31 Aug 2016

The First Scheduled Flights in Decades Between U.S. and Cuba Set to Depart

“The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century is set to depart on Wednesday, starting a new chapter in the Obama administration’s bid to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe.” Source: The First Scheduled Flights in

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29 Aug 2016

Feds Turn to Space Experts NASA for Small-Drone Traffic Plan

“As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth.” Source: Feds Turn to Space Experts NASA for Small-Drone Traffic Plan – ABC News

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12 Aug 2016

Dutch army to help police as security at Amsterdam airport extended again

Security measures in and around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport have been extended again, probably to last throughout the holiday season, and will include soldiers helping border police check cars and trains. Source: Dutch army to help police as security at Amsterdam airport extended again

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11 Aug 2016

Italy raises security level at tourist ports

Italy raised the security level at its tourist ports on Thursday, a coastguard spokesman said, meaning intensified controls of people and vehicles during the height of the summer tourist season. Source: Italy raises security level at tourist ports: coastguard

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03 Aug 2016

Armed French police deployed on British ferries after terror attacks

France has introduced sea patrols for passenger ferries to and from Britain, after a string of jihadist attacks in recent months that have shaken the country, a marine police spokesman said. “The marine gendarmes will carry out patrols, which will be random but regular, with the aim of securing these vessels

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30 Jul 2016

Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications’

Dutch police conducted security searches around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Saturday in response to “indications” of a threat, an official said, causing traffic jams during the busy summer holiday season. Source: Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications’

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28 Jul 2016

MH370: Missing jet ‘could be further north’ 

The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study. Their assessment is based on the location of confirmed debris items and computer modelling that incorporates ocean and weather data. They say this has allowed them to determine

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22 Jul 2016

Protesters burn cars in north Paris suburb on third night of unrest

“Protests started on Tuesday night after 24-year-old Adama Traore died en route to a police station following his arrest in the Val d’Oise area about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Paris. An autopsy reportedly found no signs of significant violence on Traore’s body but found he had been suffering

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22 Jul 2016

U.S. Warns of Potential Imminent Threat to Citizens in Jeddah

The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a “potential, imminent threat” against U.S. citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners. The notice on the embassy’s website provided no other details. Source: U.S. Warns of Potential Imminent Threat to Citizens

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21 Jul 2016

Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for ‘plotting ‘terror’

“Federal police in Brazil have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games. The authorities said they were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group. The arrests were made in the southern state

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