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‘Take back our tanks’: Police can’t get rid of military gear in Ferguson aftermath
Police departments that have been slammed for increased militarization through the Defense Department’s surplus equipment program now have a new dilemma. Some of them have discovered they cannot give their unused war supplies back to the Pentagon.

01.10.2014 00:04

#SecretServiceFail: Armed man ‘slipped past agents, rode in elevator with Obama’
An armed man who has been convicted of assault and battery three times was somehow able to slip past the Secret Service and ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month, several media reports have said.

30.09.2014 23:45

Secret Service expecting big changes after intruder compromised White House receptions room
The head of the Secret Service took responsibility for recent White House security breaches during a congressional hearing on Tuesday and promised to persevere notwithstanding a number of lapses that occurred on her watch.

30.09.2014 16:31

Russian senators cancel official US visit, plan to cut links with ‘hostile’ EU states
Russia’s Federation Council will boycott a scheduled business roundtable with US Senators next month, and has voiced intentions to stop co-operation with all sanction-supporting EU parliaments.

30.09.2014 13:02

​Branded like cattle: Report shows hordes of victims, incl. kids, trafficked into UK
Nearly 3,000 people have been trafficked for slavery and exploitation in the UK, according to a new report produced from the National Crime Agency (NCA), with the internet being one of the biggest drivers in proliferating abuse.

30.09.2014 12:32

‘Speaking for majority’: Boris Johnson’s ex-deputy defects from Tories for UKIP
Fresh embarrassment has struck the Conservative Party as former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes defected to UKIP, the latest to follow renegade MPs Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless into the Nigel Farage camp.

30.09.2014 11:19

Ukraine authorities in massive ‘Rename Soviet Places’ drive
Authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, are set to rename several dozen streets, replacing the names of Soviet revolutionaries and commanders with those of Ukrainian public figures, to further cut historical connection to joint history with Russia.

30.09.2014 09:12

US Secret Service chief faces scrutiny after latest security lapse
Under-fire head of the US Secret Service Julia Pierson is to face a hearing to explain how the agency plans to clean-up its act after another White House security breech. On September 19, a man carrying a knife managed to enter the building.

30.09.2014 09:30

After visa denial in 2005, India’s Modi gets royal reception at White House
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, a far cry from when Modi, head of India’s Gujarat state during a 2002 massacre, had his visa denied before a visit to the US in 2005.

29.09.2014 16:11

'Racist!' Equality activists blast UK health food giant for selling skin-whitening cream
Anti-racism activists are demanding health food chain Holland & Barrett remove a skin-whitening cream from its shelves, calling the product a “throwback” to “the racial hierarchies of colonialism and segregation.”

29.09.2014 13:24

​Gitmo in Germany? Security guards abuse asylum seekers
Two asylum seekers have been severely beaten and abused by security guards in a German town. The police compared the brutal actions to those committed by US guards in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against the prisoners.

29.09.2014 04:38

FAA needs two weeks to fully recover sabotaged Chicago air traffic control center
With thousands of flights canceled in two days at the second busiest US air hub, aviation authorities say they will need another two weeks to fully restore the Chicago air control center which was crippled by fire after sabotage by an employee.

28.09.2014 23:54

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