BBC: US couple ‘tried to pass nuclear secrets to Venezuela’

The BBC is reporting that an elderly scientist who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory – along with his wife have been charged with attempting to pass nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

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BBC: America’s secret war

The overwhelming news coverage given to our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan makes us less aware of our involvement in Pakistan. In “America’s Secret War”, BBC News maps out strikes by US drones, Islamic militant attacks, and the impact of such attacks in Pakistan.

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AP: Anti-whaling boss on Interpol wanted list: Japan

Paul Watson, leader of the U.S.-based anti-whaling organization, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is now on an international wanted list for allegedly masterminding the group’s disruption of Japanese whale hunts in the Antarctic Ocean.

Every year, Sea Shepherd attempts to obstruct Japan’s whaling mission, which it carries out under an exception to a 1986 moratorium by the International Whaling Commission.

The Japanese Coast Guard already obtained a court-issued arrest warrant for Watson in April in connection with the trial of another activist accused of obstructing Japanese whaling in the Antarctic.

Watson has been on the Interpol list since Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesman Shinichiro Tanaka said the Interpol wanted list requests that police in 188 member nations cooperate with Japan’s investigation of Watson by providing information about him, but does not require that they arrest him. He said Watson’s whereabouts is unknown.

Sea Shepherd officials were not immediately available for comment.

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NYT: U.N. Report Highly Critical of U.S. Drone Attacks

NYTIMES – In a 29-page report issued to the United Nations Security Council, senior UN official Philip Alston urged the United States to dumb down drone attacks in places outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly to show restraint in both Pakistan and Yemen.

Alston warned that the American example of such drone attacks outside of respective war zones would lead to a chaotic world as the new weapons technology would consequently spread by competing drone attacks outside countries borders against “labeled terrorists.”

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