If he is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, he could face the death penalty. Mr Tsarnaev is in hospital, unable to speak because of a […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 16th April 2013

Reuters: “Investigators on Tuesday searched for the person or group responsible for planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in the worst bomb attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation led a battery of federal, state and […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

EUROPE UPI: Femen’s Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism. ‘”International Topless Jihad Day”–organized in several European capitals on April 4 by the feminist group Femen–was a setback for women in the Muslim world. All it did was give religious extremists a good reason to denounce feminism as an importation of the West that insults cultures and religions.’ New […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 27th March 2013

Reuters: “President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose veteran agent Julia Pierson as Secret Service director, the first woman to lead the male-dominated agency, a year after its reputation was tarnished by a scandal involving agents and prostitutes in Colombia.” NY Daily News: “Investigators found bomb-making materials and pants that appeared to have blood on them […]

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North America Tracker 19.12.12

CNN: “A Florida man arrested on terror charges allegedly wanted to attack a landmark in New York City but didn’t have the money or bomb-making components to carry out his plot, according to arguments made by federal prosecutors during a detention hearing Tuesday. According to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the case, the […]

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US Tracker 07.11.12

President Barack Obama handily won a second term in office. Controversial candidates Todd Akin (Republican of Missouri) and Richard Mourdock (Republican of Indiana) both lost their bids for the US Senate. Reuters: “Analysts see a strong counter-terrorism focus increasingly driving U.S. policy towards Africa, as Washington throws its weight behind efforts on the continent to […]

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