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Denmark leads effort to stop money flow to Isis

A former head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) has been tapped to dry up the finances of terror group Isis. Denmark will take the lead in a new effort by the international coalition against Isis to drain the extremists of money. The group focusing on Isis’s finances will be headed up by Jens Madsen, a former PET ...

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New security challenge for Nordic countries

Finland is negotiating a bilateral defence agreement with the US this autumn. Jussi Niinisto, Finland’s Defence Minister, said in a telephone interview that the framework agreement between the US and Finland would cover areas including military training, information sharing, and research.  Two months earlier, Sweden has signed a bilateral Statement of Intent with the US to increase cooperation between their ...

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U.S. and Brazil Bolster Olympics Security, As ISIS Posts in Portuguese

Worried about possible terrorist attacks at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s government is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to identify threats and thwart potential disasters at the Games. Despite its notorious battles with violent crime, Brazil has largely been spared the kind of brazen terrorist attacks that have rattled much of the world in ...

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Dubai security chief opposes Palestinian state

Dahi Khalfan Tamim (photo credit: screen capture AlJazeeraEnglish/YouTube) In  a striking break with traditional policies in the Arab world, a prominent security leader in the United Arab Emirates called for Arab states to join a security coalition with Israel and said he does not support the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy head of ...

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