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Report slams Canada’s post-9/11 security spending

OTTAWA — Canada’s national security spending skyrocketed in the post-9/11 decade and it may be time to start cutting back, said a report released Wednesday by an Ottawa-based think tank. “The government has created a national security establishment in Canada,” Steven Staples, president of the Ottawa-based Rideau Institute, told a…

Libya oil exports not to return to normal until 2013

PARIS — Libyan oil exports are unlikely to return to their pre-war level before 2013, the new head of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. “Our experts think that 2013 or beyond will most probably show the complete full restoration of the Libyan supply to the market, but not…

James Murdoch ‘knew about’ News of World phone hacking

James Murdoch was told in 2008 about an email that showed phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid was more widespread than his company claimed, the paper’s former lawyer said. The claim heaped fresh pressure on the 38-year-old, the son of Rupert Murdoch and chairman of the…

New CIA chief Petraeus pledges to defend America

David Petraeus pledged to confront the many threats facing America as he took the reins of the CIA, a decade after the 9/11 attacks that led to two wars where the former general made his name. Petraeus was sworn in to lead the civilian covert war against Al-Qaeda having hung…

Afghan government ‘question mark’ in war effort: U.S.

US-led troops have undercut the Taliban but the Afghan government’s performance remains a cause for concern, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in an interview. “We have, in fact, seriously weakened the Taliban,” said Panetta, according to a transcript of his interview Tuesday on the “Charlie Rose Show” on PBS.…

16th arrest in phone hacking probe

British police investigating phone hacking at the now defunct News of the World tabloid said Wednesday they had arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. The man, who was not named, was arrested at his home shortly before 6am (0500 GMT) before being taken to…

U.S. experts eye Cuba oil plans after BP spill

A group of US experts led by a former top environment official has visited Cuba to gather information on the communist country’s Gulf of Mexico oil exploration plans, according to state media. William Reilly, who led the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under former president George H.W. Bush and led…

Taliban suicide bombs kill 24 in Pakistan

Twin Taliban bombs targeting security forces responsible for the recent capture of senior Al-Qaeda operatives killed 24 people and wounded 82 others in southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. One attacker detonated his bomb-laden car outside the residence of the deputy chief of the Frontier Corps in Quetta city, before…

Kadhafi ‘in Libya’ as aides seek refuge in Niger

Moamer Kadhafi is still in Libya, his media mouthpiece said on Wednesday, as his henchmen sought refuge in Niger and opposition fighters moved in against the last of his forces. “I can tell you that I spoke with Kadhafi very recently,” Mishan al-Juburi, the owner of Arrai Oruba television, the…

British lawmakers debate health care reform

LONDON — British lawmakers opened a stormy debate on Tuesday about a proposed overhaul of the state-run National Health Service that has divided the ruling coalition and drawn criticism from the medical profession. Critics fear the wideranging changes could be the first step on a slippery slope to privatisation of…

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