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Portraits of ETA prisoners and their logo. ©REUTERS
Bodyguard-free, ex ETA target enjoys new life

For 11 years, town councillor Joseba Markaida lived with a bodyguard, for fear of Basque separatists who hurled petrol bombs at his home and poisoned his dog.

Bodyguard-free, ex ETA target enjoys new life
US army contractor in hot water over Afghan video
US army contractor in hot water over Afghan video

A private security company working for the US government in Afghanistan is in hot water after a video surfaced allegedly showing several of its employees drunk and on drugs.

US army contractor in hot water over Afghan video
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US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts

The United States is simultaneously becoming enmeshed in ever-increasing government secrecy -- and a complex culture of leaks.

US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts
Questions mount over Benghazi attack
Questions mount over Benghazi attack

Three weeks after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi little is known about how and why the assault happened or who was behind it, amid mounting concern over possible security lapses.

Questions mount over Benghazi attack
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US scholarships aim to close cybersecurity gap

For students seeking to become cyber warriors, the US government has a sweet deal.

US scholarships aim to close cybersecurity gap
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G4S 'high-risk' after Olympic security fiasco: lawmakers

British security giant G4S should be registered as a "high-risk" company after it failed to provide enough guards for the Olympics, lawmakers said Friday.

G4S 'high-risk' after Olympic security fiasco: lawmakers
Prince Harry moved to safety in Afghan attack: minister
Prince Harry moved to safety in Afghan attack: minister

Prince Harry was moved under guard to a secure location during a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, the base where he is deployed in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry moved to safety in Afghan attack: minister
American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial
American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial

American Airlines and United Continental must face trial over a lawsuit in which the lease holders of the World Trade Center allege that lax security allowed hijackers to destroy the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial
Meeting of 
    Kazakhstan Senate speaker Kairat Mami and chairman of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Karl Lamers. Photo courtesy of www.parlam.kz
Mami discussed Central Asian security with NATO Parliamentary Assembly chairman

Kazakhstan Senate speaker Kairat Mami has had talks with chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Karl Lamers.

Mami discussed Central Asian security with NATO Parliamentary Assembly chairman
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Nazarbayev named reasons of global nuclear security erosion

First of all, there is no universal regime of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons; new nuclear and some so-called threshold countries remain outside of the existing Treaty: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev named reasons of global nuclear security erosion
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'

Taliban insurgents near the Afghan capital Kabul executed four civilians working for a Western security company, officials said Wednesday, days after a similar execution in the area.

Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
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Mexico dissolves equivalent of FBI

Mexico officially dissolved its Federal Investigation Agency (AFI) on Thursday, and announced the formation of a new national crime-fighting agency with a "new working philosophy."

Mexico dissolves equivalent of FBI
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Cyber defenders urged to go on the offense

Computer security champions on Wednesday were urged to hunt down and eliminate hackers, spies, terrorists and other online evildoers to prevent devastating Internet Age attacks.

Cyber defenders urged to go on the offense
Olympics: London drafts in more soldiers for Games
Olympics: London drafts in more soldiers for Games

Britain has drafted in another 1,200 troops to plug a security gap at the London Olympics left by the failure of a private security firm to provide enough guards.

Olympics: London drafts in more soldiers for Games
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Senators revive US cybersecurity bill, with changes

A group of US senators has revived stalled cybersecurity legislation by offering compromises to address civil liberties concerns, an effort quickly endorsed by President Barack Obama.

Senators revive US cybersecurity bill, with changes
Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker
Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker

Top US military officials believe recent high-profile leaks of classified information have caused "damage" to national security operations, US lawmakers said Thursday after a closed-door hearing.

Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker
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Olympic security firm expects $77 million loss

British security firm G4S said Friday it expects losses of up to $77 million after the government had to deploy extra troops for the Olympics because the company failed to provide enough guards.

Olympic security firm expects $77 million loss
Romney, Obama clash over Chavez threat
Romney, Obama clash over Chavez threat

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday clashed with President Barack Obama over how serious a security threat Iranian ally Venezuela poses to the US.

Romney, Obama clash over Chavez threat
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Security and transport fears dog Olympic preparations

Britain's army will have to provide extra troops to police Olympic venues as a private security firm cannot supply enough trained staff, while a watchdog warned Thursday that border staff are under-trained.

Security and transport fears dog Olympic preparations
Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus. ©REUTERS
U.S. Navy Secretary arrived in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov met with the Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus.

U.S. Navy Secretary arrived in Kazakhstan