29 Nov 2012

EU Commission’s Barroso unveils plan for euro’s future

“The European Commission has set out a timetable for eurozone integration, including plans for a separate eurozone budget and joint issuance of debt.” Source: BBC News – EU Commission’s Barroso unveils plan for euro’s future

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29 Nov 2012

Iran will press on with enrichment: nuclear chief

“Iran will go on refining uranium ‘with intensity’ and the number of enrichment centrifuges it has operating will rise substantially in the current year, the country’s nuclear energy chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday.” Source: Iran will press on with enrichment: nuclear chief | Reuters

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29 Nov 2012

Iran shows new submarines and warships, touts self-sufficiency in defense

“Iran’s state television has posted a short video that shows what the Iranians say are ‘indigenously built’ warship and submarines. The two Ghadir class submarines, which can fire missiles and torpedoes at the same time, and the Sina-7 warship were launched at Bandar Abbas, near the Strait of Hormuz.” Source:

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29 Nov 2012

Colombia pulls out of International Court over Nicaragua

“Colombia has announced it no longer recognises the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in The Hague. The decision comes nine days after the ICJ redrew Colombia’s maritime border in the Caribbean in favour of Nicaragua.” Source: BBC News – Colombia pulls out of International Court over Nicaragua

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29 Nov 2012

Chinese Cyberespionage Tool Updated For Traditional Cybercrime

“In yet another example of the inevitable intersection between cyberespionage and cybercrime, an infamous cyberspying tool out of China has been upgraded and used in targeted attacks for financial gain, not pure cyberespionage. “ Source: Chinese Cyberespionage Tool Updated For Traditional Cybercrime – Dark Reading

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28 Nov 2012

China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink

“For three years, a group of hackers from China waged a relentless campaign of cyber harassment against Solid Oak Software Inc., Milburn’s family-owned, eight-person firm in Santa Barbara, California. The attack began less than two weeks after Milburn publicly accused China of appropriating his company’s parental filtering software, CYBERsitter, for

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28 Nov 2012

US military train in cyber-city to prepare hack defence

“A miniature ‘cyber-city’ has been created in New Jersey, complete with a bank, hospital, water-tower, train system, power grid and a coffee shop.” Source: BBC News – US military train in cyber-city to prepare hack defence

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28 Nov 2012

Anti-Israel group hacks UN nuclear agency server

“The UN nuclear agency has acknowledged that one of its computer servers was hacked by an anti-Israeli group. The IAEA said a previously unknown group called Parastoo had posted contact details for more than 100 nuclear experts on the group’s website.” Source: BBC News – Anti-Israel group hacks UN nuclear

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28 Nov 2012

US envoy Susan Rice admits Benghazi attack error

“A US diplomat hotly tipped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted releasing incorrect information after September’s attack on the American consulate in Libya.” Source: BBC News – US envoy Susan Rice admits Benghazi attack error

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28 Nov 2012

Car bombs kill 34 in pro-Assad Damascus suburb

“Two car bombs exploded in an attack that killed at least 34 people on Wednesday in a district of the Syrian capital loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.” Source: Car bombs kill 34 in pro-Assad Damascus suburb | Reuters

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