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2005-12-21 22:40:03

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday ended a high-stakes impasse and voted to extend for six months key provisions of the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act set to expire in 10 days. The temporary extension, approved without dissent, would provide time to try to resolve differences over safeguards for civil liberties before making permanent most of the provisions the Bush administration deems vital in its war on terrorism. Lawmakers who helped negotiate...

2005-12-21 17:26:26

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Terrorism and conflicts across the Middle East will be major global issues in 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a year-end news conference on Wednesday and he also lashed out at the media for its coverage of the oil-for-food program. Annan said he faced getting tough management reform proposals through the U.N. General Assembly and trying to solve the ongoing conflict in Sudan's Darfur region and the Democratic Republic of...

2005-12-20 11:24:08

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after September 11, the Bush administration has claimed some legal victories in its war on terrorism, but critics say there have been few major convictions and not a single trial of anyone caught trying to carry out an attack. In a media blitz over the past few weeks to build support for renewal of parts of the Patriot Act -- passed after September 11, to expand authority of the federal government to track down terrorism suspects...

2005-12-13 11:26:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday the chamber would work out its differences with the House of Representatives so Congress could pass a bill this year extending a federal backstop for terrorism insurance. "I intend to finish TRIA (the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act) before we leave" for the holidays, Frist, a Tennessee Republican, told reporters. Senators would "work through" differences between their bill and a House bill even if there are...

2005-12-12 05:28:04

PARIS (Reuters) - French police said on Monday they had smashed an Islamist terrorism ring in the greater Paris region, arresting about 20 people in a string of dawn raids. Police described Monday's events as a "major operation aimed at disbanding an Islamist network linked to terrorism," conducted as part of a probe by Jean-Louis Bruguiere, France's leading anti-terrorism investigating magistrate. Among those arrested were individuals linked to previous terrorism investigations and...

2005-12-10 10:35:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush asked Congress on Saturday for a prompt vote to extend an anti-terrorism law created after the September 11 attacks, calling it a "strong weapon" for fighting terrorism. The Senate and House of Representatives were to vote on the renewal of the USA Patriot Act next week after Republican negotiators said on Thursday they crafted a compromise bill. The deal has been harshly criticized by several Senate Republicans and Democrats and its...

2005-12-06 13:59:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation renewing a government backstop on terrorism losses is expected to come to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week, the chamber's acting majority leader, Roy Blunt, said on Tuesday. "This week ... we'll, I think under the suspension calendar, have TRIA (Terrorism Risk Insurance Act)," Blunt, a Missouri Republican, told reporters. Debate is limited to 40 minutes on bills on the suspension calendar. The Senate has already passed its...

2005-12-03 11:02:11

In the U.S. alone, the toll is 400 times higher, report says HealthDay News -- The number of deaths caused by traffic crashes in the United States and other developed countries is nearly 400 times greater than the toll taken by international terrorism, notes a study published in the latest issue of Injury Prevention. In 2001, the number of people who died every 26 days on U.S. roads equaled the number of victims in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, approximately 3,000 individuals, the study said....

2005-11-29 15:00:21

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. programs to help countries choke off terrorist funds are hamstrung by turf battles, leadership squabbles and confusion over available funding, the investigative arm of Congress said on Tuesday. For example, the study by the Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Treasury and State Departments could not even agree on who was in charge of training and assistance abroad. Several government departments...

2005-11-28 14:07:24

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration's yardsticks for progress in its fight against terrorism are inadequate and do not show whether the United States is winning or losing, a study by a congressional think tank says. "Although four years have gone by since September 11, government agencies have still not agreed on criteria to measure progress against terrorism, even though billions of dollars have been spent," said Raphael Perl,...


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