• ‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up

    ‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up
    In the face of scorn and contempt from former IRA members, a small number of dissident groups remain committed to armed action. What do they think they can achieve?In the early hours of 19 April 2019, Belfast-born Irish republican Anthony McIntyre was awakened by his wife, Carrie, in their home in Drogheda, just south of the border in Ireland. “It’s not true, it can’t be true,” she was saying. “Lyra has been shot dead.”Drowsy, confused and not quite believing
  • What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women | Joan Smith

    What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women | Joan Smith
    Groundbreaking research shows that extremist attackers are often united in their violent misogyny, whatever their ideologyFive years ago, I began to notice that the perpetrators of some of the worst terrorist attacks had something in common. A high proportion shared a history of assaulting wives, girlfriends and other female relatives, sometimes involving a whole series of victims, long before they attacked total strangers.In the summer of 2016, for example, when just two terrorist attacks in Fl
  • What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women

    What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women
    Groundbreaking research shows that extremist attackers are often united in their violent misogyny, whatever their ideologyFive years ago, I began to notice that the perpetrators of some of the worst terrorist attacks had something in common. A high proportion shared a history of assaulting wives, girlfriends and other female relatives, sometimes involving a whole series of victims, long before they attacked total strangers.In the summer of 2016, for example, when just two terrorist attacks in Fl
  • Omagh still united in grief but fractured by search for justice

    Omagh still united in grief but fractured by search for justice
    Court ruling on 1998 bombing shows how town is divided over whether to push for a public inquiryAmid the unfathomable grief unleashed by the Omagh bomb – the single worst atrocity of the Troubles – the bereaved and injured found purpose, even comfort, in a joint enterprise: a search for truth and justice.Twenty-nine people died and hundreds were wounded when the Real IRA detonated a car bomb in the County Tyrone market town on 15 August 1998, four months after the Good Friday agreeme
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  • Israel to buy CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

    Israel to buy CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters
    DefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support and related equipment for...
  • Philippines says US military deal ‘in full force again’

    Philippines says US military deal ‘in full force again’
    DefenceTalkPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has walked back on a decision to end a key military deal with the United States, his defence secretary said Friday during a visit by Pentagon chief...
  • UK rebuffs Chinese media warning over carrier task force

    UK rebuffs Chinese media warning over carrier task force
    DefenceTalkThe UK government Friday denied it was provoking Beijing with the deployment of its most powerful navy task force in a generation, after Chinese state media issued a blunt warning. The...
  • Rocket Lab launches US Space Force mission

    Rocket Lab launches US Space Force mission
    DefenceTalkRocket Lab, the leading launch provider and space systems company, has successfully launched a research and development satellite to orbit for the United States Space Force (USSF). The...
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  • XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 prepares for transfer to Air Force Museum

    XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 prepares for transfer to Air Force Museum
    DefenceTalkAir Force Research Laboratory engineers prepared the XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 to be transferred to the National Museum of the United States Air Force here June 1. The XQ-58A Valkyrie is a...
  • Finland Upgrades CV90 Fleet, Extending Capabilities Into the 2030s

    Finland Upgrades CV90 Fleet, Extending Capabilities Into the 2030s
    DefenceTalkBAE Systems has signed a contract with Finland to upgrade the Finnish Army’s fleet of CV90s. The agreement, worth up to $32 million USD with options, includes a mid-life extension program...
  • Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq

    Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq
    DefenceTalkPresident Joe Biden declared US relations with Iraq would enter a new phase with American troops exiting combat operations in the country by year-end as he held talks Monday with Prime...
  • Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal in France visit

    Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal in France visit
    DefenceTalkIsraeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an “update” on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said...
  • US says China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law

    US says China’s sea claims have ‘no basis’ in international law
    DefenceTalkPentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that Beijing’s expansive claims in the South China Sea have “no basis in international law”, taking aim at China’s growing...
  • Britain ‘monitoring’ US takeover of UK defence group

    Britain ‘monitoring’ US takeover of UK defence group
    DefenceTalkBritain is “closely monitoring” the takeover of UK defence technology firm Ultra Electronics by US-owned Cobham amid security concerns, the government said Tuesday. Ultra last...
  • Omagh bombing could have been prevented, says high court judge

    Omagh bombing could have been prevented, says high court judge
    ‘Real prospect’ 1998 attack by dissident republicans could have been thwarted, says Mr Justice HornerA high court judge has recommended that the UK government carry out an investigation into the Omagh bombing, and urged the Irish government to do likewise, after finding “plausible arguments” that there was a “real prospect” of preventing the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict.Delivering judgment in a legal challenge against the UK governmen
  • Belfast judge calls on UK to investigate Omagh bombing

    Belfast judge calls on UK to investigate Omagh bombing
    ‘Real prospect’ 1998 attack by dissident republicans could have been prevented, says Mr Justice HornerA high court judge in Belfast has recommended the UK government undertake a human rights compliant investigation into the Omagh bombing, and urged the Irish government to do likewise, after finding there was a “real prospect” the Real IRA attack in 1998 could have been prevented.Mr Justice Horner told Belfast high court: “I am satisfied that certain grounds when con
  • Israeli missiles shot down in Syria: state media

    Israeli missiles shot down in Syria: state media
    DefenceTalkSyria’s air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Homs province early Thursday, the second airstrike this week, Syrian state media reported. A military source told Syrian state...
  • Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advances

    Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advances
    DefenceTalkTajikistan on Thursday checked the combat readiness of its armed forces in the biggest such exercise in the country’s history as the Taliban makes sweeping gains in neighboring...
  • MI5 investigated far-right terror suspect who was 13 years old

    MI5 investigated far-right terror suspect who was 13 years old
    Spy chief Ken McCallum says there is a rising trend of radicalised teenagers in the UKMI5’s chief has revealed that the agency had found itself investigating a neo-Nazi terror suspect who was 13 years old, part of a “rising trend” of radicalised teenagers becoming engaged in rightwing terrorism across the UK.Ken McCallum, the domestic spy agency’s director general, warned that extreme rightwing terror accounted for one in five of all counter-terror investigations, a threa
  • MI5 investigated rightwing terror suspect who was 13 years old

    MI5 investigated rightwing terror suspect who was 13 years old
    Spy chief Ken McCallum says there is a rising trend of radicalised teenagers in the UKMI5’s chief has revealed that the agency had found itself investigating a terror suspect who was 13 years old, part of a “rising trend” of radicalised teenagers becoming engaged in rightwing terrorism across the UK.Ken McCallum, the domestic spy agency’s director general, warned that extreme rightwing terror accounted for one in five of all counter-terror investigations, a threat that ha
  • Threat to UK from hostile states could be as bad as terrorism, says MI5 chief

    Threat to UK from hostile states could be as bad as terrorism, says MI5 chief
    Ken McCallum says public should be alert to threat from China and RussiaThe chief of MI5 is to warn that the activities of China, Russia and other hostile states could have as large an impact on the public as terrorism, marking a significant shift in emphasis from the UK’s domestic spy agency.Giving his annual threat update on Wednesday, Ken McCallum is expected to say that the British public will have to “build the same public awareness and resilience to state threats that we have d
  • Public should be alert to threat from China and Russia, says MI5 chief

    Public should be alert to threat from China and Russia, says MI5 chief
    Annual threat update given by Ken McCallum marks a big change in emphasisfrom Islamist terrorismThe chief of MI5 is to warn that the activities of China, Russia and other hostile states could have as large an impact on the public as terrorism, marking a significant shift in emphasis from the UK’s domestic spy agency.Giving his annual threat update on Wednesday, Ken McCallum is expected to say that the British public will have to “build the same public awareness and resilience to stat
  • Trump Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter

    Trump Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter
    Trump Sues Facebook, Google and TwitterFormer US president Donald Trump has filed lawsuits accusing three California-based tech giants of illegally censoring him.On Wednesday, Trump filed proposed class-action lawsuits in the US District Court in Miami against Twitter, Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google (parent of YouTube) and their CEOs.In the suits, Trump alleges that the social media platforms violated the right to freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitu
  • Marvel Movie Malware Detected

    Marvel Movie Malware Detected
    Marvel Movie Malware Detected Cyber-scammers are exploiting public interest in the latest Marvel movie to spread malware infections. The eagerly anticipated premiere of Disney's Black Widow is scheduled to take place simultaneously offline in movie theaters and online via streaming services tomorrow. However, cyber-criminals have been illegally monetizing interest in the new flick for months, according to research by cybersecurity company Kaspersky.To gauge the extent of scamming invol
  • Multi-Cloud Environments More Risky

    Multi-Cloud Environments More Risky
    Multi-Cloud Environments More RiskyA new study has revealed that nearly all security professionals operating in a multi-cloud environment believe it's riskier than relying on a single cloud provider.The research, published today by global security and compliance solutions provider Tripwire, is based on a June 2021 survey of 314 security professionals with direct responsibility for the security of public cloud infrastructure within their organization.Nearly three quarters (73%) of those
  • Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per Minute

    Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per Minute
    Cybercrime Costs Organizations Nearly $1.79 Million Per MinuteCybercrime costs organizations an incredible $1.79m every minute, according to RiskIQ’s 2021 Evil Internet Minute Report.The study, which analyzed the volume of malicious activity on the internet, laid bare the scale and damage of cyber-attacks in the past year, finding that 648 cyber-threats occurred every minute.The researchers calculated that the average cost of a breach is $7.2 per minute, while the overall predict
  • CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame Game

    CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame Game
    CTOs Keeping Quiet on Breaches to Avoid Cyber Blame GameNearly two-thirds (36%) of IT leaders are not disclosing breaches for fear that they may lose their job, complicating efforts to enhance security, according to new research.Keeper Security polled 1000 UK IT decision-makers at businesses of between 100 and 5000 employees to compile its 2021 Cybersecurity Census Report.It revealed that security breaches are widespread: 92% of respondents said their organization suffered one in the p
  • Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private Email

    Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private Email
    Regulator Probes Former Health Secretary's Use of Private EmailThe UK’s data protection regulator has launched an investigation into whether the former health secretary broke the law in using his private email account to conduct official departmental business.Concerns were raised by the Labour Party late last month after Matt Hancock resigned following leaked CCTV footage showing the married Tory MP in a romantic embrace with an advisor.They revolve around question marks over whether gover
  • New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say Researchers

    New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say Researchers
    New PrintNightmare Patch Can Be Bypassed, Say ResearchersMicrosoft has now released a patch for all Windows versions affected by the PrintNightmare zero-day, but researchers have already found a way to bypass the fix in attacks.As predicted, Microsoft this week pushed an out-of-band patch for CVE-2021-34527, which now has a CVSS “high severity” score of 8.2.The incomplete initial release on Tuesday was followed up a day later with a version which covered the remaining unpatched produ
  • US Could Appeal Assange Extradition Refusal

    US Could Appeal Assange Extradition RefusalThe United States has been given leave to appeal a British court's decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Paul Assange to America. In Westminster Magistrate's court in January, district judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Australian citizen Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one charge under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The US Department of Ju

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