16 May 2012

1 dead from grenade attack outside nightclub in Mombasa, Kenya

“Police say attackers fired shots and detonated grenades outside a nightclub in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa after they were denied entry, killing one person and injuring four.” Source: Official: 1 dead from grenade attack outside nightclub in Mombasa, Kenya – The Washington Post

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16 May 2012

BoE Cites Increased Risk Of Disorderly Euro Outcome As Greatest Threat To UK

“The Bank of England’s monthly inflation report released today said inflation is expected to fall down below the bank’s target of 2% over the next two years. However, the report added that inflation risks have recently risen over the short term as political instability in Europe threatens the single currency’s

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16 May 2012

Stocks Post Loss on Greece

“Stocks faded in the final hour of trading Tuesday to finish lower following news that Greek depositors withdrew 700 million euros from the nation’s banking system and after Greece’s leaders failed to agree on a coalition government.” (Source: US Stocks: Stocks Post Loss on Greece, S&P at 3-Month Low –

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15 May 2012

Yemeni oil pipeline hit by third terrorist attack

“Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists blew up a gas pipeline transporting LNG from Maarib to the Balhaf export terminal in the Gulf of Aden late on May 13. This was the third attack on the pipeline in recent months, a Yemeni government official said, and was claimed

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15 May 2012

Bodyguard says he was paid $3K to gun down security official who was ‘annoyance’ to Iraqi VP

“A bodyguard for Iraq’s fugitive vice president testified Tuesday that he was paid $3,000 to assassinate a government security official in one of hundreds of death squad killings that authorities link to one of the nation’s highest-ranking Sunni leaders.” (Source: Bodyguard says he was paid $3K to gun down security

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15 May 2012

Russia: Someone is Hurting Our Space Program

“Are wars moving into the ‘invisible’ field? Can the use of advanced measures neutralize military activity on the ground or in space, without anyone knowing who the neutralizer was? If we judge by the things said this week by the head of Russia’s space agency, it is quite possible.” Source:

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15 May 2012

Police detain 20 for alleged links to terrorist KCK

“The İstanbul Police Department’s Counterterrorism Unit has detained 20 people for alleged links to the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella political organization that includes the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), early on Tuesday.” Source: Police detain 20 for alleged links to terrorist KCK

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15 May 2012

European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia

“European Union forces on Tuesday attacked a Somali pirate base for the first time, using a combat helicopter to strafe several of the signature fiberglass skiffs that the pirates use to hijack ships.” (Source: European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia – NYTimes.com.)

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14 May 2012

Opinion: Can the FBI understand intelligence?

“Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the FBI, the world’s leading law enforcement agency, has labored to transform itself into an intelligence organization — while preserving its policing pre-eminence. This challenge has proved difficult.” Source: Opinion: Can the FBI understand intelligence? – Amb. Henry A. Crumpton – POLITICO.com

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14 May 2012

Gunmen Sack Police Station, Steal Arms, Attack Banks

“For some residents, Edo State, at the weekend, became a theatre of war. Some gunmen struck at a police station. There were conflicting accounts on the gunmen’s encounter with the police. While one account had it that the policemen, unable to withstand the gunmen’s firepower, took to their heels, the

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