Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

Accused Taliban and ISIS fighters reveal inside tactics, personal histories – VIDEO: Taliban confession: Recruit recounts rape, blackmail – From Manchester to Kabul, world sees recent sharp uptick in terror attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Last summer, as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan was drawing to a close and the Islamic celebration of Eid was about to begin, a Taliban fighter was seen distributing propaganda leaflets in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul on orders from his group’s mullahs. He was also attempting to transfer an improvised explosive device (IED) that he made himself to another ...

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Champions League final: Ronaldo, Madrid go for historic back-to-back

When Cristiano Ronaldo runs onto the field at the Millennium Stadium, he’ll being trying to break new ground on some familiar territory. In the Champions League era, which started in 1992-93, no team has ever managed to defend its title. Madrid will get that chance on Saturday against Juventus, and Ronaldo will be leading the way. The 32-year-old Portugal winger ...

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Europe inches closer to a plan for fixing its financial flaws

DONALD TRUMP and Theresa May may have done more to push Europeans together, and open up an opportunity for reform of its institutions, than any pro-European American president or British prime minister could ever have dreamt. The Commission’s “Reflection paper on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union”, issued on May 31st, points the way towards a package deal ...

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U.S. consultants slam Shared Services Canada for failing projects

Ottawa is in way over its head by attempting a massive transformation of its information-technology (IT) systems under Shared Services Canada, says a scathing indictment of the agency’s failings since 2011. The government of Canada “has vastly underestimated the size, scale and complexity of this effort. … They are attempting the largest and most complex public-sector shared-service implementation ever considered,” ...

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4 amazing vehicles for Special Operations Forces

The U.S. military is home to some of the most elite teams in the world — Navy SEALS, Delta, Special Forces, Rangers and Marine Force Recon to name a few. These highly trained soldiers some of the best equipment in the world in order to do their job, including vehicles to get around. Here are four vehicles made by familiar ...

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Massive privacy breach at Public Services reveals workers' salaries

The personal information of almost 13,000 public servants was exposed in one of the largest ever privacy breaches at a federal government department. The July 11, 2016, breach at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) included the salary, age, reading-and-writing test results and other private information of 12,901 employees — nearly everyone working in the department, which employed 13,300 people at ...

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