31 May 2012

Significant events this week proving the Second Cold War has begun

“Many confuse the first Cold War as a war of nuclear ambition. It was much more than just a hostile time between the United States and the former Soviet Union where nuclear war threatened the world. In reality, the first Cold War was a ‘war of ultimate supremacy.’ Both, the

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31 May 2012

Abducted German engineer ‘killed in Nigeria’

“A German engineer abducted in January by gunmen in northern Nigeria has been killed during a failed rescue bid, security sources say.” (Source: BBC News – Abducted German engineer ‘killed in Nigeria’.)

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31 May 2012

American kidnapped in Benin, US Embassy says

“An American citizen has been kidnapped in the normally peaceful and politically stable nation of Benin, according to U.S. officials.” (Source: American kidnapped in Benin, US Embassy says – Yahoo! News.)

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31 May 2012

Security concerns affect World Cup qualifying in Africa

“Egypt will open its World Cup qualifying campaign at a military stadium on the Mediterranean coast without any fans, while FIFA wants extra policing in terrorist-targeted Kenya as Africa’s top teams begin the long road to Brazil 2014.” (Source: Security concerns affect World Cup qualifying in Africa – Soccer –

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31 May 2012

Azerbaijan: 40 arrested in Eurovision terror plot

“Security services in Azerbaijan say they have arrested 40 suspects and seized weapons as they thwarted a series of planned terror attacks against the Eurovision Song Contest.” (Source: Azerbaijan: 40 arrested in Eurovision terror plot | News Briefs | EW.com.)

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31 May 2012

Cartel web presence could be used against them: experts

“Experts from 20 countries gathered Wednesday at the Mexican resort town of Cancun to discuss a strategy for battling organized crime, in an effort mandated by the recent Summit of the Americas. Mexico drug cartels in particular have increasingly turned to the Internet to improve their communications, avoid detection, and

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29 May 2012

Al-Shabaab plotting attack in Netherlands

“A former commander of the Somali al-Qaeda-linked organisation al-Shabaab says dormant cells in the Netherlands are secretly preparing terrorist attacks.” Source: Al-Shabaab plotting attack in Netherlands | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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29 May 2012

U.S. officials among the targets of Iran-linked assassination plots

“The Obama administration has declined to directly link the Azerbaijan plot to the Iranian government, avoiding what could be an explosive accusation at a time when the two governments are engaged in negotiations on limiting Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. officials say they are less convinced that top Iranian and Hezbollah

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29 May 2012

Iran victim of another cyberattack

“A Russian-based internet security firm says a powerful computer virus with unprecedented data-snatching capabilities has attacked machines in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.” (Source: The Associated Press: Russian firm: Iran victim of another cyberattack.)

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29 May 2012

Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy

” At least eight people were killed in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in northern Italy on Tuesday, civil protection authorities said, predicting the number would rise.” (Source: Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy – CNN.com.)

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