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2008-06-30 09:03:02

British airports "vulnerable" to attack: terrorism expert LONDON, June 27 (Xinhua) -- British airports are vulnerable one year after the attack on Glasgow Airport, warned a terrorism expert. Security consultant Chris Yates said many of the changes put in place at Glasgow, northern Britain, after a jeep was driven into Glasgow's main terminal building and set on fire on June 30, had been copied at other airports around the world, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on...

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2008-03-27 10:35:00

New research suggests political freedom and geographic factors contribute significantly to causes of terrorism, challenging the common view that terrorism is rooted in poverty. "There is no significant relationship between a country's wealth and level of terrorism once other factors like the country's level of political freedom are taken into account," says Alberto Abadie, public policy professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Abadie's review of the World Market...

2006-09-05 15:02:59

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of terrorism cases brought by the U.S. government has dropped steadily in recent years and an increasing proportion are dropped due to lack of evidence, according to a new study. After bringing 355 terrorism-related cases in 2002, shortly after the September 11, 2001, hijacking attacks, the Justice Department filed only 46 cases in 2005 and 19 cases so far this year, according to an independent Syracuse University study released...

2006-09-01 18:31:28

LONDON (Reuters) - British police are watching thousands of British Muslims who they suspect may be involved in or support terrorism, the head of London police's anti-terrorist branch said on Friday. The figure given by Peter Clarke in a BBC interview was higher than previous official estimates and came as police investigate an alleged plot by a group of British Muslims to blow up U.S.-bound airliners using liquid explosives. In July last year four British Islamist suicide bombers...

2006-08-01 12:25:55

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - The British government failed in a legal bid on Tuesday to resurrect anti-terrorism powers that were thrown out in court in June. The Court of Appeal refused to allow the government to appeal against a High Court ruling that threw out "control orders" -- enacted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to put terrorism suspects under partial house arrest. The ruling came on the day the government unveiled a new security alert system which said Britain...

2006-07-31 07:28:40

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's launch of a U.S.-style terrorism alert system will address concerns about lack of transparency but must avoid the pitfalls of "crying wolf" or being seen as a political tool, international experience shows. British authorities will on Tuesday introduce a five-layered threat system to inform the public, with levels ranging from low (attack unlikely) to critical (attack expected imminently). It closely resembles...

2006-07-04 04:06:30

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 12 hours before he blew himself up on the London underground, Shehzad Tanweer was playing cricket until late evening in a park in northern England. "He appeared perfectly normal to those around him," said a government report on the London attacks of July 2005, in which four young, apparently unremarkable British Muslim men killed 52 people in Western Europe's first suicide bombings. Tanweer's last cricket game is one...

2006-06-28 09:50:03

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday that "control orders" confining six terrorism suspects to partial house arrest breached their human rights, throwing out a key plank of Prime Minister Tony Blair's security policy. Under the orders, terrorism suspects who have not been charged with a crime have been electronically tagged, confined to their houses for most of the day and banned from using computers and phones or meeting people without...

2006-06-27 02:50:02

LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested two men on Tuesday under anti-terrorism laws during a series of raids in northern England, a spokeswoman said. The operation in Manchester "is targeting individuals suspected of possession of information that could be used for a terrorist purpose," she added.

2006-06-21 13:23:41

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - The European Union is too slow at identifying and blacklisting terrorist organizations, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that the EU's failure to brand Hizbollah a terrorist group was "regrettable." Stuart Levey, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the EU's Clearing House unit which reviews terrorism matters was "cumbersome." European states must unanimously agree to list a terrorist organization,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.