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Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
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Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,984 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
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After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too

Nov 10th 2020, 1:05 PM 94,734 Views 53 Comments

Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China
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Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

Aug 18th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,643 Views 1 Comment

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
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Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 76,021 Views 3 Comments

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
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CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

Sep 14th 2019, 10:16 AM 9,698 Views 20 Comments

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
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Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:24 AM 28,013 Views 39 Comments

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder
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'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

Dec 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 13,830 Views 17 Comments

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing
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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing

Nov 17th 2018, 8:34 AM 34,192 Views 51 Comments

The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump
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Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump

Aug 18th 2018, 8:03 AM 40,675 Views 78 Comments

Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'
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Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Aug 16th 2018, 8:17 AM 15,497 Views 62 Comments

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
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Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

May 17th 2018, 9:27 PM 13,405 Views 51 Comments

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years
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Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years

Apr 20th 2018, 10:17 PM 26,765 Views 41 Comments

Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un
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CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un

Apr 18th 2018, 7:22 AM 8,407 Views 16 Comments

The US and North Korea are preparing for a meeting between Kim and Donald Trump.

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?
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Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?

Mar 17th 2018, 4:03 PM 11,385 Views 26 Comments

If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies
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Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies

Jan 17th 2018, 8:33 AM 22,095 Views 20 Comments

The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food
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CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM 22,844 Views 13 Comments

A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency.

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism
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Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism

Jun 2nd 2017, 5:30 PM 13,787 Views 47 Comments

The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years
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China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

May 22nd 2017, 9:43 AM 17,232 Views 46 Comments

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
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North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

May 5th 2017, 3:10 PM 15,036 Views 33 Comments

It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
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Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

Mar 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 22,599 Views 83 Comments

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'
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WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'

Mar 7th 2017, 4:19 PM 25,666 Views 108 Comments

The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election
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John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

Jan 5th 2017, 4:34 PM 13,207 Views 162 Comments

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
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Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Dec 11th 2016, 5:18 PM 13,075 Views 117 Comments

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report
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CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

Dec 10th 2016, 7:53 AM 20,158 Views 81 Comments

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?
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Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?

Oct 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 22,797 Views 22 Comments

McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative.

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
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Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent

Aug 7th 2016, 10:00 PM 25,457 Views 35 Comments

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster
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Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster

Jul 30th 2016, 3:11 PM 31,226 Views 115 Comments

John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus
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CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus

Apr 1st 2016, 9:34 PM 10,872 Views 9 Comments

It was left behind after a training exercise.

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'
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German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'

Mar 17th 2016, 11:43 AM 11,819 Views 11 Comments

We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
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Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss

Feb 13th 2016, 6:16 PM 7,408 Views 13 Comments

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
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Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

Dec 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,780 Views 20 Comments

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
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Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

Oct 14th 2015, 10:35 PM 52,436 Views 92 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world
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The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world

Sep 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 49,050 Views 56 Comments

There are a few surprises in here.

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
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The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Aug 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,900 Views 8 Comments

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught
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'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught

May 24th 2015, 6:30 PM 53,868 Views 40 Comments

The Director of Counterintelligence talks 9/11, what makes a great spy and the mistakes made in Iraq.

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
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Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 215 Views 31 Comments

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President
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'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President

Dec 14th 2014, 5:24 PM 7,906 Views 65 Comments

Dick Cheney says that despite a damning report, the CIA did nothing wrong.

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
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# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 17,147 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates
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'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Dec 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 15,324 Views 54 Comments

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

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