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Plea Deal Being Sought With Alleged Christmas Day Bomber

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Authorities are moving towards a plea deal with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged Christmas Day Bomber. The deal would involve turning over intelligence information in exchange for a guilty plea and a lesser sentence. Although, it is unclear what the plea deal would involve because the White House has stated its desire for a life […]

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Russia Announces Arms Deal with Libya

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Russia signed a $1.8 billion arms deal with Libya. Although exact specifications as to the types of arms or military equipment to be provided were not released, Prime Minister Putin announced that it “does not only involve firearms.” A Russian diplomatic source did say that Libya asked for “20 fighter planes, at least two S-300 […]

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American Detainee Seeks to Join the North Korean Military

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North Korea has detained a second American in the past month for illegally crossing into the country from China.  A South Korean newspaper stated that an “unidentified source in North Korea told the newspaper the 28-year-old man said he came to the country because he did not ‘want to become a cannon fodder in the […]

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End of Ceasefire in Nigeria

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (“Mend”) has called an end to their 3-month ceasefire.  The Nigeria fighters have continually threatened Africa’s  biggest oil and gas industry.  Mend claims that the Nigerian government has not met their demands for greater control of these resources. These attacks have resulted in lost revenues for […]

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Colombia Claims Venezuela Violated Airspace

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There was a new twist in the ongoing Venezuela-Colombia border dispute this week. During a visit to the United States, Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos accused Venezuela of violating his country’s airspace, offering evidence to both the Organization of American states and the U.S. State Department. In spite of the formal protest, Santos was careful […]

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