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Europol on armed struggle and militant action in 2010 (TE-SAT 2010)

    Key findings • Continued increase in the number of terrorist attacks since 2007. • The majority of incidents were arson attacks in 2009 while the use of IEDs dominated in 2008. • Attacks using firearms increased in Greece … Continue reading

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Tunisian boat people riot on Italian migrant island

LAMPEDUSA, Italy — Tunisian boat people rioted Monday on the Italian island of Lampedusa in a protest against their imminent deportation under a controversial deal struck between Rome and Tunis last week. “Freedom! Freedom!” shouted some of the migrants at … Continue reading

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Brazil arms show offers partnership opportunities

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12 (UPI) — The four-day Latin America Aerospace and Defense 2011 trade show opened Tuesday with major international companies arrayed to compete for lucrative orders from host Brazil and other regional countries. Boeing is pitching with … Continue reading

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Lampedusa immigrants protest over treatment

More than 100 illegal immigrants protested on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, alleging inhumane treatment by authorities there. Thousands have poured onto the island from North Africa since the Tunisian uprising in January. Lampedusa is just 225 … Continue reading

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Italian officer injured in parcel bomb explosion

  ROME – An Italian military officer was injured on Thursday afternoon when a parcel-bomb exploded in an army barracks in the Tuscan port of Livorno, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. “The military officer was in his … Continue reading

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Chávez builds a Russian arsenal

MIAMI — With the acquisition of hundreds of tanks, helicopters and bulletproof vehicles as well as submarines and missile networks, Venezuela is arming itself at a speed unprecedented in the history of the South American country. Experts consulted by the … Continue reading

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Protests turn violent in Brussels as summit nears

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Security forces and demonstrators clashed ahead of a European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels Thursday, with police using water cannon to disperse one group of protesters, a police spokeswoman said. Around 30 demonstrators protesting against the EU’s … Continue reading

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GM plans could lead to unrest, Spelman warns

EU proposals to allow countries to reject genetically-modified crop technology to prevent civil unrest could encourage violence and crop vandalism, DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman has warned. Mrs Spelman joined a number of EU environment ministers who said they were unconvinced … Continue reading

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Bahrain protest crackdown defended by European Union envoy

The European Union has defended Bahrain’s violent repression of pro-democracy protesters, with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s right-hand man downplaying the crackdown with the comment “accidents happen”. Twenty-one people have been killed and up to 100 others are … Continue reading

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Tunisian migrants spark protests on Italian island

EUOBSERVER / LAMPEDUSA – With hundreds of Tunisian migrants arriving every day by boat, the inhabitants of the overcrowded island of Lampedusa over the weekend have staged daily protests in the port, calling on the Italian government to step up … Continue reading

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