No specific, credible threats

There are no specific or credible security threats against the United States known to law enforcement heading into the Fourth of July weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday. “However, law enforcement and members of the public must remain vigilant. … The FBI asks members of the public to maintain awareness of their surroundings and to report any … Continua a leggere

House of Representatives reignites

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. Republican and gun lobby sources said the legislation, due to be introduced as part of a terrorism package, was likely to be a National Rifle Association-backed … Continua a leggere

Bonnell Aluminum shuts

Aluminum extruder Bonnell Aluminum has temporarily shut down operations at its Newnan, Georgia, plant following an explosion on Wednesday morning that injured five employees, the company said in a statement. The company said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the accident, but was working closely with local fire officials in an investigation. The explosion occurred in … Continua a leggere

Boston police captain’s son indicted

The son of a Boston police captain was indicted on fresh charges in connection with an alleged plot, inspired by Islamic State, to detonate bombs filled with nails and ball bearings in crowded public places, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Massachusetts, was charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction in the planned attack, … Continua a leggere

China wants more cooperation

China needs to “narrow its differences” with Western countries where corrupt officials have fled and seek their support, the country’s top graft watchdog said, as Beijing seeks to address worries about rule of law and transparency in corruption probes. China has sought to boost international cooperation in its “Fox Hunt” campaign to track down officials and business executives suspected of … Continua a leggere

Philippines’ Duterte says

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution. Duterte gave a lengthy speech in his southern hometown of Davao to outline his vision for the nation once he takes office on Thursday, with a heavy focus on his … Continua a leggere

China accuses former vice

Chinese prosecutors accused a former deputy environment minister on Monday of taking 2.4 million yuan ($361,500) in bribes as he stood trial for corruption in Beijing, state media reported. The investigation of Zhang Lijun, who served in his position between 2008-2013, began in July last year. Prosecutors said Zhang provided help for project approvals and appointments and took bribes worth … Continua a leggere