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Pacific naval powers sign pact aimed at preventing conflicts
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.

22.04.2014 12:12

​Firefighters v arsonists: US confirms $5bn spent on 'Ukraine democracy'
People holding illegal arms and occupying government buildings are perfectly OK, as long as they are permitted to do so, believes Washington’s top diplomat in Europe. But doing exactly the same thing without permission is bad.

22.04.2014 10:09

US govt must provide details to justify drone killing of American – judge
The US Department of Justice must turn over important details from a key memo which the government has used to justify targeted killings across the Middle East – including the drone strike that killed an American who joined Al-Qaeda, a US judge has ruled.

22.04.2014 00:23

​Space terrorism, floating debris pose threats to US
The United States is increasingly vulnerable to space terrorism, according to a new report, as it is more reliant on its satellites and other installations in space to conduct national security operations.

22.04.2014 00:46

Kentucky prison doctor fired after inmate starves to death
The starvation death of a Kentucky prison inmate has cost a doctor and at least two other officials their jobs after it was determined that sufficient medical treatment may have been able to save the man, according to a new report.

21.04.2014 22:23

Britons’ privacy at ‘real risk’ from weakly-regulated street cams – watchdog
Britain’s ‘surveillance society’ increasingly functions in ways the public is unaware of. An abundance of CCTV – and roadside – cameras misleads the public as to the true nature and scope of government snooping, the surveillance watchdog says.

20.04.2014 11:57

​Obamacare enrollees warned about Heartbleed super bug
The 8 million Americans who have signed up to President Barack Obama's health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, have been advised to change their passwords to guard against a Web encryption glitch.

20.04.2014 12:07

​Pentagon mulls deployment as Poland asks for 10,000 troops
The Pentagon may deploy more ground troops in Poland, although the number may be much smaller than what the eastern European NATO member wants to see. Washington is seeking to reassure allies amid fears of a Russian aggression.

19.04.2014 06:47

Alabama inmates plan strike against prison labor
Inmates in at least one Alabama correctional facility are planning a prison-wide work stoppage that threatens to bring production to a halt over pay and court conditions, according to an inmate who spoke to reporters from his cell.

18.04.2014 21:55

Crews locate area of radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste site
While the cause of a radiation leak at the United States’ first nuclear waste repository remains unknown, officials have reportedly pinpointed the facility’s contaminated area.

18.04.2014 19:00

Hawaii police stripped of legal right to have sex with prostitutes
Hawaii legislators in both chambers agreed that police should no longer have legal permission to have sex with prostitutes in the course of their duties.

18.04.2014 12:07

IRS awarded contract to surveillance company that tracks license plates
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.

18.04.2014 14:25

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