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Germany to Increase Surveillance After Terrorists Attacks (Dan)
A recent spate of terrorists attacks has caused the German government to rethink their strict privacy laws.
Congressional Leaders Were Briefed a Year Ago on Hacking of Democrats (Trevin)
The targets of the Russian hack were not warned because the information was so secret.
When Italians were a Terrorist Threat (Celia)
There is nothing new about American fears that a wave of immigrants with a “history” of violence would threaten the country.
Dirty War Files Show How Clinton Ally Kissinger Backed Regime of Terror (Reader Pat)
Declassified files on Argentina’s “dirty war” show Kissinger’s actions impeded the Carter administration’s efforts to enforce human right policies.
Egypt Accepts IMF Loan to Fix Economy (Dan)
Since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s economy has struggled to find stability. The recent $12 million dollar loan from the IMF could change that. However, some worry of the provisions attached to the money.