Tag: Agence France-Presse

Snowden tricked NSA – and they don’t know how he did it

 Published time: August 24, 2013 17:48                                                                             View of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland (AFP Photo) While collecting data Edward Snowden was able to evade all safeguards at the NSA, leaving the agency puzzled at how he did it, according […]

US spent $630,000 to ‘buy’ Facebook fans

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013   |   Agence France Presse he US State Department has embraced the wide outreach made possible through social media, but requires guidelines Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/File The US State Department was Wednesday under fire for spending $630,000 over two years to win millions of “likes” on […]

N. Korean defense ministry confirms end of armistice

North Korea’s armed forces ministry confirmed Wednesday that it has canceled a 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War. “The armistice agreement is no longer valid and [North Korea] is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression,” AFP quoted a ministry spokesperson as saying. A statement quoted by […]

N. Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike against US

 Published time: March 07, 2013 09:32 Edited time: March 07, 2013 10:19                                                                             AFP Photo / Pedro Ugarte A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry says his country may deliver a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its enemies in case an attack on Pyongyang is launched. “Since the United […]

China sends three Warships to disputed Islands

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  Three Chinese government ships were sailing in  waters around islands disputed with Japan today, a day after the  Japanese premier suggested a summit could help mend frayed ties. Japan’s coastguard said the maritime surveillance  boats were sailing in waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled […]

Iran sends monkey into space: report

AFP Monday, Jan 28, 2013 TEHRAN – Iran on Monday sent a capsule containing a live monkey into space and later retrieved the “shipment” intact, the Tehran-based Arab-language Al-Alam channel said, quoting an official statement. Previous attempts by the Islamic republic to put a monkey into space have […]

Canada lawmakers ban masks at protests

By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, October 31, 2012 21:23 EDT Topics: black bloc ♦ Blake Richards ♦ massive student protests OTTAWA — Parliament passed a ban on wearing masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical […]

Philippines appeals to hackers to cease attacks

By Agence France-Presse Saturday, October 6, 2012 19:00 EDT Topics: Abigail Valte ♦ Benigno Aquino ♦ philippines Hackers incensed by the Philippines’ controversial cybercrime law have attacked government sites that deliver emergency information during natural disasters, an official said Saturday. President Benigno Aquino’s spokeswoman Abigail Valte appealed for […]

Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

        Sapa-AFP | 07 October, 2012 08:27         Lyonchoen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan Image by: MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS         The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world […]