K.S. Rajan (5 Nov 2011)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


 
 
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U.S. Intelligence Report Labels Chinese 'Most Active' in Economic Espionage; Russia Also Named
The U.S. government accused the Chinese of being the world's "most active and persistent" perpetrators of economic spying, an unusual move designed to spur stronger U.S. and international action to combat rampant industrial espionage threatening U.S. economic growth.
Russian intelligence agents also are conducting extensive spying to collect U.S. economic data and technology, according to a U.S. intelligence report released Thursday that concluded China and Russia are "the most aggressive collectors" of U.S. economic information and technology.
IDF prepares for arrival of Gaza-bound flotilla
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Pro-Palestinian activists on their way to break Gaza blockade, Israel Radio reports; IDF not expecting violent clashes but ready for all situations; US warns activists not to challenge blockade.
Egypt's military sparks furor with new proposals
Fear that Egypt's ruling generals are working to perpetuate their hold on power is causing a political furor, threatening a "second revolution" and sending relations between the generals and activists to new lows less than four weeks before a key election.
The outcry has been prompted by a proposal from the military-appointed Cabinet to shield the armed forces from any oversight and give the generals a veto over legislation dealing with military affairs. The measure also is designed to curtail the likely influence by Islamist lawmakers over the writing of a new constitution.
The proposal, which requires the adoption of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to be binding, has united both Islamists and liberals - groups that helped engineer the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak - in its condemnation