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Teen jailed for life after police thwart terrorist attack on Justin Bieber concert

A Welsh teen has been jailed for life for planning a terrorist attack on a Justin Bieber concert. The boy was caught by police with a hammer and “martyrdom letter”, that declared him a soldier of the Islamic State. 17-year-old Lloyd Gunton from Rhondda Cynon Taff was arrested in June 2017. He was captured by police on the same day ...

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George Soros backing secret plot to thwart Brexit

Liberal US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros is facing accusations of once again meddling in British politics, after news broke that he has donated almost half-a-million pounds to a campaign seeking to reverse Brexit. Soros, notorious in the UK for his links to a 1992 run on the pound, is among three donors backing the ‘Best for Britain’ campaign, which is lobbying ...

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Stealthy app could aid illegal border crossings, thwart govt use

The app Bienvenidos allegedly alerts illegal immigrants to cameras, fences and border patrol agents while crossing into the US, but technical details of its functionality are still shrouded in mystery. Bienvenidos’ anonymous creators posted a YouTube video explaining the program’s technology on Monday. But the 72-second clip, which only garnered 59 views, was inexplicably deleted on Wednesday when their website ...

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Turkey will ‘thwart games’ along its borders, starting at Manbij in Syria – Erdogan

Published time: 24 Jan, 2018 09:39 Edited time: 24 Jan, 2018 09:52 A Turkish military tank is seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018 © Khalil Ashawi / Reuters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara will start from the town of Manbij in northern Syria to “thwart games” along its borders, Reuters reported. ...

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Uber used secret program to block office computers and thwart police raids – report

Apart from evading law enforcement and flouting local laws and bans, ride-hailing company Uber allegedly used special technology to remotely lock down equipment in order to protect files from police raids. Read more From spring 2015 until late 2016, the firm’s employees in San Francisco regularly deployed the secret tool to shut off computers in Uber foreign offices to hide ...

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Assange doubles down on cryptocurrencies to thwart US ‘financial censorship’

Julian Assange has exposed an apparent attempt by the US intelligence apparatus to undermine funding to WikiLeaks, using institutions he established for the express purpose of protecting potential donors from the authorities. In a Twitter thread, posted Sunday, Assange alleges “politically induced financial censorship” that violates not only US donors’ First Amendment rights but also their right to freedom of ...

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Russia probe FBI agents’ texts imply scheme to thwart Trump 2016 victory

Text message exchanges between a former FBI agent and lawyer from 2016 suggest an insider scheme against then-candidate Donald Trump ahead of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion probe, which they both worked on. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office”— apparently a reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way ...

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British spies thwart terror plot to ‘blow up & assassinate’ PM May – reports

British intelligence has allegedly foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, one of nine terrorist schemes thwarted so far by UK spies in 2017, local media are reporting. Two men were arrested last week for plotting terrorist atrocities in the UK, British news outlets reported Tuesday. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, ...

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European Union DERIDED over attempts to THWART Poland’s court control efforts

Dominika Cosic derided the decision of the European Commission’s vice-president, Frans Timmermans, to involve himself in domestic politics. Tens of thousands of Poles have taken to the street in protest to demand a veto on the controversial bill, which is sponsored by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). The Polish senate defied Brussels’ condemnation and mass protests to approve ...

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Macron 'faces so many challenges in France' he won't have time to thwart Brexit

Shanker Singham, director of economic policy at the Legatum Institute, expressed doubt over the newly-elected French Presidents ability to pressure the European Union into punishing the UK for leaving the bloc.  Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Mr Singham said: “I’m not sure how much power Macron is actually going have because the first thing he has got to do is figure ...

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