24 Jun 2009

Arbitration deal on Sudan's oil

Northern and southern Sudan have agreed to abide by international arbitration on the status of an oil-producing region both sides want to control. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Blood diamond scheme 'is failing'

The Kimberley Process certification scheme, which aims to stop the use of diamonds to fund conflict, is failing, according to a campaign group. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

White House Boosts Effort to Salvage North-South Peace in Sudan

The Obama administration stepped up its efforts yesterday to salvage a four-year-old peace accord for Sudan, convening officials from 32 countries and international organizations amid fears that Africa’s longest-running civil war could resume. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Pentagon to Outline Shift in War Planning Strategy

The Pentagon will adopt a new strategy that for the first time orders the military to anticipate that future conflicts will include a complex mix of conventional, set-piece battles and campaigns against shadowy insurgents and terrorists, according to senior officials. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

US missile strikes kill 51 in South Waziristan

Two suspected US missile strikes killed at least 51 Taliban in South Waziristan on Tuesday, where the army is poised for an attack on Baitullah Mehsud, officials said. Full Story

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23 Jun 2009

US creates military command for cyberspace

The US military has set up a new “cyberspace” command designed to bolster the country’s defenses against threats to computer networks and to wage digital warfare, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally established the command — the country’s first — that would operate initially under US

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23 Jun 2009

Tech giants deny helping Iran eavesdrop

A joint venture of Siemens AG and Nokia Corp., two large European technology firms, is denying reports that Iran uses its Web-monitoring technology to censor and spy on its citizens’ online activities. Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday that it has sold telecommunications systems to the Iranian government but that any

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23 Jun 2009

China stands by Web filter program despite protests

China’s deadline for the installation of Web filtering software on new PCs hasn’t changed, it said Tuesday, despite growing protests from the U.S. government and Chinese Internet users. Foreign and domestic PC makers are still required to ship the filter program with all PCs sold in China beginning July 1,

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23 Jun 2009

Police seizes two tons of marijuana hidden in manioc shipment

Police seized two tons of marijuana that were hidden in a truck transporting a manioc cargo in the district of Lanús (southern Greater Buenos Aires). Two persons were arrested. Police stopped the truck at 3am at the Gerli Bridge, at the crossroads of Hipólito Yrigoyen Avenue and Rodríguez Boulevard.Full Story

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23 Jun 2009

Somali pirates free Dutch ship, crew member dead

Somali pirates on Tuesday released a Dutch ship they had hijacked last month in the Gulf of Aden and one crew member was found dead aboard the boat, the Dutch defence ministry told AFP. Full Story

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