03 Jul 2013

China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi

China has sacked a top regional party official for suspected “disciplinary violations”, state media report. via BBC News – China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi.

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03 Jul 2013

Suspected US drone ‘kills 17’ in north-west Pakistan

At least 17 people have been killed in a suspected US drone strike on a compound in north-west Pakistan, Pakistani officials say. via BBC News – Suspected US drone ‘kills 17’ in north-west Pakistan.

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03 Jul 2013

Afghan army chief: ‘Pakistan controls Taliban’

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped “in weeks” if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army has told the BBC. via BBC News – Afghan army chief: ‘Pakistan controls Taliban’.

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03 Jul 2013

Croatia becomes newest EU member

Croatia formally became the newest member of the European Union on Monday, marking an end to a 10-year campaign for a Balkan state that emerged from the ruins of a bloody civil war. via Croatia becomes newest EU member – CNN.com.

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03 Jul 2013

Two suspects arrested in alleged Canada Day plot

Two suspects have been arrested on terror charges and are accused of plotting to use explosive devices in Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada Day, which fell on Monday, James Malizia of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday. via Two suspects arrested in alleged Canada Day plot – CNN.com.

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02 Jul 2013

IAEA chief sounds warning on ‘nuclear terrorism’

“The head of the UN atomic agency warned on Monday against complacency in preventing ‘nuclear terrorism’, saying progress in recent years should not lull the world into a false sense of security.” Source:IAEA chief sounds warning on ‘nuclear terrorism’ – Hindustan Times

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02 Jul 2013

Al-Qaeda sought to benefit from WikiLeaks documents, prosecutors say

“Al-Qaeda leaders reveled in WikiLeaks’ publication of reams of classified U.S. documents, urging members to study them before devising ways to attack the United States, according to evidence presented by the prosecution Monday in the court-martial of an Army private who leaked the material. ‘By the grace of God the

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02 Jul 2013

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

“China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries. China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the

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02 Jul 2013

Unmanned Russian rocket explodes

“An unmanned Russian rocket veered off course and exploded in a fireball Tuesday, seconds after liftoff from a launch pad in Kazakhstan. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The Proton-M rocket was carrying three satellites for Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System, or Glonass, reported the RIA Novosti news agency.”

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02 Jul 2013

Rogue private eyes: The next hacking scandal?

“The agency often described as ‘Britain’s FBI’ is being hauled in front of MPs to address allegations it has not done enough to deal with the threat posed by rogue private investigators who use criminal methods to access private information. So what does the Serious Organised Crime Agency know about

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