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Pillow talk: Ex-CIA head Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified material to lover
Former CIA director David Petraeus has entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information the government says he provided to his mistress.

03.03.2015 16:33

CIA sought access to ‘terrorist’ Hamas, Obama threatened Abbas - spy cables
The CIA sought to establish direct contact with Hamas despite the group being listed as ‘terrorist’ in the US, according to leaked intelligence, which also alleges US president threatened the Palestinian leader over his UN-bid.

24.02.2015 05:26

European court confirms Poland's complicity in CIA torture program
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected Poland’s appeal to overturn a criminal investigation into officials working at a secret prison used in the CIA torture program. The Polish government now has to conclude its investigation and pay damages.

18.02.2015 04:22

'No one went to jail but me': CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou speaks out
Former CIA analyst John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the agency’s use of waterboarding and was subsequently locked up. Fresh out of prison and on the heels of the CIA torture report, he feels vindicated – and says he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

10.02.2015 06:35

9/11 trial on hold after Gitmo detainees accuse translator of being CIA torturer
​A military judge halted a hearing at Guantanamo Bay on Monday when two detainees being tried in connection with the September 11 terror attacks said they recognized their translator from a secret CIA prison where they were formerly held.

09.02.2015 18:04

Child or militant? 6th-grader killed in US drone strike in Yemen (VIDEO)
Relatives describe Mohammed as a joyful 12 year old, enjoying school. When he was killed in the latest drone strike in Yemen, authorities listed him as a 'militant'. The family previously lost Mohammed's father and brother in a similar attack.

06.02.2015 23:16

British spies threaten to stop working with Germans if NSA probe taken further
British intelligence chiefs have threatened to halt their sharing of information with their German counterparts if Germany goes ahead with a parliamentary inquiry into British and US spying, according to German media reports.

05.02.2015 20:21

Court presses US govt to act on withheld photos of post-9/11 detainee abuse
A federal court insists it wants the Department of Defense to supplement the 2,100 pictures showing US military abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan with an individual reason for not making each of them public.

05.02.2015 05:28

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou released from prison
John Kiriakou, the 14-year former CIA veteran sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after disclosing the agency’s torture program, was released Tuesday to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

04.02.2015 04:34

CIA allegedly considered giving Iraq flawed nuclear plans, just like Iran
A court document from the CIA leak trial against accused whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reportedly shows Iraq could have been the second target of the agency’s Clinton-era plan to deliver flawed nuclear weapons blueprints via “Operation Merlin.”

03.02.2015 02:41

CIA tested 25 bombs before helping Mossad kill top Hezbollah figure – report
The US helped Mossad assassinate a top Hezbollah figure in Syria in 2008 by lending bomb expertise and surveillance on the ground, Washington Post reported. The joint operation marked CIA’s post-9/11 drift toward modern-day drone killings.

31.01.2015 08:56

​German spy agency collects 220 million phone records a day - report
The BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, gathers 220 million pieces of metadata from foreign phone calls and text messages each day. This data is sometimes passed on to the NSA and the CIA, according to BND documents reports Zeit.

30.01.2015 19:28