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Olympic Security Firm Apologizes for not Fulfilling Contract

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 6:40 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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Britain Commits More Troops for Olympic Security

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it is ready to provide extra military personnel to help secure the upcoming Olympic games, after a private contractor reported problems with fielding a large enough force. The government said an extra 3,500 troops will be available for the event, which begins July 27. Security company G4S says it is continuing to work […]

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Homeland Security Officials Report Huge Jump in Reports of Cyber Attacks

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says there was a huge rise in the number of public utilities and nuclear energy companies reporting cyber attacks last year. A new department study says authorities received 198 reports of cyber security threats in 2011, compared to just nine in 2009. Many of the threats were carried out […]

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President Obama Focusing on African Food Security

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is focusing on African food security Friday in Washington, and also highlighting it at the upcoming Group of Eight meeting. The president is scheduled to speak to African leaders at a summit on food security Friday. Friday’s new initiative is expected to target 50 million food-insecure people by boosting agricultural investments. […]

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Major Terrorist Attack Thwarted in Afghanistan

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities say the country’s intelligence agency has thwarted a major terrorist attack near the capital and arrested a Pakistani national in connection with the attempted strike. The agency said the suspect was driving a truck filled with explosives when he was arrested Thursday on a road just east of Kabul. It said the man […]

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Major Terrorist Attack Thwarted in Afghanistan

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has thwarted a major terrorist attack in the capital and arrested a Pakistani national in connection with the attempted strike. The agency says the suspect was driving a truck filled with explosives when he was arrested Thursday on a road just east of Kabul. It says the man aimed to use the […]

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Troubles for US Pension System Worsen

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials supervising U.S. government systems that provide pensions and medical care to the elderly say the programs are in financial trouble, and the situation has become worse over the past year. Tens of millions of elderly or disabled Americans rely on the pension program, called Social Security. Millions also count on the health insurance program […]

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Troubles for US Pension System

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. government programs that provide pensions and medical care to the elderly face a deficit, and might have to eventually reduce benefits unless Congress makes some changes. The programs cover tens of millions of Americans. Later Monday, government experts will publish a report on the financial status of the pension program, called Social Security, and […]

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Malaysian Lawmakers Pass Law Curbing Arrest Abuses

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A law aimed at preventing police from detaining suspects indefinitely or arresting them for their political beliefs has been approved by Malaysia’s parliament. The legislation, passed Tuesday by the lower house of parliament, replaces the notorious 1960 Internal Security Act, a draconian law long used to detain opposition leaders and other government critics without trial. […]

Malaysian Lawmakers Pass Law Curbing Arrest Abuses

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s parliament has approved a law aimed at preventing police from detaining suspects indefinitely or arresting them for their political beliefs. The legislation, passed Tuesday by the lower house of parliament, replaces the notorious 1960 Internal Security Act, a draconian law long used to detain opposition leaders and other government critics without trial. The new […]

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