Kim Dotcom has taken High Court action to stop his former bodyguard from speaking publicly about goings-on in the internet entrepreneur’s personal life and business dealings.
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Questions have been raised about the level of security surrounding Auckland Mayor Len Brown during his first public appearance of the year.
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer said ratepayers should be concerned at seeing a “bevy of heavies” shadowing the Mayor at the opening of the new $17 million Panmure Transport Interchange on Saturday.
The co-founder of Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies has been held since Friday in the executive quarters of his factory on the outskirts of Beijing, he said. About 80 of his 110 employees are blocking doors and locking gates, refusing to let the 42-year-old entrepreneur go until they get severance packages, according to Chip Starnes, the co-founder.
Forgive Pope Francis’ security team for looking a bit nervous.
One pope was shot in St. Peter’s Square while riding in an open vehicle. Another was tackled by a woman with mental problems in St. Peter’s Basilica. So in the early days of Francis’ pontificate, as the pope delights the flock by wading into crowds and pressing the flesh, it’s only natural that chief Vatican cop Domenico Giani seems on edge.
The bodyguard providing personal security for Sir Peter Jackson on The Hobbit red carpet had failed a criminal history check and should not have been granted a licence to work at the high-profile event.
A “known anti-royalist” will face court this morning charged with preparing to assault the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the couple’s tour of Auckland.
Kim Dotcom’s bodyguard Wayne Tempero, who faces firearms charges stemming from the Megaupload raid, suspects he was also a victim of illegal spying.
Despite the high security risks that come with guarding the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents can expect to have their guns confiscated when they arrive with her in Rarotonga this week for the Pacific Islands Forum.
The State Department is yet to formally confirm Mrs Clinton’s visit – her first to the Cook Islands – but it is an open secret and the local newspaper, the Cook Islands News, is describing it as the biggest for the country since the Queen’s in 1974.
Lady Gaga has cancelled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the nation’s youth.
An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and US Secret Service agents has deepened with 11 agents placed on leave, and the agency designed to protect President Barack Obama had to offer regret for the mess overshadowing his diplomatic mission to Latin America.