National security http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27120/BF_WIDGET_SRC en UK to give counter-terrorism, intelligence aid to Algeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain will contribute intelligence and counter-terrorism assets to help dismantle the militant network that carried out the hostage attack at an Algerian gas complex last week, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.</p> <p>"We will contribute British intelligence and counter-terrorism assets to an international effort to find and dismantle the network that planned and ordered the brutal assault at In Amenas," he told parliament, promising a "strong security response".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron National security Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737305 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Britain says to act on North Africa terror threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK to give counter-terror, intelligence aid to Algeria</p> <p>* Considers giving more military assistance to France</p> <p>* But is cautious, won't intervene militarily in Africa</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would increase counter-terrorism and intelligence aid to Algeria and consider giving more help to France to fight Islamists in Mali, but ruled out any prospect of direct British military intervention in Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counter-terrorism Islam Law enforcement National security Organized crime War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737323 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollywood WikiLeaks movie won't attempt judgment, director says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/hollywood-wikileaks-movie-wont-attempt-judgment-director-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Filming has begun on a movie drama about Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks website that director Bill Condon said will not attempt to pass final judgment on the former hacker and his influence.</p> <p>Hollywood movie studio DreamWorks said on Wednesday that "The Fifth Estate," starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, will open in U.S. movie theaters in November 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/hollywood-wikileaks-movie-wont-attempt-judgment-director-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738605 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Brazil detains band, club owners after deadly nightclub fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-2-brazil-detains-band-club-owners-after-deadly-nightclub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Latest death toll is 231; 129 injured * Police probes, lawsuits could drag on for years * Club's operating license had expired (Adds details from procession, updated numbers from hospitals) By Ana Flor SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian police investigating a nightclub fire that killed 231 people detained on Monday the owners of the club and two band members whose pyrotechnics show authorities say triggered the blaze.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-2-brazil-detains-band-club-owners-after-deadly-nightclub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government National security Public safety Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:45:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740778 at http://www.globalpost.com Guantanamo defense lawyers want prison camp sleep-over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/guantanamo-defense-lawyers-want-prison-camp-sleep-over-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>* 9/11 defendants are held in top-secret camp at Guantanamo</p> <p>* Lawyers say confinement conditions may be a sentencing issue</p> <p>* Judge sheds light on who censored Monday's hearing</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/guantanamo-defense-lawyers-want-prison-camp-sleep-over-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights abuses Interrogations National security War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741321 at http://www.globalpost.com Police arrest 'Dazed and Confused' actor after Arizona bar fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/police-arrest-dazed-and-confused-actor-after-arizona-bar-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Schwartz</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 29 (Reuters) - "Dazed and Confused" star Jason London has been arrested in Arizona and charged with assault and disorderly conduct over a bar room fracas in which he is accused of throwing punches and later defecating in a patrol car on his way to jail, a police report showed on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/police-arrest-dazed-and-confused-actor-after-arizona-bar-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Geography of Arizona Human Interest Jason London National security Security Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741357 at http://www.globalpost.com French police arrest two in Toulouse killings probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/french-police-arrest-two-toulouse-killings-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - French police arrested two people on Tuesday in the hunt for accomplices of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman who went on a killing spree in March, a judicial source said.</p> <p>The two men aged 29 and 30 were detained in southwest France, where gunman Mohamed Merah killed three soldiers, a rabbi and three Jewish children before he was shot dead by elite police forces besieging his home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/french-police-arrest-two-toulouse-killings-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741389 at http://www.globalpost.com City officials probed for negligence over Brazil nightclub fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/city-officials-probed-negligence-over-brazil-nightclub-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Probe will examine permits, oversight by city inspectors</p> <p>* Mayor of tragedy-hit Santa Maria says his mind is "at ease"</p> <p>* One of nightclub's owners attempts suicide</p> <p>By Ana Flor</p> <p>SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in southern Brazil, where 235 people died when a fire ravaged the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria last weekend, are investigating whether city leaders and inspectors were negligent in allowing the club to operate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/city-officials-probed-negligence-over-brazil-nightclub-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Public safety Security Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:10:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741655 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge to US government: stop censoring 9/11 hearings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A military judge overseeing September 11 pre-trial hearings revealed Thursday the government had censored discussion of secret CIA prisons from outside the courtroom, and angrily ordered such censorship not happen again.</p> <p>The proceedings at the high-security courtroom where five alleged 9/11 plotters are to be tried are heard in the press gallery and in a room where human rights groups and victims' families sit, with a 40 second delay.</p> <p>This is done so a court security officer, or CSO, sitting next to the judge can block anything deemed classified.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human rights abuses Law enforcement National security AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742143 at http://www.globalpost.com Detention conditions in Greece are sub-standard: UNHCR http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/detention-conditions-greece-are-sub-standard-unhcr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Conditions in Greece for people held in detention are "sub-standard", according to the preliminary findings of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention announced on Thursday in Athens.</p> <p>"While domestic legislation provides for proper conditions for those who are in detention, we found that in real life the conditions of those who are in detention facilities are far below the international human rights standards and below the standards set up by international law," said human rights expert Vladimir Tochilovsky.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/detention-conditions-greece-are-sub-standard-unhcr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Law National security Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743031 at http://www.globalpost.com US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/us-needs-keep-drone-war-against-qaeda-panetta-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and elsewhere to prevent another terror attack on America, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.</p> <p>The assassination of Al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia with unmanned, robotic aircraft has provoked widespread criticism from human rights groups and some US allies, but Panetta said the US campaign has been effective.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/us-needs-keep-drone-war-against-qaeda-panetta-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Entertainment Government National security Social Issues Technology War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:47:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743948 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey police arrest 11 over US woman's death: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/turkey-police-arrest-11-over-us-womans-death-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish police have arrested 11 people over the death of a American woman who disappeared while visiting Istanbul last month, local media reported Sunday.</p> <p>The body of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra, a mother of two, was found on Saturday near Istanbul's ancient city walls with fatal head wounds, the Radikal daily reported.</p> <p>Turkish police had been frantically searching for Sierra after her family reported that they had lost touch with her on January 21, the day she was due to return home to New York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/turkey-police-arrest-11-over-us-womans-death-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Languages of Europe National security AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:47:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744498 at http://www.globalpost.com US didn't need rough interrogation to get bin Laden-Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former CIA chief plays down role of "enhanced interrogation"</p> <p>* Some have said certain CIA methods constituted torture</p> <p>* Some CIA veterans credit key leads to interrogation techniques</p> <p>By Jim Wolf</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Leon Panetta, who as CIA director oversaw the U.S. operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said the job could have been done without resorting to controversial interrogation methods that some have said constitute torture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/us-didnt-need-rough-interrogation-get-bin-laden-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Torture Torture in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744678 at http://www.globalpost.com US Energy Dept hacked, says no classified data was compromised http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/us-energy-dept-hacked-says-no-classified-data-was-compromised <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy's electronics network was attacked by hackers in mid-January but no classified data was compromised, the agency said in a letter to employees.</p> <p>The attack "resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor Personally Identifiable Information," the Energy Department said in the letter, which was received by employees at its headquarters in Washington late on Friday and obtained by Reuters on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/us-energy-dept-hacked-says-no-classified-data-was-compromised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Information sensitivity Labor Law National security Security Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745832 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria fails to probe scores of police killings: Amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/nigeria-fails-probe-scores-police-killings-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria has largely failed to investigate hundreds of killings by police and relatives of the victims are often left without explanations, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.</p> <p>The report from the London-based rights group follows up on its 2009 investigation alleging hundreds of police killings every year, many of which may have amounted to extrajudicial killings, it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/nigeria-fails-probe-scores-police-killings-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amnesty Crime Extrajudicial killings National security AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745901 at http://www.globalpost.com