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Davos calls for global action against cybercrime

DAVOS, Switzerland — International action to snuff out cybercrime is desperately needed, officials and business leaders said here, warning that criminals move at Internet speed while countries drag their feet. Many hackers are no longer just mischievous individuals. Instead well-funded organisations do it for profit, along with spies and terrorists,…

Opium production soars in Afghanistan: UN

VIENNA — Production of opium and the illicit crop’s value soared in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. According to the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, farmer income derived from Afghanistan’s opium crop in 2011 was $1.4 billion (1.09 billion euros), representing nine…