05 Aug 2011

Mexican town’s entire police force quits after attack

“An entire police force of 26 officers quit their posts in a northern Mexican town after two of their colleagues were killed in an armed attack, local authorities said Thursday.” (Source: Mexican town’s entire police force quits after attack | News | National Post.)

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05 Aug 2011

Risk of terrorism in Egypt up significantly since 2010: study

“The risk of terrorism in Egypt is significantly higher today than it was last year, as a result of the events following the overthrow of longtime president Hosni Mubarak, a recently released report on global security concluded.” (Source: Risk of terrorism in Egypt up significantly since 2010: study.)

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02 Aug 2011

Amtrak Remains Vulnerable to Terrorism

“Concern is growing over Amtrak’s vulnerability to terrorism and the safety risks to passengers, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General.” (Source: Amtrak Remains Vulnerable to Terrorism | NBC Los Angeles.)

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02 Aug 2011

Japan police raid cult behind 1995 subway attack

“Japanese authorities on Monday raided buildings used by the doomsday cult behind the 1995 deadly sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, news reports said.” (Source: AFP: Japan police raid cult behind 1995 subway attack.)

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02 Aug 2011

Iraq church bombing wounds at least 20

“A car bomb exploded outside a Catholic church in central Kirkuk, Iraq, early Tuesday, wounding at least 20 people, authorities said.” (Source: Iraq church bombing wounds at least 20 – CNN.com.)

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01 Aug 2011

Putin says U.S. is parasite on global economy

“Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means “like a parasite” on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.” Source: Putin says U.S. is parasite on global economy | Reuters

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01 Aug 2011

Mexico drug boss admits ordering 1,500 murders

“A key drug cartel figure arrested last week in Mexico acknowledged ordering about 1,500 killings, U.S. media reported on Monday.” (Source: Mexico drug boss admits ordering 1,500 murders | Crime | RIA Novosti.)

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31 Jul 2011

Moody’s: Neither debt plan protects the nation’s AAA rating

“The “limited magnitude” of both debt plans put forward by congressional leaders would not put the nation’s AAA credit rating back on solid footing, Moody’s Investors Service announced Friday. “Reductions of the magnitude now being proposed, if adopted, would likely lead Moody’s to adopt a negative outlook on the AAA

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30 Jul 2011

Home Office releases strategy document for organised crime

“Released by the Home Office on the 28th July 2011 ‘Local to Global: Reducing the Risk from Organised Crime’ outlines the changes to be made in the lead up to the establishment of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in November 2013.” (Source: Home Office releases strategy document for organised crime

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30 Jul 2011

Obama administration cancels DHS nuclear detection program

“The Obama administration canceled a $1.2 billion program to install nuclear material detectors at U.S. ports of entry, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” (Source: Obama administration cancels DHS nuclear detection program.)

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