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2006-02-25 22:05:14

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, facing what it says is terror threat in its restive far northwest, has sent a U.N. convention that tackles the financing of terrorism to parliament for approval, Xinhua news agency said. China has supported the U.S.-led war on terror, but human rights activists accuse it of using the campaign to legitimize a crackdown on Uighur activists in its remote northwest. "The core of the convention is about undermining the terrorist organization's economic support...

2006-02-16 10:44:26

By Gordon Bell CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Battles are being won in the fight against terrorism financing as countries improve cooperation and tighten systems to identify money transfers, a top official said on Thursday. "We have noticed that terrorist organizations are trying to change their way of financing," Alain Damais, the executive secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), told Reuters. "Our system, the system that we encourage countries to put in place, improves...

2006-02-15 12:49:01

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair won a key vote on Wednesday over plans to toughen anti-terrorism laws, a second parliamentary victory in a week that political analysts say will help reassert his authority. Blair has lost three votes since last November, partly because of revolts within his own Labor party, and a further setback could have hastened calls for him to give way to his likely successor Finance Minister Gordon Brown. However despite...

2006-02-15 09:35:00

WASHINGTON -- A government database of alleged international terrorism suspects or associates includes 325,000 names, four times more than when the central list was created in 2003, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing counterterrorism officials. The list maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, or NCTC, contains far more names in a single government database than has previously been disclosed, the newspaper said. But the report cited NCTC officials as saying the true...

2006-02-15 01:00:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government database of alleged international terrorism suspects or associates includes 325,000 names, four times more than when the central list was created in 2003, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing counterterrorism officials. The list maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, or NCTC, contains far more names in a single government database than has previously been disclosed, the newspaper said. But the report cited NCTC officials...

2006-02-03 20:06:15

WACO, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush signed an extension on Friday of an anti-terrorism law enacted after the September 11 attacks that critics say infringes on civil liberties. The White House said Bush signed the legislation to extend until March 10 the provisions of the USA Patriot Act, which was set to expire on Friday. Bush was at his Crawford, Texas, ranch after stops earlier in Dallas and New Mexico to press for his State of the Union agenda. He has sought a...

2006-02-02 22:39:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to provide a second brief extension of expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act won final congressional approval on Thursday and President Bush was expected to swiftly sign it into law. The provisions had been set to expire on Friday, but the Senate approved a bill passed earlier by the House of Representatives to extend them to March 10. Some lawmakers want the added time to resolve demands for greater protection of civil liberties...

2006-02-01 01:51:15

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - A maritime terrorist attack in the Malacca Strait could send economic shockwaves around the world even it was not a major strike, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Wednesday. Admiral Gary Roughead said the risk of a terrorist attack in the strait shared by Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, one of the world's busiest sea routes, continued to rise along with the increase in global shipping and continued piracy. "The Strait...

2006-01-25 15:59:45

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States has used the USA Patriot Act to improperly deny visas to foreign scholars critical of the Bush administration's foreign policy, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit on Wednesday. The civil rights group sued U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on behalf of a Muslim scholar who was denied entry into America, seeking to overturn as unconstitutional a...

2005-12-30 15:41:57

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday signed legislation extending key provisions of the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act until February 3, despite earlier objecting to anything short of a permanent renewal. Bush had strongly pushed for a permanent renewal before the provisions expired at year-end, but Congress passed a temporary extension to allow more time to consider civil liberties protections. The Patriot Act expanded the authority of the federal...


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