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Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman’s lawsuit. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) shields most US government employees from intentional tort claims, with the exception of law enforcement or investigators. However, TSA personnel do not fall ...

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‘Washington should remove Russian media from foreign agents list’ – embassy statement

The Russian Embassy in Washington has stated that if the US wants its state-funded media to be taken off Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ list, it should do the same for Russian-funded media outlets at home. “Washington does not like it when the rules that it has set for others are applied to itself. The State Department is unhappy over the fact ...

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France deploys armed undercover agents on trains to prevent terrorist attacks

France is deploying undercover officers from elite forces on trains across the country. Blending with passengers and being extremely discrete, the agents blow their cover only in the event of a terrorist attack. National gendarmerie presented the counterterrorism operation under the code name “Train Marshal” this Thursday. It envisions that discrete members of the national gendarmerie intervention group (GIGN) – ...

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Russian court fines Radio Liberty over violation of Foreign Agents Law

A magistrate in Moscow has imposed a $ 1600 fine on US-funded media outlet, Radio Liberty, over violation of the law on ‘foreign agents’ in mass media, in particular over the failure to present a report about its activities. “The magistrate of the Tverskoy District Court has found the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  guilty of a civil offence and ordered ...

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Militants manufactured poisonous agents in Syria using Western-made hardware – Russian military

Russia’s Defense Ministry has revealed that equipment manufactured by the EU and US was found in a terrorist chemical lab in Syria, which was used to produce explosives and poisonous agents. The statement was made at a joint briefing by the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries on Friday, when they displayed the equipment that spokesperson Maria Zakharova said was found ...

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FBI agent’s text to lover: ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president

The agent who worked on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia told his colleague and lover that the agency would work to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. FBI special agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page – who were having an affair –  briefly worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ investigation. They exchanged ...

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Coverage of double agent’s alleged poisoning is hysterical propaganda – Lavrov

Published time: 9 Mar, 2018 07:36 Edited time: 9 Mar, 2018 07:54 Dismissing media accusations of Russia’s involvement in the alleged poisoning as “hysterical” and “propaganda,” Lavrov said that Moscow is prepared to cooperate with UK authorities. Speaking at a press conference alongside his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu, Lavrov noted that Russia is blamed for everything that goes wrong on ...

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US agents untrained to vet Islamic radicals, have poor grasp of jihadist threat, experts warn

US law enforcers aren’t trained to detect Islamic radicals, which enabled a suspected Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist to remain off the radar in America for seven years, attorney Jennifer Breedon told RT. Saudi national, Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj, who trained at the Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan together with some of the 9/11 plane hijackers, was detained in Oklahoma in February. He arrived in ...

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Anything to confess? Aussie Catholics will be branded foreign agents, bishops warn (VIDEO)

Catholics in Australia could soon be forced to register as agents of the Vatican if a proposed foreign interference law come into place, bishops are warning. The Australian government is pushing for lobbyists and representatives of foreign governments to be listed on a new register as part its crackdown on espionage and political interference – a move which could, technically, ...

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Russian MPs strengthen punishment for violations by foreign agents in media

The State Duma has supported a drastic increase in fines for violations committed by media outlets which are financed from abroad and are labeled ‘foreign agents’ in Russia. All 407 of the MPs present voted in favor of the relevant amendments to the Russian Administrative Code in the first reading during a parliament session on Wednesday. The proposal to increase ...

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