Canada bans Chinese reporters over spy concerns
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The office of the prime minister of Canada has banned reporters working for China’s state-owned media from covering the Canadian leader’s official trip to the Arctic, due to concerns that they may be spies. For the past several summers, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has undertaken official tours of the Canadian Arctic, in an effort to promote the country’s northern economy and attend military exercises. However, in a move that has raised eyebrows in Ottawa and Beijing, the organizers of the trip have issued a ban on a number of Chinese reporters from joining the Canadian prime minister’s entourage. The Winnipeg Sun reported on Wednesday that the unprecedented step was taken over concerns that the Chinese journalists in question may in fact be intelligence operatives in the service of China. The paper cited a quote by a spokesman from the office of the prime minister, who reportedly told the Québecor Média International news agency that “certain news outlets are no longer welcome” to travel with the prime minister. It appears that the reporters in question include primarily those working for The People’s Daily newspaper and the Xinhua news agency, both of which are owned by the government of China. Two Chinese journalists working for these outlets, Li Xue Jiang, and Zhang Dacheng, caused controversy during Harper’s trip to the Arctic in 2013. The two appeared to show more interest in photographing their fellow journalists and the interior of Canada’s prime ministerial airplane than covering Harper’s trip. Li even wrote an article for the Chinese-language edition of The People’s Daily at the time, in which he mentioned that he had come under suspicion of spying for China, saying that a secretary from the office of the Canadian prime minister had tasked an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to keep an eye on him. IntelNews readers will recall that in 2012 Canadian reporter Mark Bourrie resigned his post as parliamentary correspondent for Xinhua, accusing the Chinese news agency of running spy operations in Canada. Read more of this post
Australia, Indonesia to end rift by signing joint spy agreement
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Australia and Indonesia are to end months of diplomatic friction by signing a joint agreement aimed at curbing their intelligence activities against each other.IntelNews readers will recall that Indonesia withdrew its ambassador from Canberra and terminated all military and intelligence cooperation with Australia late last year, after it emerged that Australian spies had targeted the communications of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other senior Indonesian officials, while they were attending the 2009 G20 conference in London. Relations between the two countries worsened considerably in February of this year, when documents leaked by American defector Edward Snowden revealed that Australian intelligence spied on American law firm representing the government of Indonesia in a trade dispute with Washington. The documents, from February 2003, showed that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) purposely targeted the law firm because it represented the commercial interests of the Indonesian state. To make things worse, the leaked information showed that the ASD, which is responsible for signals intelligence and information security, offered to share the intelligence collected from the operation with its American counterpart, the National Security Agency. Following the revelation, the Australian and Indonesian governments were reportedly not on talking terms. But it has now emerged that Australia and Indonesia are to sign a mutually binding agreement titled “Joint Understanding of a Code of Conduct”, which, among other things, will prohibit Australia from using its intelligence agencies to harm Indonesian national interests. Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop told Australia’s ABC network that the agreement would “make it quite clear” that “Australia would not use its [...] intelligence resources to the detriment of [...] Indonesia”. Read more of this post
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Instituto da Defesa Nacional – Lisboa
30 de setembro e 1 de outubro de 2014
30 setembro 2014
O Instituto da Defesa Nacional, em parceria com o Instituto de História Contemporânea da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa e com o Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, e com o apoio da Comissão Coordenadora da Evocação do Centenário da 1ª Guerra Mundial, vai realizar a 30 de setembro e a 1 de outubro de 2014 o Seminário Internacional “Small Power is a Power? The Role and Resilience of Small and Medium Powers During the Great War”.
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Assembleia da República
Quinta alteração à Lei n.º 30/84, de 5 de setembro, que aprova a Lei Quadro do Sistema de Informações da República Portuguesa.
Lei n.º 50/2014
Assembleia da República
Primeira alteração à Lei n.º 9/2007, de 19 de fevereiro, que estabelece a orgânica do Secretário-Geral do Sistema de Informações da República Portuguesa, do Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa (SIED) e do Serviço de Informações de Segurança (SIS) e revoga os Decretos-Leis n.os225/85, de 4 de julho e 254/95, de 30 de setembro.
|Pena de morte: proposta de restabelecimento em 1937|
«Em 1937, o Deputado José Cabral [José Pereira dos Santos Cabral] apresentou o projeto de lei n.º 191, que estabelecia a pena de morte para crimes contra a segurança do Estado, alterando o n.º 11 do artigo da Constituição Política da República Portuguesa. Até 1976, o Código de Justiça Militar manteve a pena de morte. Atualmente, segundo o artigo 24.º, n.º 2 da Constituição da República Portuguesa, “em caso algum haverá pena de morte”.» [fonte: newsletter da Assembleia da República, aqui; ver mais aqui].
«[...] José Pereira dos Santos Cabral [1885-1950], nasceu [16 de Setembro] em Travanca de Tavares (Mangualde). Formado em Direito por Coimbra [entra em 1906-07], foi advogado em Fornos de Algodres, director-geral dos Serviços Prisionais (1929), presidente da direcção da Associação do Patronato das Prisões, director geral dos Serviços Jurisdicionais de Menores, director dos Serviços de Acção Social e Política da Legião Portuguesa (medalha de oiro, por dedicação), administrador das Companhias Reunidas de Gás e Electricidade, da Companhia das Águas de Lisboa e presidente da assembleia-geral da Companhia de Seguros "Europeia".
Monárquico [aparece como candidato eleito nas listas monárquicas, pelo círculo nº 18 de Gouveia nas eleições de 28 de Abril de 1918 e participa narevolta monárquica de 1919, tendo de exilar-se em Espanha] e católico, pertenceu ao grupo fascista formado em torno da revista Ordem Nova, à Liga Nacional do 28 de Maio e foi militante nacional-sindicalista [integrou e chefiou o grupo de Coimbra, fazendo parte do directório do Grande Conselho Nacional Sindicalista]. Mais tarde aderiu ao Salazarismo e à União Nacional [participa, mesmo, no I Congresso na União Nacional] rompendo (Março de 1934) com chefia dos “camisas azuis” de Rolão Preto e Alberto de Monsaraz[a cisão no movimento nacional-sindicalista e o “trânsito” para o Estado Novo foi acompanhada por outros, como Pedro Teotónio Pereira, Manuel Múrias,João Costa Leite (Lumbrales), Fernando Pires de Lima, Eusébio Tamagnini, Cabral Moncada, Ramiro Valadão, Supico Pinto, Dutra Faria,Luís Forjaz Trigueiros, Amaral Pyrrait, Castro Fernandes].
Curiosamente a proposta de dissolução do Movimento Nacional-Sindicalista(e a aceitação da liderança por Salazar) partiu do próprio José Cabral, na reunião do directório de Agosto de 1934» [fonte, aqui]
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Comarcas dos Conselhos Distritais da OA no Novo Mapa Judiciário
Para melhor apreensão da realidade que resulta da aplicação da Lei da Organização do Sistema Judiciário (Lei nº 62/2013, de 26 de Agosto) assim como da regulamentação do Decreto-Lei n.º 49/2014, de 27 de Março, o Conselho Geral elaborou uma apresentação em power point respeitante às Comarcas que abrangem os Conselhos Distritais da Ordem dos Advogados.
A apresentação elaborada pelo Conselho Geral retrata as alterações propostas pelo novo "Mapa Judiciário".
> Conselho Distrital de Lisboa – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital do Porto – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital de Coimbra – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital de Évora – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital de Faro – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital da Madeira – Clique AQUI
> Conselho Distrital dos Açores – Clique AQUI
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|LEI DE POLÍTICA CRIMINAL: UMA QUESTÃO PERTINENTE|
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|DEVE O HOMICIDA DO CÔNJUGE SER DECLARADO,NA SENTENÇA CONDENATÓRIA, INDIGNO QUANTO À SUCESSÃO|
PROJECTO DE LEI n.º 632/XII DO PS
Segundo esta proposta, pretende-se "melhorar as condições da declaração de indignidade sucessória contra os condenados pelo crime de homicídio por violência doméstica"
A indignidade sucessória existe no Código Civil, mas para que seja declarada - em sentença civil - exige que a acção seja interposta pelos herdeiros legítimos da vítima.
POSIÇÃO DA UMAR - União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta - concorda com a proposta, tendo identificado um caso em que, sendo o cônjuge o único herdeiro, não havia quem propusesse a acção de indignidade, tendo ele sido o único herdeiro
PARECER DO CSM - Conselho Superior da Magistratura está a favor desta possibilidade.
PARECER DA ORDEM DOS ADVOGADOS - A ordem dos advogados discorda, por entender tratar-se de uma decisão inconstitucional, já que a Constituição impede que uma condenação envolva como consequência necessária a perda de quaisquer direitos civis ou políticos.
Como opção, sugere que a lei seja alterada no sentido de que o Ministério Público passe a ter legitimidade para, em casos de condenação por homicídio doloso, quando não existam interessados que possam propô-la.
[*]AeroVironment converts second loan into CybAero equity stake
US unmanned systems manufacturer AeroVironment has converted a second loan to Swedish unmanned aircraft system developer CybAero into an equity holding, it was announced on 21 August. In December 2012 AeroVironment invested USD3 million in CybAero through two convertible loans, each worth SEK10
[*]Australia looks to bring forward elements of Future Frigate project
Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has outlined a potential plan to bring forward elements of the programme to locally build eight Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in a bid to bridge an anticipated gap in naval shipbuilding over the next few years. Speaking on 21 August
[*]CACI reports revenue down, contract awards up for fourth quarter
Services contractor CACI reported its fourth quarter revenue was down 1% compared with the same quarter in 2013, although contract awards were up 24%. The report, announced at the close of business on 20 August, marked the end of a fiscal year that saw revenue down 3%, although costs fell 3% as
[*]China unveils ASW version of Z-18 helicopter
A new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undergoing trials and testing, according to news reports and Chinese military websites. The aircraft, believed to be designated Z-18F, has been developed from the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)
[*]German government promotes industrial consolidation
Germany is to promote industry consolidation in Europe, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel announced on 19 August. Gabriel, a member of the Social Democratic Party, said that the country's industry perspectives "do not depend on exports alone". "We
[*]Indonesia and US to sign Apache MoU
Indonesia and the United States are expected to sign an agreement soon to facilitate the Indonesian Army's (TNI-AD's) enhanced operation of on-order Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence said on 20 August that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) will cover
[*]Italian PM's institutional reforms increase government stability and effectiveness, raising likelihood of early election in 2015
Key Points Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has managed to get initial parliamentary support for a reform of the Senate on 8 August; this is a major part of electoral reform, which is important to guarantee governability in the future. If the Senate reform is approved in definite form, and a new
[*]Lithuania exempts IFV acquisition from public procurement rules
The Lithuanian government has granted the Ministry of National Defence (MoD) an exemption from broader public procurement procedures during the acquisition of infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). News of the exemption was carried by local information services on 20 August. Lithuania is currently
[*]Localised civil unrest near Belize-Guatemalan border likely to disrupt tourist travel and cross-border traffic on main highway
EVENT Demonstrators from the town of San Jose Succotz in Belize's western district (province) of Cayo blocked a section of the George Price Highway (formerly the Western Highway) on 19 August in a protest over a fatal traffic accident. The highway was blocked for more than five hours as protesters
[*]Myanmar's nationwide ceasefire agreement, even if signed, is unlikely to bring an end to ethnic insurgency
EVENT On 20 August, Radio Free Asia reported that the Myanmar government and armed ethnic insurgents were close to signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement that could be concluded as early as September. A breakthrough occurred when the government agreed in principle, to negotiate the formation of
[*]Northrop Grumman begins XS-1 design work
Northrop Grumman on 19 August released an artist's rendering of its XS-1 experimental spacecraft, which the company has begun designing for a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) competition aimed at building a more affordable space-launch system. Northrop Grumman was awarded one of
[*]Russia's A-100 AEW&C platform almost ready for production
Acceptance trials of Russia's Beriev A-100 new-generation advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft could begin in 2017, according to Anatoly Krailyuk, deputy director-general for research and development at the Vega concern that is building the new platform's radar system.
[*]South African to mandate local content in shipbuilding
South Africa is preparing to designate shipbuilding as a strategic sector with local production and procurement targets, the country's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on 20 August. The designation under the revised Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) regulations
[*]ST Engineering inaugurates satellite systems centre
ST Electronics, a business unit of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), inaugurated on 19 August an industrial complex to design, develop, and manufacture satellites for defence and commercial applications. The group said the 'satellite systems centre' will develop remote-sensing
[*]Teledyne buys 'majority' of product lines from Atlas Hydrographic
US-based Teledyne Technologies has bought most of the intellectual property owned by Atlas Hydrographic for an undisclosed sum, the company announced on 18 August. Atlas Hydrographic, a subsidiary of German giant Atlas Elektronik, specialises in marine sonar systems. A Teledyne spokesman said that
[*]Tunisia's patrol boat programme makes steady progress
The Italian government is helping the Tunisian Navy and the National Guard bolster their maritime patrolling capabilities by donating 12 patrol boats as part of a security assistance package signed in April 2011. The 12 patrol boats include six P270TNs for the Tunisian Navy and six P350TNs for the
[*]UK releases cyber defence R&D funding
The UK Defence Science & Technology Laboratory's (Dstl's) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) announced on 18 August that it was making GBP2 million in funding available for research into automated cyber defence response systems under a two-phase programme. The competition is looking for
[*]UPDATE: Time called on An-124 production re-start
The Russo-Ukrainian joint venture to resume production of the Antonov An-124 has been shelved due to the ongoing political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. According to Russian wire service ITAR-TASS, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Yuri Slusar made the announcement on 15 August
[*]USAF grounds 82 F-16Ds
Key Points The USAF has removed more than half of its F-16Ds from flight status for inspection The order does not affect the remainder of the 812-aircraft US fleet The US Air Force (USAF) has grounded 82 of its 157 Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon combat aircraft after finding cracks in
[*]Indonesia bolsters western fleet with four KCR-40 missile boats
The Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) Western Fleet Command (Komando Armada RI Kawasan Barat - KOARMABAR) will receive an additional four KCR-40 missile attack craft by the end of 2014 to strengthen its regional maritime interdiction capabilities. Speaking
[*]Haftar loyalists claim Su-24s carried out Tripoli airstrike
The Libyan faction led by retired general Khalifah Haftar has claimed responsibility for an airstrike carried out against militias in Tripoli on the night of 17-18 August. The strike reportedly targeted an ammunition store at Mitiga Airbase, which is controlled by the Islamist militias from Misrata
[*]Supacat wins Australian special forces vehicle contract
Australia has awarded UK-based Supacat Group an AUD105 million (USD98 million) contract for 89 special operations vehicles based on the latest version of the Extenda high-mobility transport (HMT), the company said on 19 August. The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) awarded the contract for what
[*]Syria enhances T-72 protection
Syria has developed a new passive armour package to enhance the survivability of its Russian-supplied T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBT) against RPG-7 rocket propelled grenades. Photographs published on a pro-Syrian military Facebook page on 9 August show a T-72M1 with a locally designed bar/slat
[*]USCG's fourth National Security Cutter passes acceptance trials as fifth vessel is named
Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the fourth vessel soon to join the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) fleet completed its acceptance trials only two days after the fifth cutter in the class was christened. Hamilton (WMSL 753), the
[*]Anti-government militants arrest a man and two women in Syria's Rif Dimashq
ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a man and two women, suspected to have carried out a suicide attack in the town of Namer in Syria's Rif Dimasqh governorate on an unspecified earlier date, were arrested by anti-government militants in the same area on 16 August.
[*]AQAP release new English-language magazine online
THE PROPAGANDA arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al Malahem, released a new English-language magazine - entitled 'Palestine, betrayal of the guilty conscience - online on 16 August. The publication gave details on how to build improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and vehicle-borne
[*]Azerbaijani, Georgian and Turkish defence ministers hold first trilateral meeting
The defence ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey have held their first-ever trilateral meeting and vowed to boost their defence co-operation amid deteriorating security in the region. The ministers agreed to hold joint military exercises focused on protecting joint infrastructure projects.
[*]Boeing UK announces leadership change
Boeing UK and Ireland announced on 20 August that its current president, Sir Roger Bone, is to retire at the end of September. He is to be replaced by Sir Michael Arthur on 1 October. Sir Michael joins Boeing UK following a career in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which included postings
[*]Boustead signs agreement to boost Bumiputera enterprises
Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), a subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC), signed an agreement on 19 August with the Malaysian government to boost the development of local subcontractors. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to enhance the defence
[*]Capture of left-wing militant is unlikely to lower mid-term terrorism risks in Greece
Key Points The capture of one of Greece's most-wanted militant fugitives, Nikos Maziotis, in July signals a major step in the country's fight against domestic left-wing terrorism. Maziotis' arrest will impede the operational capacity of his militant group, Revolutionary Struggle, and its ability
[*]CSTO holds four-day drill in Kazakhstan
The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) began a four-day exercise of its Rapid Reaction Force in Kazakhstan on 18 August, with 3,000 soldiers taking part. The CSTO consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, and has positioned itself as the main
[*]Death of Kurdish protester in southeastern Turkey raises civil unrest risks, although PKK peace talks not directly threatened
EVENT A protester was killed and at least two others wounded in fighting with security forces in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on 19 August. The fighting broke out as security forces dismantled a recently erected statue of Mahsum Korkmaz, a commander of the Kurdistan Workers'
[*]Ebola outbreak highlights limitations of technology
Key Points As it is not an airborne virus, Ebola poses a relatively low risk to air travellers, but the air transport industry is taking no chances and has tightened inspections on inbound flights and cargo Although there are effective methods to test for Ebola, they are either too slow or too
[*]Fighting between locals and military in northern Chad raises risks of northern uprising despite increased army presence
EVENT One hundred and twenty-five vehicles with Chadian soldiers, 15 tankers, and 30 pick-up trucks on 18 August left the Chadian capital N'Djamena to join a further 250 military vehicles, deployed on 12 August, in Faya-Largeau, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti province. The deployment follows fighting in
[*]Initial agreement to hold elections in Lebanon is precarious, but would represent significant de-escalation if implemented
EVENT The Lebanese Cabinet yesterday (19 August) signed an order to initiate preparations for a parliamentary election, delayed from mid-2013 to November 2014. Lebanon has not had a president since former leader Michel Suleiman's term expired in May. There has been much political disagreement
[*]Italian Tornados lost in low-level training mission
Two Italian Air Force Tornado strike aircraft crashed into a mountainous wooded area in the Ascoli Piceno region of eastern Italy on 19 August following what is thought to have been a mid-air collision. The Tornados, from the Italian Air Force's 6th Wing, were based at Ghedi Air Base in the plains
[*]JTIC Brief: Ramadan offensive - Al-Shabaab intensifies urban operations with spate of targeted killings in Mogadishu
Key Points As part of its Ramadan offensive, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants targeted Somali members of parliamwnt and senior officials, as well as low-level security force personnel, across the capital Mogadishu. The attacks were aimed at undermining the capabilities of, and confidence
[*]Lockheed Martin's acquisition of Zeta Associates official
Lockheed Martin announced that it had completed its deal to buy Zeta Associates on 18 August, following a 30 June announcement that an agreement had been reached. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zeta is a technical engineering services business based in Fairfax, Virginia, that had previously
[*]Malaysian training ships delayed by manufacturer's money troubles
The entry into service of two Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) training ships, Gagah Samudera and Teguh Samudera , remains in limbo owing to financial issues surrounding the Malaysian shipbuilder NGV Tech. RMN sources said that NGV Tech was in financial difficulties and as a result, its creditors had a