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  • MEXICO CITY— Four families have sued global bank HSBC in federal court in Texas alleging that the bank permitted Mexican drug cartels to launder money and thereby provided material support to terrorists. Among the people represented are Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila, agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. HSBC did not immediately respond to a...

  • S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 3:21 AM ET

    PAJU, South Korea— South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch. Pyongyang has yet to comment, but Seoul said that North Korean workers did not report to work at Kaesong on...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- Attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday. In his annual assessment of threats to the United States, Director of National Intelligence James...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- Disruptions in cyberspace and attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, James Clapper, the top U.S. intelligence official, told two Senate committees on Tuesday. In his annual assessment of threats to the United States, Clapper warned that the proliferation of devices, many of...

  • LONDON— British media trying to report on the terrorism trial of a law student lost a legal challenge Tuesday over unprecedented secrecy surrounding the case. He had been accused of plotting with a jihadi in Syria either to target high-profile people such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair or planning a Mumbai-style mass attack using a rifle.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants. The proposal has dim prospects of winning approval in a GOP- controlled Congress.

  • China ready to up NKorea sanctions: US Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 7:47 PM ET
    A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016.

    Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent rocket launch, a senior U.S. official said.

  • Londoner identified as 2nd brutal ISIS 'Beatle' Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 12:25 AM ET

    Alexanda Kotey is one in the group of Islamic State militants known as the Beatles, according to a Washington Post investigation.

  • NKorea ramps up tensions with sea incursion Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 10:02 PM ET
    North Korean soldiers stand onboard a North Korean patrol boat along the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju.

    A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, an official said.

  • North Korea launch a black eye for China Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 2:19 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • MOGADISHU, Somalia— Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday. The man who received the laptop is the suspected suicide bomber who was blown from the Daallo Airlines jet...

  • MARICOPA, Ariz.— A former president of a major aircraft manufacturer was one of the two people killed after their World War II-era plane crashed and burned near the town of Maricopa. Pilot Jeffrey Pino, 61, was formerly the president of Sikorsky Aircraft, a Connecticut- based aircraft manufacturer. The second victim was identified as 72- year-old Nickolas...

  • N. Korea launches rocket, defies UN, US Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:50 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Defying warnings of tougher sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket widely considered to be a cover for developing ballistic missiles.

  • Syria: Foreign aggressors will go home 'in coffins' Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria will resist any incursion and send the aggressors home "in coffins," its foreign minister said, in comments aimed at Sunni Arab countries.

  • EU plans to send more guards to Greece border Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 6:38 AM ET
    Migrants walk towards the transit camp in Gevgelija, Macedonia, after entering the country by crossing the border with Greece, September 11, 2015.

    The EU has detailed a plan to send more guards and even troops to Macedonia's border with Greece in a bid to stem the flow of migrants, the FT reports.

  • Feb 5- Twitter Inc said it had suspended over 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for "threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS." The microblogging service provider said in a blog on Friday that it had increased the size of the teams that review reports of such activity, reducing the response time significantly. The company said it was...

  • TWITTER- SINCE MIDDLE OF 2015 ALONE, "SUSPENDED OVER 125,000 ACCOUNTS FOR THREATENING OR PROMOTING TERRORIST ACTS, PRIMARILY RELATED TO ISIS"- BLOG.

  • WASHINGTON— Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The White House on Friday said Twitter's announcement was "very much welcome. "The administration is committed to taking every...

  • For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it's a nightmare. Unions are up in arms about the move, which has become the main hurdle in Greece's negotiations with its European creditors and the International Monetary Fund. The head of Greece's bar associations, Vassilios Alexandris, said the new system would reduce some lawyers' net incomes to as little as...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign— despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. CLINTON on Wall Street: "They are trying to beat me in this primary." THE FACTS: Wall Street is not the anti-Clinton monolith she implied.