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Spain PM works on new state of emergency to curb COVID-19

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a cabinet meeting Sunday to prepare a new state of emergency to stem surging coronavirus infections, a move that could impose curfews and other restrictions across the country. Sanchez’s government said Saturday night that a majority of Spain’s regional leaders have agreed to a …

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Afghanistan claims killing of al-Qaeda leader wanted by FBI

Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country’s east, showing the militant group’s continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America’s longest-running war amid continued bloodshed. The reported death of Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known …

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Trudeau government pressed to shield secret operational information in court

Failing to address questions about intelligence-sharing in courtrooms could put a number of national security court cases at risk and undermine Ottawa’s national security efforts, warns a grim briefing note prepared for the public safety minister. At its crux, the issue pits the efforts of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to safeguard its operational information — its tactics, …

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