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Amazon signs deal with British spy agencies to boost use of AI for espionage -FT

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, October 6, 2021 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Oct 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s spy agencies have given a contract to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host classified material in a deal aimed at boosting the use of data......

Egypt’s President Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time in years

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CAIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Egypt’s state of emergency will be lifted for the first time in years, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday. Egypt imposed a state of emergency in April 2017 after deadly bombings of churches and has since routinely extended it at three-month intervals, despite an......

Turkey and West climb down from brink of biggest diplomatic crisis

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Erdogan summoned Cabinet to discuss expelling 10 envoys They had sought release of philanthropist Osman Kavala Expulsions would have opened wide rift with the West Erdogan says U.S. and other envoys ‘stepped back’ ISTANBUL, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Turkey and its Western allies climbed down from a full-blown diplomatic crisis......

U.S. State Department to establish new cyber bureau led by ambassador

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State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S. August 18, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Monday it plans to establish a bureau of cyberspace and digital policy that will be led by a......

Latest Russian cyberattack targeting hundreds of U.S. networks -Microsoft

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Smartphone is seen in front of Microsoft logo displayed in this illustration taken, July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The Russian-based agency behind last year’s massive SolarWinds cyberattack has targeted hundreds more companies and organizations in its latest wave of attacks on U.S.-based computer systems,......

‘You beat me’: Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord caught

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Dairo Antonio Usuga David, alias “Otoniel”, top leader of the Gulf clan, is photographed after being captured, in Bogota, Colombia October 23, 2021. Picture taken October 23, 2021. Colombian Police/Handout via REUTERS NECOCLI, Colombia, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The man Colombia describes as the world’s most dangerous drug trafficker told......

Ethiopia conducts air strike in western part of Tigray region, spokesperson says

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ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Ethiopia conducted an air strike on Sunday in the western part of the Tigray region that hit a training site of the rebellious Tigrayan forces and an arms depot, government spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim......

Turkey’s Erdogan orders 10 ambassadors declared ‘persona non grata’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors — including from the United States, Germany and France — ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release......

U.S. says it killed senior al Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

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Oct 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. military killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria on Friday, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global......

Turkey’s Halkbank can be prosecuted over Iran sanction violations, U.S. appeals court rules

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Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

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Members of Amhara special forces stand guard on the Ethiopia-Eritrean border near the town of Humera, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Fourth day of aerial bombardments in city of Mekelle Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year......

Biden says United States would come to Taiwan’s defense

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks briefly with reporters after participating in a ceremony for state and national Teachers of the Year at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Biden says U.S. has “commitment” to defend Taiwan White House says no change in policy on......

EXCLUSIVE Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline -sources

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May......

One U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali

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UN peacekeepers patrol in the northern town of Kidal, file. REUTERS/Stringer BAMAKO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – One U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations’ force in Mali said. The bloodshed near......

U.S. charges Canadian man, alleging he’s an Islamic State fighter, propagandist

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The flag and crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the Islamic State militant group, alleging......

Fighting between Yemeni separatist forces kills four in Aden, say sources

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ADEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Clashes raged in the Yemeni city of Aden on Saturday between members of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and at least four fighters have been killed, two security sources said. Residents said heavy gunfire could still be heard at mid-day in Aden’s central Crater......

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

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MOGADISHU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency. On Thursday, Somali federal forces......

China anti-graft watchdog probes former justice minister

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Fu Zhenghua, is pictured during a meeting in Beijing, China on Jan. 17, 2011, when he was head of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING, Oct 2 (Reuters) – China’s top anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it is investigating a former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, for suspected serious......

EXCLUSIVE Some Afghan evacuees leaving military bases in U.S. before resettlement

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Something unexpected is happening at U.S. military bases hosting Afghan evacuees: Many hundreds of them are simply leaving before receiving U.S. resettlement services, two sources familiar with the data told Reuters. The number of “independent departures,” which top 700 and could be higher, has not......

China marks national day with mass air incursion near Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Friday to warn away 25 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, the defence ministry in Taipei said, the same day as China marked its national day, the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has......

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