16 Jul 2011

U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams

“U.S. and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.” (Source: U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams | Reuters.)

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15 Jul 2011

DHS unveils Maritime Operations Coordination plan

“The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a Maritime Operations Coordination plan developed to increase coordination and enhance information-sharing across agencies. Specifically, the agency said the plan supports the integration of intelligence for maritime operations among the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “ (Source: DHS

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14 Jul 2011

Bin Laden Plotted 9/11 Anniversary Attack

“Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to communications Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring.” (Bin Laden Plotted 9/11 Anniversary Attack – WSJ.com)

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14 Jul 2011

U.S. warned of possible credit downgrade

“U.S. lawmakers got another stern warning from a leading credit rating agency on Thursday that there is now a very real possibility that the country’s top-notch credit rating could be downgraded in the next three months.” (U.S. warned of possible credit downgrade – Jul. 14, 2011)

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14 Jul 2011

Mexico changes constitution to combat human trafficking

“Mexico’s president approved several changes to the country’s constitution Wednesday aimed at cracking down on human trafficking.” (Source: Mexico changes constitution to combat human trafficking – The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery – CNN.com Blogs.)

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14 Jul 2011

Security Council Recommends UN Membership for South Sudan

“The United Nations Security Council has recommended U.N. membership for South Sudan, which became independent this past Saturday. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to give final approval on Thursday. “ (Source: Security Council Recommends UN Membership for South Sudan | News | English.)

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14 Jul 2011

Turkey detains suspected al-Qaeda members targeting U.S. Embassy

“Fifteen suspected al-Qaeda terrorists were detained in several Turkish cities on Tuesday (July 12th) for reported ties in a planned attack on several diplomatic targets, including the US Embassy in Ankara. The arrests came days ahead of a planned visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Istanbul. “

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14 Jul 2011

More Mexicans fleeing the drug war seek U.S. asylum

“Mexican journalist Armando Rodriguez, renowned for his coverage of gangland slayings in his hometown of Ciudad Juarez, lay dead in a casket, shot by suspected cartel hitmen. As his colleague Jorge Luis Aguirre drove to the funeral home in the dismal border city to pay his last respects, his cell

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14 Jul 2011

Security crackdown continues across Syria

“Syrian security forces have sprayed bullets into a crowd of protesters in Deir al-Zour, killing two demonstrators and bringing the number of dead to nine in the second day of operations by Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to rights activists.” (Source: Security crackdown continues across Syria – Middle East – Al

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14 Jul 2011

Suicide attack at Karzai memorial service underscores deteriorating security

“Hours after the United Nations issued its biannual report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan, a suicide bombing at the memorial service for President Hamid Karzai’s half brother underscored the report’s main findings: Security is deteriorating.” (Source: Suicide attack at Karzai memorial service underscores deteriorating security – CSMonitor.com.)

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