19 Feb 2017

Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war — but no one is ready to deal with it

“A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons — and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates warned world leaders Saturday.” Source: Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war — but no one is ready to deal

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16 Feb 2017

Mistaken missile warning surprises airmen at Spangdahlem

“The alert — a template intended to be sent to only one user as part of a notification test — was accidentally distributed to the entire wing that afternoon, Maj. Bryon McGarry, chief of public affairs for the 52nd, said in an email Wednesday. It was mistakenly sent to networked computers over

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12 Feb 2017

Hamburg airport halts flights, evacuates in bad air scare

“German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after about 50 people were injured by an unknown hazardous material that likely spread through the airport’s air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, but air traffic started running again around 2

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10 Feb 2017

Foiled France terror plot appears ISIS-inspired

“Suspects arrested Friday in a foiled terror plot in France had just started making the same powerful explosive used in the ISIS-directed Paris and Brussels attacks, and they appear to have been inspired by the terror group, a source close to the investigation tells CNN. French police ‘thwarted an imminent

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10 Feb 2017

DHS estimates border wall may take $21 billion, over 3 years to build

“President Trump’s executive order to complete the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will cost $21.6 billion and take approximately three and a half years to build, according to a Homeland Security Department report that surfaced Thursday evening.” Source: DHS estimates border wall may take $21 billion, over 3 years to

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09 Feb 2017

Former NSA contractor facing 200 years for stolen docs

“A federal grand jury unveiled an indictment Feb. 8 charging a former NSA contractor with stealing highly classified documents over the course of a 20-year career. Harold Martin, 52, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, faces a potential 200-year sentence – 10 years on each of 20 counts of willful retention of

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09 Feb 2017

China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

“China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. The fingerprinting of foreigners will be introduced at Shenzhen airport in the south from Friday, and it will then be gradually rolled out at

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09 Feb 2017

Turkey detains 4 IS suspects planning ‘sensational’ attack

“Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a ‘sensational’ attack. Anadolu Agency said Thursday the suspects were detained in an operation in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria. Police seized 24 suicide attack belts made with some 150

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09 Feb 2017

Paris to Build Barrier Around Eiffel Tower to Counter Terrorism

“Paris plans to build a barrier around the Eiffel Tower to limit the risk of terrorism. The city is setting aside 20 million euros ($21.3 million) for the project and will evaluate proposals with consideration for their aesthetics. The idea is to have a ‘permanent and aesthetic barrier,’ said Jean-Francois

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03 Feb 2017

French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre

“A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, police say. The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured. “ Source: French

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