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Russian intel sharing with U.S. on Olympic threats ‘good enough’: ambassador

Russia's intelligence sharing with United States ahead of the Sochi Olympics has been "good enough," Moscow's ambassador to Washington said Sunday, rebutting mounting US concern about the threat of attacks. US officials and lawmakers have expressed……

U.S. intelligence: Future shortages will lead to ‘water as a weapon’

The world may see the failure of key states and even regional wars dotting the globe, all over one thing that’s seemingly ubiquitous today in most industrialized societies: water. A report (PDF) by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, released Thursday but originally prepared for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary…

CIA using secret Somalia prison facility: report

WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency is using a secret facility in Somalia for counterterrorism purposes as well as a secret prison in the Somali capital, the magazine The Nation reported Tuesday. The report said the CIA has “a sprawling walled compound” on the coast of the Indian Ocean…

Southern Poverty Law Center labels Senator Rand Paul an ‘extremist’

The Southern Poverty Law Center included Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in a list of “extreme right-wing” candidates in its latest Intelligence Report. The civil rights organization labeled Paul as an extremist because he said that private businesses should not have to follow the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

CIA orchestrated fake vaccinations to collect bin Laden DNA

Pakistani officials have detained a doctor who the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) paid to secretly collect DNA samples from Osama bin Laden’s compound, a report said Monday. Prior to the raid that killed the al Qaeda chief on May 2, the CIA recruited Shakil Afridi, a doctor who works…

Holder drops broader CIA torture probe to focus on two detainees

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Department of Justice was opening an investigation into the deaths of two prisoners who allegedly perished in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) custody. The decision, however, means the end of a broader probe of the agency’s use of torture during the…

Survey ranks San Francisco ‘greenest city’ in North America

ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) – San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, followed by Vancouver and New York, according to the latest survey of green-city rankings. The survey, commissioned by Siemens Corp and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, looked at 31 indicators, ranging from consumption of water and electricity to efficiency standards. Detroit was the least green…

Hezbollah members confess to spying for CIA: Nasrallah

BEIRUT (AFP) – Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said members of his group had confessed to being CIA agents, and accused arch-foe Israel of turning to the US spy agency after failing to infiltrate his party. The US embassy in Beirut immediately dismissed the accusations as “empty,” saying Nasrallah…

Bush admin. asked CIA to discredit a liberal blogger: report

President George W. Bush’s White House ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to find information to “discredit” a liberal University of Michigan professor who was critical of the Iraq war, according to a recent report. Former CIA officer Glenn Carle told The New York Times‘ James Risen that while he…

Canada’s spy chief: Espionage has reached Cold War-level

OTTAWA — Canada’s spy chief warned Tuesday that state-sponsored espionage against his country has reached “levels equal to, or greater than those witnessed during the Cold War.” Richard Fadden, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, said in a report presented to parliament on Monday that foreign governments “continue to…

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