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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    Africa leaders agree to immediately set up a military rapid reaction force

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... existed for more than a decade. But delays in the creation of this contingent has led to criticism that Africa has for too long been slow to do its own peacekeeping, relying instead on help and funding from the United Nations and Western donors. The text of the AU Assembly decision said the force would be formed from voluntary contributions of troops, equipment and funds by member states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1247669/africa-leaders-agree-immediately-set-military-rapid-reaction-force
  2. News - World - SECURITY

    Twitter sues United States government over disclosure of national security information requests

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... to someone outside the United States. In a separate case, a federal appeals court in San Francisco was yesterday due to hear arguments on whether the FBI can gag recipients of national security ... Reuters in San Francisco Internet firm is angry that it cannot reveal information about US national security requests for private user information Twitter sues over snooping disclosure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1612258/twitter-sues-united-states-government-over-disclosure-national-security
  3. News - World - SECURITY

    China could cripple US in cyber offensive, NSA chief tells lawmakers

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington NSA chief says a few nations have ability to hack into vital systems like electrical grid China could 'cripple US with cyber offensive' China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyber attacks that would shut down the electrical grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Admiral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1645602/china-could-cripple-us-cyber-offensive-nsa-chief-tells-lawmakers
  4. News - China - SECURITY

    US Congress report warns American interests at risk in China's military rise

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 02:01pm by Cary Huang

    ... hand, and the United States and its allies and associates on the other, is shifting in China's direction," it said. But, in an apparent effort to defend China's military progress, ... of Social Sciences' Institute of American Studies, said that while China still lagged far behind the United States in many areas in the military, its pace of progress had outpaced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1645332/history-lessons-and-need-adapt-changing-world-behind-chinas-military
  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Russia pulls out of US-sponsored 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... the United States that it will boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, diplomats said, potentially stripping the meeting of one of its key participants and hurting efforts initiated by President ... note from Moscow to the US and other nations planning to participate. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to discuss confidential information. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1632653/russia-pulls-out-us-sponsored-2016-nuclear-security-summit
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    FBI net closing on 'Edward Snowden-style' leaker of terror watch-lists

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:01pm by Staff Reporter

    ... with espionage and theft of government property after allegedly leaking documents from the US National Security Agency. The latest leaked documents, which apparently reveal that almost half the people ... into intelligence material collected by spy agencies of the United States and other countries without a warrant. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's surveillance agency, can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1627815/fbi-net-closing-edward-snowden-style-leaker-terror-watch-lists
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Obama vows to defend Nato allies during visit to Estonia

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... in blunt terms that Russian forces that have moved into Ukraine in recent weeks were not on a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission, as the Kremlin has insisted. "They are Russian combat forces ... the protection of Russian speakers living outside its borders. Like Ukraine, Estonia and other Baltic nations have sizeable Russian-speaking populations, compounding their fears that Moscow could seek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584624/obama-vows-defend-nato-allies
  8. News - China - SECURITY

    China to boost counterterrorism measures amid fears of attacks from returning IS fighters

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... will return from Syria and Iraq to launch attacks in China. Like many of the countries that have seen their nationals fighting for Islamic State, China is wary of the threat posed by militants who have fled to the Middle East to join the brutal jihadist group. However, experts said it was unlikely China would join the United States-led military campaign against Islamic State. The US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599075/china-step-counterterror-measures-amid-fears-over-returning-fighters
  9. News - World - SECURITY

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

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

    ... to testify about United States National Security Agency (NSA) spying there, but Berlin has ruled that out to avoid a clash with Washington over extraditing him to the US. Michael McCaul, Republican ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594117/switzerland-flags-safe-passage-edward-snowden-spying-inquiry
  10. News - World - SECURITY

    Draft United Nations resolution says spies are abusing human rights

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by Reuters

    ... electronic surveillance, data collection and other invasions of privacy. The draft, which both countries made public, does not name any specific countries, although United Nations diplomats said ... in the General Assembly next month, diplomats said. "We have received the draft and will evaluate the text on its merits," an official at the US mission to the United Nations said. Brazilian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346052/draft-united-nations-resolution-says-spies-are-abusing-human-rights

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