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Senate refuses to blame Bush, senior aides in CIA torture investigation
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.

17.10.2014 14:07

Tortured Libyans allege UK spied on legal talks
Lawyers for two Libyan men, rendered and tortured with alleged British complicity, have demanded the government publish secret policies detailing when the communications of lawyers and journalists may have been intercepted.

17.10.2014 14:11

Cyber security units to protect Russia’s nuclear weapons stockpiles
The IT systems of all Russian nuclear weapons stockpiles will be protected by a new team of anti-hackers, the Defense Ministry said after a year-long “hunting season” for programmers.

17.10.2014 06:09

Russian govt orders extra airport facilities to prevent Ebola
Airports in Russia will be equipped with extra facilities to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, the government's press service reported on Friday. Over a thousand African students are already under special medical control.

17.10.2014 13:29

America’s troubled anti-IS coalition: Can BRICS be a possible middleman?
As the anti-IS coalition struggles to stay together can BRICS be a balancing factor that can keep the members unruffled against a common threat?

17.10.2014 12:47

‘Unpredictable West’ could isolate Russian internet, Putin’s aide warns
Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev has warned that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012.

17.10.2014 12:52

Lawmakers target ISIS propaganda on Russian social networks
Russian MPs are asking prosecutors to block Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) films on Russian websites and social networks to prevent the spread of radical Islamist ideas, along with citizens’ involvement in terrorist activities.

17.10.2014 07:43

Canada to boost spy agency powers citing terror threat
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) will be able to track homegrown terror suspects abroad and have the identity of informants concealed according to draft amendments to the country’s 30-year-old law on surveillance.

17.10.2014 04:43

US works on military 'scenarios' near our borders - Russian defense minister
The US is working on military ‘scenarios’ near Russia’s border, Russia's defense minister warned after his American counterpart said the US must be ready to deal with “a revisionist Russia” and its “modern and capable army on NATO’s doorstep.”

17.10.2014 02:38

Secret-sharing phone app ‘Whisper’ accused of tracking users, handing info to law enforcement
Whisper, the anonymity-centric smartphone app that’s marketed as being “the safest place on the internet,” is in hot water after being alleged by The Guardian of tracking users and sharing their info with governments.

16.10.2014 18:43

Obama authorizes use of National Guard to fight Ebola in W. Africa
President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to call up members of the National Guard and other military reserve units on Thursday to help combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

16.10.2014 20:31

US paratroopers conduct largest drills since 9-11 with scenario reminiscent of fighting ISIS (VIDEO)
Late last month, the US Army completed the largest simulated ground-combat exercise since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in preparation for a confrontation with the likes Islamic State, which blends insurgent tactics with large ground-force maneuvers.

16.10.2014 15:34

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