Airlines call on EU to defuse carbon emissions row
BEIJING - Global airlines on Monday urged the European Union to defuse an international emissions row as a group of nations led by China, the United States and India kept up their opposition to EU plans to force carriers to join a carbon trading scheme.
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Nations seek flexible climate approach, but no breakthrough in Bonn
BONN, Germany - New, more flexible ways to fight climate change were sketched out on Friday at the end of a week of talks between 160 nations, but there was no breakthrough in bridging a deep divide between China and the United States.
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Senator Paul stirs business ire over blocking of tax treaties
WASHINGTON - Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.
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United States Wants to Attract Hackers to Public Sector
Taking a page from China, the United States is now scouring high schools for hackers with an eye to bringing them along to one day defend the nation from foreign attack.
US Cyber Command Discloses Offensive Cyberwarfare Capabilities
MojoKid writes "Earlier this week, the newly minted head of the United States' Cyber Command team and NSA head General Keith Alexander told assembled lawmakers that the US has created an offensive cyberwarfare division designed to do far more than protect US assets from foreign attacks. This is a major change in policy from previous public statements — in the past, the US has publicly focused on defensive actions and homegrown security improvements. General Alexander told the House Armed Services Committee that 'This is an offensive team that the Defense Department would use to defend the nation if it were attacked in cyberspace. Thirteen of the teams that we're creating are for that mission alone.' This is an interesting shift in US doctrine and begs questions like: What's proportional response to China probing at utility companies? Who ought to be blamed for Red October? What's the equivalent of a warning shot in cyberspace? When we detect foreign governments probing at virtual borders, ...
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