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  • Two Chinese Border Guards Shot Dead by N. Korean Soldiers in Hunchun on Jul. 16

    07/21/2010 8:00:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Open Radio for North Korea ^ | 07/20/10 | Lee Jun-woon
    /begin my translation Two Chinese Border Guards Shot Dead by N. Korean Soldiers in Hunchun on Jul. 16 On Jul. 20, we are told by a source in (Sino-N. Korean) border area that two Chinese border guards were shot dead on Jul. 16 by N. Korean soldiers near the border between N. Korea and China's Hunchun. It is not clear yet why the shooting happened. After the killing of the two on Jul. 16, Chinese customs are imposing tougher inspection. It is disrupting the flow of grains, such as rice, and everyday necessities into N. Korea. The price (of goods)...
  • Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border

    12/12/2009 9:34:58 AM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 65 replies · 1,759+ views
    boingboing ^ | December 11, 2009 | Cory Doctorow
    <p>My friend, the wonderful sf writer Peter Watts was beaten without provocation and arrested by US border guards on Tuesday. I heard about it early Wednesday morning in London and called Cindy Cohn, the legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She worked her contacts to get in touch with civil rights lawyers in Michigan, and we mobilized with Caitlin Sweet (Peter's partner) and David Nickle (Peter's friend) and Peter was arraigned and bailed out later that day.</p>
  • Moose first victim of armed border guards [Canada]

    11/15/2009 2:49:47 PM PST · by Daffynition · 76 replies · 2,052+ views
    THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | November 14, 2009 | Dean Beeby
    OTTAWA — Canada’s newly armed border guards have claimed their first victim: a hapless moose. The creature was felled by the duty sidearm of a border officer in late August, newly disclosed documents show. The incident — marking the first time a border-guard sidearm has been discharged on duty — occurred about 25 kilometres west of Creston, B.C., as an unidentified intelligence officer with the Canada Border Services Agency was driving on official business to Nelson, B.C. The officer was behind an RCMP vehicle when both drivers spotted an injured moose struggling in the westbound lane of Highway 3. The...
  • Imprisoned border guards speak out [Ramos/Compean] [Bush legacy]

    03/21/2009 1:22:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-03-20 | Sara A. Carter
    Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos wakes up in the middle of the night expecting a guard to shine a flashlight in his face. Jose Alonso Compean, his colleague, still has nightmares that he's not really home. It has not been easy readjusting to life outside their one-man prison cells where they spent the last two years of their lives in segregation. Since the commutation of their sentences by President Bush on his last day in office, the former agents, who were charged with the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican national after he abandoned a load of marijuana...
  • Bangladesh uprising quashed after tanks roll into Dhaka

    02/26/2009 7:33:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 408+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 02/27/09 | Jeremy Page & Fariha Karim
    Bangladesh uprising quashed after tanks roll into Dhaka A tank rumbles towards the Dhaka headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles where the mutineers were holed up (Pavel Rahman/AP) Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent, and Fariha Karim in Dhaka Thousands of mutinous Bangladeshi border guards surrendered last night in the capital after two days of fighting that claimed at least 18 lives, but the rebellion appeared to be spreading to other parts of the country. Dozens of officers were unaccounted for after the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) occupying their headquarters in Dhaka lay down their arms. The head of the BDR, Major-General...
  • Delayed, rebuked for cross-border shopping trip, say Canadians

    11/06/2007 3:27:56 PM PST · by Decombobulator · 57 replies · 114+ views
    CBC ^ | 11/06/2007
    A group of Canadians say they were chastised and forced to wait for hours in a bus at a border crossing between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ont., because they had spent the weekend shopping in the U.S. The trouble for the shoppers, part of a group of 20, started when the bus arrived at the Peace Bridge border crossing on Sunday afternoon, said Angela Deason, a teacher from Barrie, Ont., who was on the vehicle. "We had an amazing time until we tried getting back into our country. We were stuck at the border in excess of five hours...
  • Interview with Escaped N. Korean Border Guards: We would have been Killed, so had to Escape

    02/13/2007 7:33:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/13/07
    /begin my translation [Interview with Escaped N. Korean Border Guards] "We would have been Killed, so had to Escape" Asahi TV's on-site interview with the guards... "99% of guards are into smuggling." [2007-02-13 19:02] Asahi TV of Japan reported on Feb. 12 that they scored an interview with two recently escaped N. Korean border guards in an undisclosed Chinese city near Sino-N. Korean border. The Daily NK first broke the story on Feb. 4 that approximately one platoon-full of border guards from Hoiryong District escaped to China, and (N. Korean) tracking squads are dispatched to capture them. After our...
  • More border guards off the job in B.C.

    02/02/2006 8:56:24 PM PST · by ferri · 19 replies · 507+ views
    CBC ^ | Feb 2 2006
    Border guards at a crossing in southeastern B.C. walked off the job overnight, in response to a U.S. police bulletin about an armed and dangerous fugitive. Montana police had issued an alert to the Roosville border crossing south of Fernie that they were chasing a man believed to be armed and dangerous – and heading north. The lone guard stayed on duty until the shift change early Thursday morning.
  • Official Conduct in the News

    10/19/2005 5:32:09 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Morning Paper | 10/19/05 | vanity
    Official Conduct in the News Sofia,Bulgaria: Two Bulgarian border guards are facing a variety of theft charges after a high-tech mobile phone – issued to US Ambassador John Beyrle was found in one of the guards’ pocket. The Ambassador had set the phone down near the X-ray screening machines while his baggage was being screened by the two guards,and, when he glanced back, he saw the phone was missing. The guards denied the phone had even been there;but, to their sorrow,the phone had a built-in tracking device,which-when activated-pinpointed its location in one of the guard’s pocket. (Can you hear me...
  • Link Wray's Border Blues

    08/02/2005 6:53:08 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 461+ views
    Terminal City ^ | Jul, 14 2005 | by Kliph Nesteroff
    Link Wray's Border Blues Was the surf guitar legend the target of racial profiling? Surf rock legend Link Wray was to perform live at the unlikely venue known as The Yale Hotel this past Sunday. When I first saw the one lone poster slapped to a pole with electrical tape at the last minute, I figured it was nothing more than some mediocre Link Wray cover band. I reasoned if it truly were Link Wray, I would have known about it far in advance, and it wouldn’t be at Vancouver’s number one "greasy-white-guys-with-mid-life-crises-trying-to-play-the-blues" bar. When I discovered that Wray really...
  • Time to Secure our Border Mr. President - (Bush: "Call Vicente and set him straight!")

    05/17/2005 1:29:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 975+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | DOUG HAGIN
    Take a moment to consider all of the pressing issues facing America today. There is a war we are waging, and rightfully so, to rid the threat of Islamo-Fascist terror. That might rightfully, be placed right at the very top of our national concerns. After all tax-cuts, spending, education, and Social Security reform will take a back seat very quickly if terrorists were to strike here in America. So let us agree, for the purpose of this column, to assume the war on terror is the pre-eminent issue facing America. Now let us examine how the Bush administration has handled...
  • RUSSIAN BORDER GUARDS BEGIN WITHDRAWAL FROM TAJIKISTAN

    04/21/2005 10:25:21 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 21 replies · 470+ views
    EurasiaDaily.org ^ | April 21, 2005 | Roger McDermott
    On April 15 Russian border guards began their long-awaited withdrawal from the "Moskva" patrolled areas of the Tajik-Afghan border, handing over control of the sensitive area to Tajikistani border units. Despite Russia's apparent step back from its well-established role in Tajik border security, Moscow will retain an important advisory role in the future development of the independent border arrangements now placed in the control of Dushanbe. What was once regarded as a regional issue, with the problems of illegal narcotics transiting the border areas, has become internationalized, resulting in less economic strain on Moscow. Tajik border officials will continue to...
  • Blogger interrogated, strip searched, banned from United States

    03/20/2005 1:05:23 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 414+ views
    http://www.blogherald.com ^ | 3 18 05 | Duncan Riley
    Jeremy Wright of Ensight.org, famed for many things including selling his blog for profit, auctioning his services on ebay and for being an all round good guy, has been detained, strip searched, and banned from the United States after attempting to legally cross the Canadian-United States border on a trip to New York to meet with uber-publishers McGraw Hill, who were set to sign him as a consultant to the company on blogging. Whilst posts to his site (since removed for legal reasons) are not clear on all the circumstances of the detention, Wright writes that US Immigration officials accused...
  • VIking ship cracking up (Norway)

    02/25/2005 12:31:47 PM PST · by franksolich · 121 replies · 2,316+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 25, 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    Viking ship cracking upEperts are worried about one of Norway's national treasures. Archaeologists have discovered cracks in the hull of he famed Oseberg Viking ship, which may halt plans to move the vessel to a new museum.The archaeologists have been carefully going over the nearly 1,200-year-old ship, and are concerned about what they see, reports newspaper Aftenposten.Removal of the vessel's top deck has revealed some exciting new details, like graffiti from the Viking age and details of the ship's rigging. But it's also exposed cracks that make archaeologists worry the ship won't tolerate any move to new quarters.There have been...
  • Welfare cheats on the rise (Norway)

    02/24/2005 8:30:37 AM PST · by franksolich · 13 replies · 674+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 24, 2005 | unspecified
    Welfare cheats on the riseMore than 300 persons were charged with cheating Norway's welfare system last year. Officials are trying to crack down on a rising trend."Welfare fraud is a crime," says Arild Sundberg, director of the Norwegian social security system known as Rikstrygdeverket. "We're reacting swiftly to swindlers and have little tolerance."The 308 persons charged in 2004 are alleged to have cheated the system to the tune of NOK 46 million (about USD 7.5 million).Most of the abuse came in the form of accepting sick pay while continuing to work on the side.
  • Can't fly, can drink (Norway)

    02/23/2005 10:32:49 PM PST · by franksolich · 8 replies · 372+ views
    eurosport ^ | February 23, 2005 | Felix Lowe
    After an embarrassing performance in the world championships 'normal' hill team event on Sunday Norway's ski jumping flops headed for a bar in downtown Oberstdorf to drown their sorrows. Rumours that the waterhole was called "The Shameful Scandies" have been denied.Norwegians are renowned party animals, but most - apart from the saisonnaires littered around many Alpine resorts like Val d'Isère - draw the line at mixing sport and alcohol.The hapless jumpers' evening bar crawl thus made front-page headlines in Norway on Tuesday morning."We were out very late," admitted Lars Bystoel, who also confirmed that he did the driving.The healthy-looking Bystoel...
  • N. Korea: Chinese Shot to Death 1 N. Korean refugee, and arrest 17 others(and 6 missing)

    04/13/2004 4:35:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 127+ views
    Donga Ilbo (in Korean) ^ | 04/13/04 | Kim Seung-ryun
    -- the summary in English of the article's content -- Duri-hana mission disclosed this incident in their press briefing materials. On Apr. 2, after having escaped N. Korea the day before, 24 N. Korean refugees, made up of a few families, were on their way to Mongolia in order to reach the S. Korean embassy there. Chinese border guards spotted them in the city of Manzhouri Yochi near Sino-Mongolian border and opened fire on them, killing 1, arresting 17. 6 are missing. In another incident, according to Yonhap News, an escaped N. Korean soldier scaled a steel fence and entered...
  • Former Iraqi militants graduate border guard training

    09/02/2003 8:50:05 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 261+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Aug. 28 * posted Sept. 2, 2003 | by Pfc. Chris Jones, 40th PAD
    Former Iraqi militants graduate border guard trainingStory and photos by Pfc. Chris Jones, 40th PADRABIAH, Iraq (August 28, 2003) – Two hundred and eleven Iraqis will soon relieve soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) guarding the Syria/Iraq border after graduation from Initial Border Guard Training August 26.IBGT is an eight-day course. It covers the basic skills needed to be a border guard, including patrolling, handling of detainees, physical fitness and basic marksmanship, said Maj. Colinh Fortier, operations officer, 3rd Bn.“The guards’ job is to maintain the integrity of the border,” Fortier said. “One of their main jobs...
  • Communist theme park to be set up in Berlin

    02/28/2003 10:35:44 AM PST · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 547+ views
    Ananova ^ | February 28, 2003 | Ananova
    A theme park that lets visitors travel back to in time to communist East Germany is to be set up in Berlin. The GDR Fun Park will be built in the east of the formerly divided city. Visitors will pay about £8 to spend the day watching old news programmes and films before a GDR-style lunch. German newspapers say it is not yet clear whether lunch orders will be met with the traditional GDR reply of: "Ain't got that." Theme park visitors will also be able to ride the infamous Trabant cars. GDR citizens usually had to wait years before...
  • Ayn Rand Institute versus Censorship

    10/14/2002 1:13:36 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 25 replies · 238+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | October 14, 2002 | G. Stolyarov II
    In December of 1999, U.S. authorities had apprehended Ahmed Ressam, an al-Qaida affiliate who had attempted to enter the country across the Canadian border in Port Angeles, Washington. This man's equipment, 200 pounds of fertilizer, four timing devices, and two jars of liquid, suggested that he had been plotting to assail the Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Day of 2000. Thanks to the expediency and foresight manifested by the U.S. border guards, a horrendous act of murder had been averted. That is the proper function of border guards, to exhibit discrimination in granting admittance based on objectively identifiable...
  • INS agents want armed Guard members at border

    03/19/2002 11:26:00 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 156+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 3/19/02 | Erin Kelly
    <p>The unarmed National Guard troops that began working on the Vermont-Canada border Monday are actually hurting security by displacing armed U.S. immigration and customs agents at a time of red alert, union leaders say.</p> <p>Unions representing Vermont's 1,000-plus Immigration and Naturalization Service agents and its 120 Customs Service agents say the situation is especially dangerous at 15 remote rural ports of entry along the Vermont border where a single armed INS or Customs agent is paired with an unarmed guardsman. The agents had been paired with other armed agents in the six months since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.</p>