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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    Switzerland flags 'safe passage' for Edward Snowden to spying inquiry

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... not be extradited to the United States if Washington asked, but it was also unlikely that he would be granted political asylum, according to a document laying out Switzerland's legal options if Snowden ... with a US extradition request if he was accused of treason or divulging state secrets because such charges would have a "political character" under Swiss law, the document said. ...

  2. News - World - SECURITY

    Snowden too young to spend life dodging extradition, German minister says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:23pm by NYT

    ... the charges against him. Snowden's grant of political asylum in Russia expires today. Although Moscow authorities may approve the extension he requested this month, the 31-year-old "surely ... to Berlin to testify, citing concern that Germany would be obliged to honour a US extradition request. And granting political asylum to the fugitive wanted by Washington on felony charges could ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    Germany checking for more CIA moles in its intelligence agency

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GDN

    ... "It would be an illusion to assume conflicts can be defused and political solutions can be worked out without closely collaborating with the US," he said. A recent survey ...

  4. News - World - SECURITY

    White House orders review of racial and religious bias in security agencies

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by GDN

    ... 2005. The report, by Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, suggested a persistent counterterrorism atmosphere in which Muslim heritage, faith or political activism attracted the scrutiny of US security ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Privacy tangled in global politics

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:34am by NYT

    ... politics While European leaders condemned the United States for its intrusive surveillance tactics, those same leaders have delayed a pan-European data-protection law to limit privacy violations. ... with Washington. Recent events have posed a political quandary for her. No doubt furious that her privacy had been breached, Merkel wanted to fend off criticism at home that she had failed to react ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Police watchdog the IPCC has enough teeth, new chairman insists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... political connections, prompted concerns his background might compromise the IPCC's impartiality. Yesterday, a leading human-rights activist said Kwok's stance gave the impression his ... and procedures. Asked whether his former role as a Guangxi delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference would harm the IPCC's perceived neutrality, Kwok said: "I do ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Blimp protest over NSA data centre in Utah

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... It was launched by the environmental group Greenpeace, which owns it, digital rights activists the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a conservative political organisation, the Tenth Amendment Centre. ...

  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Xinjiang punishes party members for religious practices

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... gets so big it interferes with politics, authorities will curb its influence," Yang added. Xinjiang, home to the Uygur ethnic minority who mostly follow Islam, is the focus of a security ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    Oliver Stone to direct film about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:52pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Oscar-winning Hollywood director to film story of whistle-blower's 'political awakening', based on Guardian journalist's book about scandal Stone set ... DIRECTOR Published earlier this year, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man charts the political awakening of the twentysomething Snowden, a committed Republican ...

  10. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Shooting cases in China prompt calls for stricter rules on police gun use

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:01pm by Chris Luo

    ... as mentality,” Yu said. Qu Xinjiu, head of the China University of Political Science and Law’s Criminal Justice College, said in a CCTV interview that security forces face complicated situations. “They ...




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