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Poor Pandemic Advice for European Companies

- A British expert says EU governments need to improve the quality of the information given to corporations preparing for a flu pandemic.

Slave Trade Still With Us

- U.S. government report says trafficking in people is a widespread, profitable and low-risk crime.

Governments Share Data

- The United States and Germany will share access to databases with personal data, including fingerprints and DNA information, of people suspected of terrorist activity.

Locked in Combat

- Record oil revenues are making Nigeria's conflicts harder to solve.

Dengue Fever Infects 55,000 in Rio

- The mosquito-borne virus has killed 67 in Rio de Janeiro state, as the public and some government officials blame authorities for a flat-footed response.

Russia's Dangerous Hangover

- Dmitry Medvedev will face some unpleasant political, military, and foreign policy choices when he takes over as president in May. (online exclusive)

Safer Imports from China?

- A new agreement looks to bolster the safety of Chinese exports to the United States.

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

- A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.

African Airport Aims for TSA Clearance

- Ivory Coast has hired a Canadian company to help it win TSA certification

Preserving the Lost Art of War

- Find out how one security expert worked with the U.S. team sent in to advise the Iraqi National Museum.

Software Pirates

- In 2003, more than $50 billion was spent globally on commercial software. However, almost $80 billion worth of software was actually installed. The difference represents the size of the software piracy market. The results of a Business Software Alliance (BSA) study show that China, Vietnam, the Ukraine, Indonesia, and Russia are the top five pirating countries. The U.S., New Zealand, Denmark, Austria, and Sweden are at the other end of the spectrum. Stronger copyright laws have been countered by increasing online piracy via spam, auction sites, and peer-to-peer systems, the report concludes.

The Young and the Restive

- The question was recently asked by the World Health Organization to determine the extent to which youth violence is a normal aspect of human development and the extent to which it is influenced by culture. As to how often they got into scrapes with other adolescents, the teenagers from the United States, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, and Sweden had basically the same rates. But the prevalence of school bullying in the five countries varied greatly. SM Online has a summary of the study.

Jargon Watch: Snakehead

- Someone who smuggles Chinese nationals into the United States or other countries.
 




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