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Severe weather warnings

Telling the public and emergency services of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service [...] Read more ...

via Metoffice
29 Dec 2014

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endlesss wars it can’t win. Read more ...

via Theatlantic
29 Dec 2014

Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of holes. The good news: New Snowden documents show that some forms of encryption still cause problems for the NSA. Read more ...

via Spiegel
29 Dec 2014

Opinion: Thinking the unthinkable

The danger of war in Europe is higher than it's been for the last half century. Since the end of the Cold War, the continent has lacked a security doctrine, says DW's Christian F. Trippe. Read more ...

via Dw
29 Dec 2014

Document - Egypt: further information: Al Jazeera journalists to appeal

Sohaib Saad Mohamed Mohamed, Khaled Mohamed Abdulraouf Mohamed, Shadi Abdul Hameed Abdul Azeem Ibrahim and Khalid Abdulrahman Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulwahab. The court’s 57-page decision, seen by Amnesty International, states that the Al Jazeera staff had been aided by the Devil. Jailed Al Jazeera media workers Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Moh [...] Read more ...

via Amnesty
29 Dec 2014

Obama: Iran Can Be 'Very Successful Regional Power'

President Obama made a gaffe in an interview with NPR when he called Tehran a 'country.' But the gaffe isn't the news from the interview at all.Instead, expect people to focus on Obama talking about Iran having a 'path' to being 'a very successful regional power.''[W]hen I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver's seat. N [...] Read more ...

via Weeklystandard
29 Dec 2014