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Judge restricts use of tear gas against Ferguson protesters
A federal judge ordered St. Louis-area police to grant warnings before firing tear gas in order to give crowds “reasonable” time to disperse, following a lawsuit over wanton use of tear gas by militarized police during race-related protests in Ferguson.

12.12.2014 16:56

Russia targeted by another large-scale cyber espionage campaign – Kaspersky Lab
Russian companies in oil, finance, military, and other sectors – as well as the country’s embassies abroad – have become the primary targets of a new espionage campaign, labeled ‘Cloud Atlas’ by global information security powerhouse Kaspersky Lab.

12.12.2014 15:28

10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
The so-called “torture report” released by the Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings on how the CIA aimed to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation. Still, it contains more than a few shocking revelations.

11.12.2014 15:14

​‘Early Christmas present’: Drugs and guns seized by Border Force vulnerable to criminal gangs
Illegal drugs, firearms, alcohol and tobacco seized by UK authorities could be stolen by criminal gangs because of “unacceptably” lax Border Force policies, research published on Thursday reveals.

12.12.2014 15:34

Retraining reservists and rearming! Baltic countries got bellicose over ‘Russian threat’
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea are competing to express their concerns over Russian military activities of in the region. Their actions vary from inviting Americans troops for a permanent stay to retraining reservists and rearming.

12.12.2014 10:09

ISIS leader says US prisons in Iraq led to creation of terrorist organization
A leading member of the Islamic State has revealed the group could never have been formed without the help of the US. American prison camps in Iraq gave the Islamists the perfect opportunity to meet and plan their eventual rise to power.

12.12.2014 11:05

‘Die-in’: Police chokehold victim Eric Garner's daughter leads Staten Island protest
Eric Garner's daughter staged a 'die-in' at the same spot where her father died. She marched with protesters in the New York City borough of Staten Island on Thursday, expressing her disgust with the court’s ruling not to punish her father’s killer.

12.12.2014 07:02

Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans
The campaign to rein in the surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA) has become even more difficult. Instead, Congress has used a set of provisions to expand the agency’s data-gathering power.

12.12.2014 04:29

Americans favor gun rights over gun control for the first time in 20 years
For the first time in two decades, through a spate of school shootings at the likes of Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, more Americans say it is more important to protect gun rights rather than to increase gun control, Pew Research found.

11.12.2014 16:33

Not Sci-Fi anymore: Navy’s 'fully operational' laser gun blows up boats, drones (VIDEO)
The US Navy continues to tout its sophisticated warship laser system, saying it has performed above expectations for the last four months of operational testing aboard the USS Ponce during its deployment in the Persian Gulf.

11.12.2014 15:06

Swiss ISIS fighter escapes jail sentence, gets community service & counseling
A Swiss national, who went to Syria to join the Islamic State, hasn’t been given a jail sentence after returning home. Instead, the would-be jihadist got off with 600 hours of community service and psychiatric counseling.

11.12.2014 09:38

‘US govt uses CIA torture report to heighten security and reinforce idea of war on terror’
US media is pushing the idea that the country is now under threat, with police and homeland security on high alert because of expected reprisals from ISIS or al-Qaeda over the CIA torture report, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.

11.12.2014 08:33