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Checkpoint Washington: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

U.S. citizen faces possible caning in Singapore

A former American college football player facing the possibility of caning in Singapore was arrested last month on the basis of international criminal complaints for alleged financial crimes, a spokesperson for the government there has said.

By John Pomfret  | October 22, 2010; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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EU official urges Iran to accept proposal for talks

The European Union's chief diplomat has again urged Iran to accept an offer to meet for three days of talks in Vienna next month to discuss its nuclear program. While Iranian officials have indicated an interest in such talks, they...

By Glenn Kessler  | October 22, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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How to detect terrorist plots: Old-fashioned digging

A study of 86 terrorist plots since 1999 found that 80 percent were discovered through old-fashioned police work or tips from the public, not technology-driven counter-terrorism operations.

By Peter Finn  | October 20, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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