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  • UK Aircraft carriers 'may get jump jets'

    03/19/2012 8:51:26 PM PDT · by U-238 · 27 replies
    British Forces News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Kaija Larke
    It is reported that spiralling costs for the new aircraft carrier programme could force the Government to scrap the cat and trap version of the new Joint Strike Fighter in favour of a jump-jet variant. The Guardian and the Telegraph newspapers both report Defence Secretary Philip Hammond wants a U-turn after projected costs for modifying the carriers to take the F-35C fighters reached as much as two billion pounds. It is understood Prime Minister David Cameron has been warned the carrier programme could be delayed by as much as seven years – or until 2027 – if existing plans are...
  • Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia?

    06/27/2002 3:53:38 PM PDT · by all4one · 225 replies · 3,822+ views
    ABC Channel 6 Action News - Philadelphia ^ | June 27, 2002 | David Henry
    Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia? Philadelphia, PA June 27, 2002 — David Henry reports from the Action Newsroom. An Action News investigation reveals that a chain of jewelry stores operating in the Delaware Valley is being investigated by the FBI for possible connections to the Al Qaeda terror network. A series of raids were carried out yesterday in Philadelphia and across the state of Pennsylvania. The stores are mostly kiosks in shopping malls operating under the name "Intrigue Jewelers." They are all owned by Pakistanis under franchise agreements with a company called Gold Concepts, based in Pennsacola, Florida. Intrigue operates stores...
  • Hizb ut Tahrir is not a gateway to terrorism, claims Whitehall report

    07/26/2010 1:43:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Published: 7:30AM BST 25 Jul 2010 | By Andrew Gilligan
    "Hizb ut Tahrir is not a gateway to terrorism, claims Whitehall report" SNIPPET: "The Government has opened the way for official links with Muslim extremists after civil servants said radical groups could be a "safety valve" for those tempted by terrorism." By Andrew Gilligan Published: 7:30AM BST 25 Jul 2010 SNIPPET: "The groups specifically named - in documents leaked to The Sunday Telegraph - include al-Muhajiroun, which has praised 9/11 as “magnificent” and Hizb ut Tahrir, which wants to turn Britain into an Islamic dictatorship under sharia law. In the classified papers, presented last week to Coalition ministers on the...
  • MI5 hiring Asian teenagers to fight cyber terror

    09/21/2009 7:03:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 544+ views
    HINDUSTAN TIMES.com ^ | Last Updated: 02:44 IST(21/9/2009) | n/a
    “MI5 hiring Asian teenagers to fight cyber terror” London, September 21, 2009 First Published: 00:09 IST(21/9/2009) Last Updated: 02:44 IST(21/9/2009) SNIPPET: “MI5 head Jonathan Evans has told his staff that the recruits were essential to combat cyber terrorism which has been traced to China, Russia and Pakistan — the hackers have also intercepted messages from terrorists in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the newspaper said. In a report to Lord West, the Security Minister, Evans has revealed that during the summer over 1,000 hits were made on computers in Whitehall. Other targets have been air traffic control, power stations and the...
  • No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber

    09/06/2009 10:10:38 AM PDT · by fiodora · 167 replies · 9,351+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3:14 AM on 06th September 2009 | Simon Walters
    President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous’. British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen. ‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that...
  • Jack Straw denies he and Powell 'wobbled' over the Iraqi WMD

    05/31/2003 5:44:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/01/03 | David Bamber
    The Foreign Office mounted a fightback yesterday against allegations that Jack Straw and Colin Powell had expressed serious doubts about whether Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the Iraq war. As Tony Blair faced allegations from a former Cabinet colleague that he had "duped" the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons capabilities, the Foreign Office issued a detailed rebuttal of allegations, made in the Guardian newspaper, that were seized on by news media around the world. The paper said Mr Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Mr Powell, his United States counterpart, had privately expressed serious doubts...
  • Rural residents feel the push from Trans-Texas Corridor

    04/28/2008 5:31:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 577+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 27, 2008 | Rad Sallee
    Minutes south of Interstate 10 and Sealy, the pastures along FM 1458 are their own silent world in the morning. Mists lift to reveal black cattle, brown and spotted horses, snow-white egrets underfoot in lush green grass. Then a concrete mixer comes churning down the blacktop. Just up the road is a small subdivision. More are sure to come as city dwellers, including weekenders and retirees, move out in search of a quieter, simpler life — and relief from city traffic. Although the gradual influx may bring greater changes in the long run, what disturbs residents most is the planned...
  • Plastic bags and mud art join Whitehall old masters (Great Britain's Gov't offices get slimed)

    01/17/2005 12:38:59 AM PST · by Stoat · 3 replies · 885+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 17, 2005 | Nicole Martin
    Plastic bags and mud art join Whitehall old masters By Nicole Martin(Filed: 17/01/2005)The walls of Government offices are usually adorned with traditional oil paintings and portraits.However, pictures of empty carrier bags and mud smeared on paper could now appear alongside works by Gainsborough and Hogarth.   Grayson Perry with his work at Tate Britain after winning the Turner Prize in 2003 They are among more than 50 works of art that have been bought by the Government Art Collection (GAC) in the past two years to hang in Whitehall offices and British embassies around the world.The new purchases, estimated...
  • Malls see arrests by FBI, INS

    06/27/2002 1:15:20 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 47 replies · 2,013+ views
    Pensacola News Journal ^ | 06/27/02 | Brett Norman/Sean Smith
    <p>At least three men reportedly were taken into federal custody in two Pensacola malls as the FBI and the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service initiated a nationwide sweep Wednesday.</p> <p>Witnesses said plain-clothes agents closed Intrigue jewelry vendors at Cordova and University malls, Wild Things at University and possibly other shops.</p>
  • Big Ben is terror target

    07/12/2004 2:47:31 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | July 12, 2004 | Isabel Oakeshott,
    Intelligence chiefs fear terrorists could try to topple Big Ben onto the Houses of Parliament creating hundreds of casualties. A report by MI5 will today call for a raft of radical new security measures to protect Parliament - including a ring of steel around the Palace of Westminster. As part of the security measures, MI5 is reported to be planning to deploy agents to bases around the UK. The move is designed to combat the threat of home-grown Islamist terrorists linked to the al Qaeda network. Teams of intelligence officers, surveillance experts, analysts and computer specialists will be permanently...
  • President Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall Palace in London (Transcript)

    11/19/2003 8:25:41 AM PST · by OESY · 26 replies · 925+ views
    The White House ^ | November 19, 2003 | President Bush
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary November 19, 2003 President Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall Palace in London Remarks by the President at Whitehall Palace Royal Banqueting House-Whitehall Palace London, England 1:24 P.M. (Local) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Secretary Straw and Secretary Hoon; Admiral Cobbald and Dr. Chipman; distinguished guests: I want to thank you for your very kind welcome that you've given to me and to Laura. I also thank the groups hosting this event -- The Royal United Services Institute, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. We're honored to be in...
  • Transcript of The Bush Whitehall Speech (title mine)

    11/19/2003 8:23:28 AM PST · by alancarp · 47 replies · 1,143+ views
    <p>Thank you all. Thank you very much.</p> <p>Secretary Straw and Secretary Hoon, Admiral Colbold (ph) and Dr. Shipman (ph), distinguished guests, I want to thank you for your very kind welcome that you've given to me and to Laura. I also thank the groups hosting this event, the Royal United Services Institute and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.</p>