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  • Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, chief of U.S. Cyber Command, this week told a Chinese reporter that he thinks "defending our country in cyberspace is one of our most important missions ...  to ensure that we're secure." (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: CyberCom chief on digital war training

    Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the commander of the new U.S. Cyber Command, this week defended the creation of the military's digital war-fighting command and its training of cyberwarriors for future high-tech combat.

  • Workers put up advertising at a shopping mall near the London 2012 Olympic Park on July 11, 2012, as work continues to ready the site for the Summer Games, which begin July 27. (Associated Press)

    U.K.: 3,500 more troops assigned to Olympics

    The British government is putting 3,500 extra military personnel on standby to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private contractor acknowledged Wednesday it may not be able to provide enough guards on time.

  • U.K. assigns more troops to Olympics

    Britain put an extra 3,500 military personnel on standby Wednesday to protect venues at the London Olympics after a private contractor said it may not be able to provide enough security guards on time.

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard July 11, 2012, at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a police academy in Sanaa, Yemen. The bomber threw himself into a crowd of Yemeni police cadets leaving the academy and detonated his explosives, killing several people, a security official said. (Associated Press)

    Suicide attack on Yemen police cadets kills 10

    A suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their academy Wednesday, killing at least 10 of them, according to security officials.

  • A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps as she touches the coffin of a relative among the more than 500 caskets displayed at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic)

    Bosnians bury 520 Srebrenica genocide victims

    They came again, on the 17th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II, to bury their dead in the town whose name is now synonymous with genocide.

  • Briefly: Bin Laden's cook home after release from Gitmo

    Osama bin Laden's cook, who spent a decade as a prisoner in the U.S. detention facility for militants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, returned Wednesday to his native Sudan after completing a shortened sentence for aiding al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

  • Protesting miners rest during a march after walking for more than 20 days from the northern Asturias and Leon regions on their way to the Puerta del Sol plaza in Madrid on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Police fire rubber bullets at protesting miners in Madrid

    Riot police fired rubber bullets Wednesday at Spanish coal miners protesting in the streets of Madrid over subsidy cuts they fear will jeopardize their meager livelihood.

  • Egyptian Parliament Speaker Saad el-Katani presides over a brief session of parliament, the first since the country's high court ruled the chamber unconstitutional, in Cairo on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Egyptian lawmakers defy ban as political heat rises

    Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought President Mohammed Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court.

  • In London, residents prepare for missiles on rooftops

    It has been a tough few months at the pockmarked concrete high-rise known as Fred Wigg Tower.

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