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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

‘Shocking failure’: Rape, sex offenses spike in England & Wales
The number of recorded rapes and sexual offences has dramatically risen in the past 12 months, despite overall crime levels in the UK falling to their lowest since the 1980s.

16.10.2014 16:06

US tanks arrive in Latvia to ward off ‘perceived’ Russian threat (VIDEO)
US tanks have arrived in Latvia as NATO flexes its muscles in an apparent show of strength towards Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.

16.10.2014 11:42

Kerry plane breaks down for fourth time in a year
US Secretary of State John Kerry had to take a commercial flight from Vienna, where he participated in the talks on the Iran nuclear program. The US top diplomat’s jet broke down for the fourth time this year.

16.10.2014 11:26

The Islamic State and Kurdish Nationalism
Despite massive support from the US-led coalition, the Syrian border town of Kobani is still besieged by ISIS jihadists while the Turkish Army remains steadfastly standing still just across the Syrian border.

16.10.2014 11:01

US dusted off old USSR-break-up strategy for use in Ukraine - former FSB chief
The current turmoil in Ukraine and the military conflicts in Georgia and the Caucasus are a direct result of the anti-Russian policy of the US administration, claims the former head of Russia’s Federal Security Service.

16.10.2014 10:06

Ebola ready: Two students hospitalized in precautionary medical drills in Russia
Two African students were taken to hospital in the Russian town of Oryol, some 350 km southwest of Moscow. They arrived in the capital’s airport and traveled to the town by bus. The Russian health watchdog later said it was part of drills.

16.10.2014 07:28

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