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US Bans Europol From Releasing Its Own Documents To European Officials – 9 September 2014

RT logoThe United States has instructed Europol, the European Union’s police agency, to withhold its own annual internal data-protection review from EU lawmakers because the report was written without the US Treasury Department’s permission.

Europol drafted the data-protection report “without prior written authorisation from the information owner (in this case the Treasury Department),” according to the US, violating “security protocols” that could “undermine the relationship of trust needed to share sensitive information between enforcement agencies.”

The report, drafted by Europol’s Joint Supervisory Body, outlines how data concerning EU citizens and residents is transferred to the US, according to the EUobserver. The document is mainly known to monitor implementation of the EU-US Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, or TFTP. Basically, the US Treasury Department is quite territorial about how the TFTP is adhering to European data protection compliance.

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Bill Ballard – Gatekeepers – What IS A GateKeeper – Everyone IS A Gatekeeper – 9 September 2014

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Joint US-Israeli Missile Test Over Mediterranean Picked Up By Russian Radar – 9 September 2014

RT logoIsrael and the United States have conducted a joint missile test of the Arrow 2 interceptor system. It took place over the Mediterranean, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry, and was detected by military radar in southwest Russia.

The missile was monitored by Israel’s Defense Ministry, who also added that the results were being analyzed by a team of engineers. The test was detected by the Russian Missile Attack Warning System, a defense spokesman in Moscow told the Russian media.

Major-General Igor Konashenkov, from the Russian Defense Ministry, stated that the missile was picked up from the Armavir Radar Station and they monitored it for 40 seconds.

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Outsourcing Anti-Terror: UK Sends Kurds £1.6 Mn In Arms To Battle ISIS – 9 September 2014

RT logoBritain is providing heavy machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence says.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the equipment was worth about £1.6 million, and there would be an estimated £475,000 in transport costs, British media report, citing a ministerial statement.

Fallon said the UK is committed to assisting the Iraqi government and to helping Kurdish forces defend themselves.

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X22Report – Obama Planning For A Western-Backed Coalition No-Fly Zone Over Syria – Episode 462 – 9 September 2014

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‘First Foray Into Bitcoin’: eBay’s PayPal Unit To Start Accepting Virtual Currency – 9 September 2014

RT logoEBay has announced that Braintree, the payment processor subsidiary of the world’s largest web marketplace, has “embraced” bitcoin and will begin accepting the digital currency as payment.

Braintree is used by websites and applications like Uber, AirBnb, and Stubhub to process online payments, and is available to PayPal’s 152 million users. Websites that use PayPal as a payment system can choose whether or not they will process bitcoins as payment.

“We’re announcing PayPal’s first foray into bitcoin,” Bill Ready, the chief of eBay’s Braintree unit, said at San Francisco’s Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference on Monday.

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Militant State: Debt-Ridden Spain To Spend €1Bn On Riot Gear – 9 September 2014

RT logoThe Spanish government intends to spend nearly 1 billion euro on police riot gear, despite the country’s debt rising by 58 billion euro over the last year. Authorities worry about widespread protests they believe will grip the nation in the autumn.

Students chant during a demonstration on the second day of a 48-hour nationwide student strike to protest against rising fees, educational cuts and the LOMCE (the new education law) in Valencia, March 27, 2014.Spain has become the protest capital of Europe. Just the first half of 2013 saw something like 36,000 protests in Spain, with Barcelona accounting for 2,500 of them, according to the Local. Given the love of the populace to take to the streets, the government is not taking any chances, with protests expected to peak in the autumn.

The Interior Ministry says they will be purchasing equipment ranging from riot batons to stab proof vests, while they also want to buy water cannon to help deal with protestors. Law enforcements said the water cannon are necessary, “given the current social dynamic.”

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