North Korea ends peace pacts with South

North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting their shared border point. The announcement follows a fresh round of UN sanctions punishing Pyongyang for its nuclear test last month. Earlier, Pyongyang said it reserved the right to a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its “aggressors”. The US said it took […]

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Americans renouncing citizenship to become British thanks to tax rise

London-based American lawyers, who specialise in tax and immigration, report a threefold increase over the last five years in the number of American citizens who are giving up their citizenship – a process known as “renunciation”. Across the world 1,781 Americans renounced their citizenship in 2011 compared with just 231 in 2008, when US tax laws changed, although it remains […]

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Police and Military Participate in Terror Drill at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (Dorner’s last duty station)

10news.com CORONADO, Calif. – Sailors at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado were engaged in a training scenario along with police Wednesday that included mock-terrorists storming through the base entrance. According to Navy officials, during the annual “Citadel Shield” exercise, intruders are tasked with eliminating guards to get on base and making their way into a building, where several people are then […]

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Carney may move the UK to plastic cash

Mr Carney introduced “polymer bills” to Canada last year and, on CTV television yesterday, hinted Britain may follow suit after he joins in July. Asked if the UK could look forward to a “polymer pound”, he said: “The Bank is exploring a variety of options for their next currency, yes.” Polymer bills have not been universally welcomed in Canada, where […]

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L.A. County Sheriff’s Department intends to fire seven deputies for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded members with matching tattoos

Seven Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos, officials said. The Times reported last year about the existence of the clique, dubbed the Jump Out Boys, and the discovery of a pamphlet that […]

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2nd Dorner look-alike describes how he was one wrong move away from being shot by police

nbcsandiego.com In the midst of a state-wide manhunt for the suspect in multiple shootings, a man mistaken for the suspect was surrounded by police and handcuffed briefly. Just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, an individual at the Holiday Inn on North Harbor Drive called police after seeing someone who matched the description of Christopher Dorner — the former Navy reservist tied […]

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North Korea ‘under martial law’

In an emergency meeting of his top defence and security officials on Saturday, the North Korean leader issued a series of orders that included the conclusion of preparations for a new nuclear test, the Joongang Daily reported. North Korean state media has also reported that Kim ordered his officials to take “effective, high-profile state measures.” While it has been anticipated […]

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Gulf cartel member who threatened to kill Hidalgo County Sheriff turns himself in (?)

themonitor.com EDINBURG — He told Spanish-language broadcasters he was a cartel-connected killer of a Border Patrol agent. He told authorities he was a former Mexican police officer whom organized crime tried to knock off south of the border — and who ultimately turned himself in to avoid hit men in Mexico with connections to the Hidalgo County sheriff. Then on […]

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