Senate report on CIA torture will spur attacks: U.S. intel chief

Dec 8, 2014

Senate report on CIA torture will spur attacks: U.S. intel chief

Foreign governments and U.S. intelligence agencies are predicting that the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA will cause “violence and deaths” abroad, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday. Republican Rep. Mike Rogers is regularly ...

CIA halts spying in Europe stand-down

Sep 20, 2014

CIA halts spying in Europe stand-down

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and ...

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 ...

Germany boots CIA station chief amid spy row

Jul 11, 2014

Germany boots CIA station chief amid spy row

Germany on Thursday expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin in an escalating row over alleged spying by the U.S. that has opened the worst diplomatic rift in years between the Western allies. The expulsion comes after two suspected U.S. spy cases were uncovered ...

Jun 7, 2014

Spy agency uncovers sense of humor in debut tweet

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA’s debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humor. In a medium heralded for its snide remarks, the Twittersphere gave high praise Friday for the intelligence agency’s first tweet, under ...

U.S. seeks redactions in 'targeted-killing' memo ruling

Jun 7, 2014

U.S. seeks redactions in 'targeted-killing' memo ruling

The U.S. government, citing possible “exceptionally grave harm to national security,” told a federal appeals court it wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas. The Justice Department, Defense Department and ...

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

Apr 9, 2014

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration’s decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency’s treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can ...