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Airliners fly in face of cyber attack scares

This finely choreographed global ballet of speeding metal, fuel and flesh moved almost five billion passengers in 2009, according to data from Airports Council International. But what if all those screens went blank? Inside the hot and stuffy glass bulb of the Hong Kong airport control tower, a dozen staff…

Report: Spy agencies bust terror plot targeting UK, France, Germany

Intelligence agencies have disrupted an Al-Qaeda-linked plot to launch terror attacks in Britain, France and Germany, a report said, citing intelligence sources. Militants based in Pakistan planned simultaneous strikes in London and major cities in France and Germany, Britain’s Sky News television reported Tuesday, adding the plan was advanced but…

Police: Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Tourists back in Eiffel Tower after bomb threat Tourists let back inside Eiffel Tower after second bomb threat in 2 weeks Staff AP News Sep 28, 2010 15:10 EDT Tourists are being allowed back inside the Eiffel Tower after it was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat. It was the…

Spanish man toted girlfriend’s decapitated head to bar for drinks

CORDOBA, SPAIN — A Spanish man calmly drank beer with his mates in a bar with his murdered girlfriend’s head in a bag, according to newspaper reports. After leaving the bar on Sunday, the 34-year-old climbed an electrical tower, was hit by a shock and plunged 30 metres to the…

Eiffel Tower bomb threat a false alarm: police

The area under Paris’ Eiffel Tower has been opened up to tourists again after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat and police combed through the famous monument looking for suspicious objects. France’s BFM television and other French media reported that police found nothing suspicious at the tower, which…

Taxpayers to help with the rent at Goldman’s new office tower

As if billions in cash and government guarantees wasn’t enough, it turns out investment bank Goldman Sachs will also be sucking on the taxpayers’ teat when employees move into their slick new digs at the corner of West and Vesey in Manhattan next year. The New Goldman Sachs World Headquarters…

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