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Mexican Gangs May Have Bombed Pemex

- Drug cartels are becoming more violent and more politicized, creating a critical challenge for the Mexican and U.S. governments.

Not So Clean in Chile

- A new report faults Chile for not prosecuting Chilean companies engaging in bribery abroad.

International Anticounterfeiting Agreement Proposed

- U.S. Trade Representative says counterfeiting is a threat to the world economy.

Bin Laden Hopes Iraqis Will Unite Against United States

- Sunni insurgents must unite and fight as one, says al Qaeda's leader.

Piracy on the Rebound

- Modern pirates make huge profits by plundering ships.

Foreign Airport Repair Shops Present Security Risks

- Congress and security experts fear terrorists could stash explosives in plane parts and cavities.

Italy Leads Europe in Bank Robberies

- Italy's bank robbers are the busiest in Europe, but they are not the most productive

Afghanistan Shuts Down Two Private Security Firms

- 10 more firms on list for closure, some of them Western-based.

Iraqi Police Failing Counterterrorism Mission Due to Corruption, Sectarianism

- Italian police agency called in to help retrain Iraqi police.

Safer Skies over Russia

- Russia’s Transportation Ministry has ordered airlines to improve customer service or risk losing their operating licenses

Africa's Report Card

- Governance in Africa is terrible, but it’s improving slowly. Even small improvements can drive investment and create jobs, according to a World Bank study.

China Comes Clean on Disease

- China is increasingly reporting and tracking diseases and divulging public health data, says the WHO

Private Security Contractors Kill 2 Iraqi Women

- An Australian private security firm is under fire for the latest deadly shooting incident involving private security contractors in Iraq.
 




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