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Mali seeks support
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A global cyber-crime ring stole $45 million in one of the biggest ever bank heists. The crime was committed by hacking into credit card processing firms and withdrawing money from ATMs in 27 countries. Seven people face charges of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and money laundering and are under arrest in New York. Criminals used fake cards to target banks in the United Arab Emirates and Oman...
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“Further cuts in defence spending by European nations risk reducing the continent’s defence and security to ‘hot air’, turning the alliance into a ‘global spectator’ rather than a real force on the world stage”, warned NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressing the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday...
A Defence Department report “2013 Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” was released earlier this week. It describes China’s military modernisation and the Chinese army’s interaction with other forces...
US Secretary of State John Kerry is on an official visit to Russia, where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to try to find a common ground with Washington over the Syria conflict...
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