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With tech exec arrest, Canada squeezed between China, US

Montr - The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington.

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor, a far-right politician loyal to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

UK security firm G4S says five employees among 10 killed in Kabul attack

Kabul - British security firm G4S said Thursday that five of its employees were among at least 10 people killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on one of its compounds in Kabul.

Wounded toll rises after blast at UK security firm in Kabul

Kabul - A massive crater marked the spot where a vehicle bomb detonated outside a British security firm's compound in Kabul, killing at least 10 people, as the number of wounded rose Thursday to 29.

Italy adopts tough anti-migrant law

Rome - Italy on Wednesday adopted far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's tough anti-migrant and security decree, despite fierce criticism from the left.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Dubai - Interpol named South Korea's Kim Jong-yang as its new president on Wednesday, in a blow to Russia which denounced "unprecedented pressure" against its own candidate to lead the global policing body.

Russia denounces 'interference' in Interpol leadership vote

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday denounced "interference" in the election for a new Interpol president after critics including US senators objected to a Russian becoming chief of the global police body.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday that angered Beijing.

PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea police and soldiers stormed the country's parliament Tuesday, smashing windows and furniture and demanding unpaid APEC bonuses just days after the international summit wrapped up, police and witnesses said.

Mexico Supreme Court overturns security law

Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court overturned a controversial "internal security law" Thursday that formalized the use of the military to fight crime, a practice critics say has caused an explosion of violence and rights violations.

Mexico's AMLO to continue anti-crime military efforts

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Wednesday he would maintain the country's controversial military efforts to fight organized crime and seek to reinforce them by creating a national guard.

Is Central American migrant caravan a security threat?

Tepic - Since the US midterm elections, President Donald Trump has barely mentioned the "hardened criminals" he warned were about to "assault" the United States from a Central American migrant caravan.

Australia terror attacker 'inspired by Islamic State'

Sydney - A Somali-born Australian who went on a deadly knife rampage in the country's second-largest city Melbourne was inspired by Islamic State but did not have a direct link to the jihadist group, the government said Sunday.

US denies China 'Cold War' but deep gaps persist

Washington - The United States on Friday insisted it was not pursuing a new "Cold War" with China, but the Pacific powers could only paper over deep differences during high-level talks.

One dead, two hurt in Melbourne 'terror' attack

Melbourne - A knife-wielding man killed one person and injured two others in a rush hour stabbing rampage in downtown Melbourne Friday, before being shot dead by police.

US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions

Washington - The United States and China resume top-level talks Friday after months of spiraling tension, looking to see if they can find a way forward on disputes from trade to military friction.

Tajik prison riot leaves 26 dead: security sources

Dushanbe - Twenty-four prisoners and two guards were killed after dozens of inmates rioted at a maximum security prison in northern Tajikistan, security sources said on Thursday.

At least 20 dead in Tajik prison riot: security sources

Dushanbe - Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a maximum security prison in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday.

Australia revamps Pacific strategy as China looms

Sydney - With an eye on China's growing role in the Pacific, Australia on Thursday announced Aus$3 billion in financial enticements to boost its presence in the region, accompanied by a series of security and political initiatives.

Italy Senate passes tough anti-migrant decree

Rome - The Italian Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's tough anti-migrant and security decree to become law following a confidence vote.

Top Australia defence firm reports serious cyber breach

Sydney - A top Australian defence firm with major US Navy contracts has admitted its personnel files were breached and that it was the subject of an extortion attempt.

Russia probes terror after teen suicide attack on security service

Moscow - Russia launched a terrorism probe Wednesday after a 17-year-old student blew himself up at the regional headquarters of the FSB security agency, wounding three employees.

How safe are wearables to wear?

Wearable devices are increasingly becoming commonplace. However, there are some safety concerns that consumers should be aware of, especially with substandard devices. These issues include electrical overheating, biocompatibility and data security.

Australia spooks emerge from shadows with tweets, China warning

Sydney - Australia's highly secretive signals intelligence agency -- tasked with eavesdropping and decrypting adversaries' communications -- has made a tongue-in-cheek Twitter debut, while issuing a serious warning of security risks from Chinese technology.

US mail bombing suspect an ardent Trump supporter

Plantation - Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, had plastered his social media accounts and the van where he was living with signs of his devotion to the Republican president and his hatred for Democrats.

Making Canadian neighborhoods connected and safe

Toronto - OneEleven and Aviva Canada are coming together to host the event 'Safer Neighbourhoods Hackathon'. The aim is to help to ensure Canadian neighbourhoods are safer and better connected through technology.

Trump plans frenzied campaign push after bomb suspect's arrest

New York - Donald Trump on Saturday plunged into a frenzied last 10 days of campaigning ahead of crucial midterm elections, seeking to regain the spotlight briefly seized by the arrest of a Florida fan of his charged with mailing bombs to more than a dozen of the...

Armed drones, iris scanners: China's high-tech security gadgets

Bejing - From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country's police.

Mexico deploys hundreds of riot police as migrants near

Suchiate - Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police Thursday to its border with Guatemala as a caravan of Central American migrants prepared to cross on their way to the United States, defying President Donald Trump's threats.

Controlled explosion carried out on suspect package near UK parliament

London - Police on Wednesday used a bomb disposal robot and carried out a controlled explosion on a package found in central London near the British parliament.
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