• United Kingdom Apr 7, 2019

    Her Majesty's Secret Service: Prince William Studies Spies

    Prince William, spy extraordinaire? Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service. Officials said the prince completed...

  • Department of State Nov 2, 2018

    US Vows Tough Approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

    The United States imposed new sanctions Thursday on Venezuela and Cuba and promised additional penalties against Nicaragua as the Trump administration laid out a hard-line policy toward countries the White House branded a “troika of tyranny.”

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2018

    Iran's Nuclear Chief Says Atomic Program Is Strong

    Iran’s nuclear chief told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not. The remarks by Ali Akbar Salehi, who also serves as a vice president to Iran’s elected leader Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran tries to salvage...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2018

    How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

    With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buyers to verify their identities by receiving mail at a known U.S. address. Facebook credits the system with catching at least one ad from a fake, and possibly Russia-connected, Facebook page that...

  • NBC Jul 20, 2018

    Afghan Taliban Claims Indirect Talks Are Underway With US

    U.S. officials are sitting down with former members of the Taliban as they try to wind down America’s longest war, three Taliban commanders tell NBC News. The sources said the talks took place in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. One negotiator said “never more than five” Americans attended a series of hotel suite meetings in Doha, Qatar. The...

  • Europe Jun 11, 2018

    US Hits Russian Firms With Sanctions, Citing Cyberattacks

    The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order aimed at punishing efforts to hack...

  • The Associated Press Jan 30, 2018

    Australia's Military Says Tracking App Doesn't Breach Security

    Australia’s military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online map using its data can show troop locations around the world. The Pentagon announced this week that it was doing a broad review of how the U.S. military forces use exercise trackers and other wearable electronic devices after the revelations...

  • lawyer Dec 5, 2017

    UK Concert Attack Might Have Been Stopped, Review Says

    The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday. The review by lawyer David Anderson, ordered by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, said the May 22 attack that killed 22 people might have been thwarted “had the cards...

  • New York Oct 13, 2017

    The Sound in Havana: What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks

    It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect....
    The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents...

  • officer Aug 10, 2017

    French Security Forces Now Top Targets of Islamic Extremists

    French soldiers taking part in Operation Sentinelle are the highest profile symbols of the fight against Islamic extremism — but along with other security forces patrolling French streets are increasingly the main targets of attacks. Operation Sentinelle was created to guard prominent French sites after a string of deadly attacks in 2015. The soldiers’ status as representatives, and defenders, of...

  • Asher Klein Jul 6, 2017

    UK Police: Others May Be at Large in Manchester Bombing

    The attacker who bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester wasn’t part of a large network, but other people involved in the crime may still be at large, a senior police officer said Thursday. Russ Jackson, head of counterterrorism policing for northwest England, said police may make more arrests in the investigation into the attack. Salman Abedi, a Briton of...

  • United Kingdom May 30, 2017

    Manchester Police Seek Clues in Concert Bomber's Suitcase

    Police in Manchester, England issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call a confidential hotline. Counter-terrorism squads are trying to re-create Salman Abedi’s movements in the days before he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22...

  • ISIS Mar 27, 2017

    Police: ‘No Evidence' London Attacker Associated With ISIS

    Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the ISIS or al-Qaeda, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid Masood clearly had “an interest in jihad,” but police have no indication he discussed his attack plans...

  • president Mar 23, 2017

    Car Tries to Ram Antwerp Shopping Area; Security Tightened

    Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to the attack in London that left three people dead Wednesday, saying the Frenchman was “trying to kill people or...

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