Aug 1, 2014

CIA apologizes for spying on U.S. Senate

The head of the CIA has apologized to U.S. lawmakers after an investigation confirmed claims that his officers had “improperly” accessed Senate computers, the agency said Thursday. In March, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed allegations the agency had spied on Senate Intelligence Committee investigators ...

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

Sep 24, 2013

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

by Eric Johnston

At her Senate hearing last week, Caroline Kennedy, tipped to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, faced numerous questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, tensions over the Senkaku Islands, and what she would do about nearly 400 cases of American children allegedly abducted ...

Sep 12, 2013

Confirmation hearing for Kennedy opens next week

Caroline Kennedy, nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be America’s next ambassador to Japan, will take questions next week during a confirmation hearing on her appointment, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday. The hearing Thursday will be Kennedy’s first chance since her ...