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France Tightens Domestic Security after Mali Operation

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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France has increased its domestic security, due to concern about possible threats following the launch of French military action against al-Qaida linked rebels in Mali. In an interview with the French television network BHM, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said the threat from terrorists angry over the intervention is not new, but is “serious” and […]

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ADB Says Asia’s Food Security Hinges on Modernization of Farm-to-Market Chains

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Asian Development Bank study says Asia’s ability to keep food prices under control and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region’s farm-to-market supply chains to become more efficient and cost-effective. Bindu Lohani, an ADB vice president, said Monday that Asia faces a formidable challenge of feeding 5 billion people by 2030. […]

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Beijing Tightens Security Ahead of Power Transfer

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are tightening security in Beijing as the city prepares to host the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress that will usher in the next generation of leaders. State media are reporting increased police patrols and security checks around the capital. The Xinhua news agency says police are forming a “security belt” around Beijing to […]

Beijing Tightens Security Ahead of Power Transfer

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are tightening security in Beijing as the city prepares to host the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress that will usher in the next generation of leaders. State media are reporting increased police patrols and security checks around the capital. The Xinhua news agency says police are forming a “security belt” around Beijing to […]

Beijing Tightens Security Ahead of Power Transfer

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are tightening security in Beijing as the city prepares to host the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress that will usher in the next generation of leaders. State media are reporting increased police patrols and security checks around the capital. The Xinhua news agency says police are forming a “security belt” around Beijing to […]

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Britain Calls 1,200 More Troops for Olympics

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government has decided to deploy 1,200 additional troops to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private security firm failed to supply enough guards. Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday government ministers believe nothing should be left to chance three days before the start of the largest peacetime event ever in Britain. The […]

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Britain Calls 1,200 More Troops for Olympics

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government has decided to deploy 1,200 additional troops to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private security firm failed to supply enough guards. Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday government ministers believe nothing should be left to chance on the eve of the largest peacetime event ever in Britain. The extra troops […]

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British Parliamentary Report Criticizes Security Preparation for Olympic Games

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A British parliamentary committee report released Thursday says confidence in the London Olympics has been weakened by a private contractor’s failure to provide enough security guards. The Chairwoman of the Committee of Public Accounts,Margaret Hodge, said in the report the “chaos which has emerged over the security contract was predictable”. The security firm, G4S, has […]

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London Olympics Security Firm Can’t Fill Jobs

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A private firm contracted to provide security at the 2012 London Olympics has apologized to Olympic officials for failing to provide all the personnel it had promised. G4S said Saturday it is having difficulty processing applicants for the security jobs. That has prompted British government officials to order an additional 13,500 military personnel to take […]

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Olympic Security Firm Apologizes for not Fulfilling Contract

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A private firm contracted to provide security at the 2012 London Olympics has apologized to Olympic officials for failing to provide all the personnel it had promised. G4S issued a statement Saturday saying that the company is having difficulty processing applicants for the security jobs. British officials say they will deploy an additional 13,500 military […]

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