Afternoon Update May 17th, 2012 (10)


#1 — CNews | Chinese firm may be security risk: report

OTTAWA – Canadian security could be compromised as companies do business with a massive Chinese tech firm, warns an intelligence expert.


#2 — Globe | Montreal mayor’s former right-hand man arrested in anti-corruption raid

The former right-hand man of Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay was arrested early Thursday morning in the first high-level strike at Montreal city hall by Quebec’s anti-corruption squad.


#3 — LFP | Museum’s sex show gets dressing down from feds

Curators hosting a raunchy sex exhibit for schools are getting a spanking from the heritage minister.


#4 — NP | Federal public service braces for 10,000 more job cuts: group

OTTAWA — Federal departments are girded to lose more than 10,000 jobs over the next three years before they swallow the $5.2-billion spending reductions announced in the federal budget that will wipe out another 19,200 jobs in the same period.


#5 — OC | Feds review law after news of bus beheader Vince Li’s possible escorted leaves

OTTAWA — Federal justice minister Rob Nicholson is reviewing the Criminal Code with an eye to putting public safety ahead of individual rights in cases involving people found not criminally responsible for their actions.



#6 — BBC | Two Mexican generals detained over alleged drug links

Two Mexican generals have been detained on suspicion of involvement in organised crime, allegations they deny.


#7 — CNN | Court suspends Ratko Mladic war crimes trial

The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) – The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was suspended until further notice Thursday over the prosecution’s failure to disclose some evidence against Mladic, court spokeswoman Nerma Jelacic said.


Telegraph | Mladic trial delayed after “millions of pages” not disclosed to defence

#8 — Fox| Voter fraud allegations in mayoral election rock New Mexico city

Sunland Park, N.M. –  There is perhaps no other city in the country like Sunland Park, N.M.

The dusty border town minutes from El Paso, Texas, has been called “a city in chaos” by the state auditor, because a slew of public officials are facing felony charges that they ran City Hall like a personal piggy bank, tried to steal an election in order to remain in power and ruled the 14,000 residents through intimidation and fear.


#9 — DM | Illegal file-sharing site The Pirate Bay goes offline after it is attacked by mystery hacker

An illegal file-sharing website has been taken off line after a cyber attack by a mystery hacker.


#10 — Telegraph | Giant fish caught in Chinese river

A sturgeon weighing more than half a ton is caught by startled fishermen in northeast China.


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