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After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

Sep. 18, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and...

Group: Egypt’s security tactics 'destroy' lives of activists

Sep. 16, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A global human rights group Thursday accused Egypt’s main domestic security agency of harassing and intimidating rights advocates and activists to silence them. The Amnesty International report was the latest rebuke to Egypt’s government, which faces...

Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

Appeals court sides with Biden's deportation priorities

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed the Biden administration's selective criteria on who should be deported to remain in effect, rejecting one of Texas' challenges to the president's immigration policies. The administration's victory may...

China affirms UN peacekeeping role with multinational drills

Sep. 15, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

QUESHAN, China (AP) — China has emphasized its role in United Nations peacekeeping operations with its hosting of multinational exercises that ended Wednesday. The 10 day-long drills in the central province of Henan featured around 1,000 troops from China, Mongolia,...

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described...

General promises US 'surge' against foreign cyberattacks

Sep. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The general who leads U.S. efforts to thwart foreign-based cyberattacks, and punish those responsible, says he’s mounting a “surge” to fight incursions that have debilitated government agencies and companies responsible for critical infrastructure. ...

Voyeuristic British policeman admits secretly filming models

Sep. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British counter-terrorism officer pleaded guilty Monday to 19 voyeurism offenses that involved him posing as a pilot to secretly film naked models using spy cameras after arranging fake photo shoots. Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Neil...

Burkina Faso humanitarian response risks lives, agency says

Sep. 13, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s slow and insufficient humanitarian response to the country’s escalating attacks is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned on Monday. Surging violence linked to...

Indonesia arrests key leader in al-Qaida linked group

Sep. 13, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings in the country, Indonesia police said Monday. Abu Rusdan was seized...