Cyber Criminal Charged With Stealing £76m While Working for Russian Intelligence

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 05: A cyber criminal indicted in the US has been accused of working with Russian intelligence to steal classified government documents, according to a senior official at the US Treasury.The man was one of two suspects in Russia indicted by the US on Thursday for their part in developing the Dridex banking malware which has stolen millions from…

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Dockworkers At Forefront of Protests in Chile

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 03:The Dockworkers Union of Chile (UPC) has been at the forefront of the protests against president Sebastián Piñera since the unrest began on October 18. The dockers’ union has repeatedly brought the nation’s ports to a standstill and taken part in numerous general strikes and demonstrations. The UPC is also playing a leading political role with its opposition…

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Strikes Announced at Port of Sheerness, England Throughout Jan-March 2020 Over Pay Dispute

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 05: Drivers waiting for new 2020 Volkswagen Group models could get their cars later than hoped after workers voted to walk out. Unite union members at logistics firm GB Terminals (Southern) Ltd, based at the Port of Sheerness, announced strike action after managers walked away from talks aimed at securing a pay increase. The action by 26 members of…

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Over 400 Pounds of Cocaine Seized From Sailboat at Port Everglades

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 02: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 417 pounds of cocaine onboard a sailboat at Port Everglades on Monday. The estimated street value of the drugs is millions of dollars. CBP officers detected anomalies during an inspection of the vessel. CBP officers discovered two locations in the sailboat’s keel with more than 80 bricks containing…

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U.S. Warship in Gulf Seizes Missile Parts of Suspected Iranian Origin

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 25: A U.S. Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. […] In a statement, the Pentagon confirmed that on Nov. 25 a U.S. warship found “advanced missile components” on a stateless vessel and an initial investigation indicated the…

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8 Stowaways Found Aboard Cargo Ship Arriving From Saint Nazaire, France in Waterford, Ireland

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04: 8 stowaways were found on board of a general cargo ship, unconfirmed but likely the FLEX EMDEN (IMO #9184823), berthed at Belview port, Waterford, southeast Ireland, on Dec 4 on arrival from Saint Nazaire, France. Three of the stowaways tried to flee but were seized by Garda Immigration Bureau. All eight are young healthy males said to…

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Dubai Police Arrest 12, Seize 194kg Assorted Narcotics In Two Dhows

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04: 12 suspects were arrested with 194 kg of drugs hidden inside two dhows, an official in Dubai police said on Wednesday. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief at Dubai police, said that the two international gangs were smuggling the drugs into the country by hiding it under the structure of the dhow. “Dubai Police foiled a…

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US Active Duty Sailor Shoots and Kills Two Civilians, Injures A Third, at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04, 14:30 LT (12:30 GMT +1): A US military spokesman has confirmed that on Wednesday an active-duty sailor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard) in Honolulu shot and killed two civilian shipyard workers, and injured a third civilian employee, before killing himself. The shooting occured near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines….

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Protests/Strikes Continue in Colombia, Potentially Impacting Port Access and Operations

Published on December 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04: Following recent nationwide protests and strikes in Colombia, a nationwide general strike and accompanying demonstrations continued and are ongoing on December 04. In the capital, Bogota, there is a heavy police presence in the National Park, located in the eastern part of the city. Approximately 5,000 police officers are being deployed in an effort to maintain peace…

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Colombia Follows Latin American Wave of Rage With Nationwide Strike and Protests

Published on December 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 21: A general strike took place in Colombia on Nov. 21, paralyzing the country. […] Strikers blocked major streets, ports and airport entrances. The Central Union of Workers (CUT) accused the government of “brutal repression” in Bogotá, where police fired tear gas on peaceful protesters. Fights with police broke out in other parts of the country. The mayor…

December 4, 2019
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