Monthly Archives: July 2015

UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl

[Translate] UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl Exclusive: Documents reveal United Nations unit uncovered possible ‘culture of sexual exploitation and abuse’ after 2010 attack by UTair crew member, but permitted company to … Continue reading

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Russia’s private military firms operate in legal grey area

[Translate] Latest update : 2015-07-28 Russia’s private military firms operate in legal grey area Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the … Continue reading

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Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?

[Translate] The New York Times Cover Photo Lucretia Gantner and Patrick Guidry, off-duty officers for the New Orleans Police Department, on patrol as part of the privately funded French Quarter Task Force. Credit Edmund D. Fountain for The New York … Continue reading

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New Zealand government takes control of Serco-run prison following evidence of inmate ‘fight club

[Translate] New Zealand government takes control of Serco-run prison following evidence of inmate ‘fight club‘ BY Will Green 30.07.2015 The government of New Zealand has taken control of a prison being run under contract by Serco after evidence emerged of … Continue reading

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For-profit juvenile detention facility ‘a disgrace to Florida’, says grand jury

[Translate] For-profit juvenile detention facility ‘a disgrace to Florida’, says grand jury Jurors say Florida institution operated by controversial G4S security firm behind London Olympics is dilapidated and unsanitary while staff is undertrained Inside the Highlands Youth Academy in 2013. … Continue reading

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PNG police will storm Manus Island detention centre if three Australian guards accused of drugging and gang raping a local woman are not returned for questioning

[Translate] PNG police will storm Manus Island detention centre if three Australian guards accused of drugging and gang raping a local woman are not returned for questioning PNG police accuse Australia’s immigration authorities of removing guards accused of drugging and gang … Continue reading

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Worker murdered at Manus detention centre

[Translate] Worker murdered at Manus detention centre Updated: 8:31 pm, Monday, 27 July 2015 A Papua New Guinean security guard at the Manus Island detention centre was allegedly murdered over the weekend and another centre worker had his hand chopped … Continue reading

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Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings

[Translate] July 30, 2015 Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings By John M. Donnelly Roll Call Staff July 29, 2015, 3:15 p.m. The U.S. government is spending $110 million a year operating several hundred unused … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding?

[Translate] Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding? By Sean Lyngaas Uploaded on July 29, 2015 John Sopko — the trenchant Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) whose reports track American taxpayer money but whose enthusiasm for embarrassing … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea

[Translate] In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID. By Catherine Putz July 30, 2015 The latest quarterly report from the Special … Continue reading

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