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17.10.18  /  Low  /   – About Today - Wednesday 17 October

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17.10.18 About Today - Wednesday 17 October

Bolivia: Gas War Anniversary Haiti: Dessalines Day

17.10.18  /  Extreme  /   – Tropical Storm Tara Tracking

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17.10.18 Tropical Storm Tara Tracking

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16.10.18  /  Extreme  /  Germany – Cologne Central Train Station Evacuated

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16.10.18 Germany Cologne Central Train Station Evacuated

Image result for cologne station Germany (Security threat level - 3): On 15 October 2018, German authorities evacuated and closed down Cologne’s central train station amid reports of a hostage situation at an establishment located inside the facility. Latest reports indicate that authorities have incapacitated the assailant, who took one person hostage at a pharmacy inside the station. Police officers have also cordoned off Breslauer Platz, the city’s main square, which is located near the station. A heavy security presence has been reported and authorities have instructed individuals to avoid the area. Furthermore, railway officials have suspended train service along several tracks. This is a developing situation and more information regarding the victim(s) or casualties is unclear. As of this writing, the station and Breslauer Platz remain closed

16.10.18  /  High  /  Vietnam – New Cybersecurity Law Revealed

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16.10.18 Vietnam New Cybersecurity Law Revealed

Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data in the country.

That's despite pleas from FacebookGoogle and other firms, a government document has revealed.

Vietnamese lawmakers approved the new law in June, overriding strong objections from the business community, rights groups and Western governments.

This includes the United States, who said the measure would undermine economic development, digital innovation and further stifle political dissent.

Google, Facebook and other big technology firms had hoped a draft bill on how the law should be implemented would soften provisions they find most objectionable.

 Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data in the country. Critics say the controversial measure undermines economic development  and further stifles political dissent (stock)

16.10.18  /  Extreme  /  United States – Sears Has Filed For Bankruptcy

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16.10.18 United States Sears Has Filed For Bankruptcy

Image result for sears Sears Holdings Corp, the 125-year-old retailer that became an icon for generations of American shoppers, filed for bankruptcy, saddled with billions of dollars of debt racked up as it struggled to adjust to the rapid shift toward online consumption.

The company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the US Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York, early on Monday and said Eddie Lampert is stepping down immediately as chief executive. At the same time, Lampert's ESL Investments Inc is negotiating a financing deal while also discussing buying "a large portion of the company's store base," Sears said in a statement.

16.10.18  /  High  /  Haiti – US Department Of State Security Alert

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16.10.18 Haiti US Department Of State Security Alert

Image result for us department of state Haiti (Security threat level - 4): On 15 October 2018, the U.S. Department of State issued a Security Alert for Haiti, which reads in part as follows: “The Embassy has received notice of large demonstrations planned for October 17 in Port-au-Prince. Out of an abundance of caution, beginning at 7:00 PM on October 16, the Embassy is requiring its American employees to shelter in place.”
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