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EU faces nuclear terror threat

Osama bin Laden or like-minded terrorists could kill thousands of people and wreak global havoc by detonating a crude nuclear device in the heart of Europe, security experts warned yesterday. “We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe,” said the former US senator Sam Nunn, who helped organise Black Dawn, a war-gaming exercise conducted by the EU, Nato and others. “To win this race we have to achieve cooperation on a scale we’ve never seen or attempted before,” he said, insisting far greater efforts were needed to ensure nuclear material could not be obtained by terrorists. Mr Nunn was speaking after the closed-door simulation attended by the EU’s security supremo, Javier Solana, and his counter-terrorism coordinator, Gijs de Vries, who was appointed after the Madrid bombings in March. Full Story

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