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After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit

The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.

After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit
CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack
CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack

CIA chief John Brennan said he was "outraged" that hackers broke into his personal email account, and faulted the media for its coverage of the incident.

CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks published an initial tranche of documents it said were from the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails
Key quotes from CIA chief on torture report
Key quotes from CIA chief on torture report

CIA chief John Brennan acknowledged some of the US intelligence agency's interrogators went too far in their treatment of detaineesю

Key quotes from CIA chief on torture report
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Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row

Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies.

Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row
Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas
White House adopts new rules after CIA station chief outed

The White House said Wednesday it had adopted new procedures on President Barack Obama's foreign trips to avoid a repeat of the "inadvertent" release of the name of the CIA's station chief in Kabul last month.

White House adopts new rules after CIA station chief outed
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CIA joins Twitter, Facebook

The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media Friday, and quickly had the Twitterverse talking.

CIA joins Twitter, Facebook
Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Vincent Kessler
Snowden says he wants to return to US

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden said Wednesday he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Snowden says he wants to return to US
Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full

The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full Tuesday.

Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
CIA under investigation for monitoring Senate: lawmaker

The CIA's internal watchdog is investigating allegations that the agency improperly spied on Senate staffers probing secret details of a now-defunct interrogation program.

CIA under investigation for monitoring Senate: lawmaker
New sanctions against Iran would sabotage deal: Gates
New sanctions against Iran would sabotage deal: Gates

Proposals by US lawmakers to impose new sanctions against Iran would be a mistake that would sabotage a possible diplomatic deal with Tehran: Gates

New sanctions against Iran would sabotage deal: Gates
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden

President Barack Obama presents Americans on Friday with long-awaited reforms of spy agency phone and Internet data collection sweeps, prompted by the damaging torrent of leaks unleashed by Edward Snowden.

Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments

Barack Obama insisted Monday he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action and soured on his own troop surge.

Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments
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Obama didn't believe his own war strategy: Gates

Former defense secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir, US media reported Tuesday.

Obama didn't believe his own war strategy: Gates
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report

A secret CIA program helped Colombia kill at least two dozen leftist FARC guerrilla leaders, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief
Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief

The sectarian bloodbath in Syria is such a threat to regional security that a victory for Bashar al-Assad's regime could the best outcome to hope for, a former CIA chief said Thursday.

Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief
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CIA spying on Americans' financial data: report

The Central Intelligence Agency is amassing a huge database of international money transfers that includes the financial and personal data of millions of Americans, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

CIA spying on Americans' financial data: report
FBI Director James Comey. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas
Ex-FBI agent gets 11 years for security leaks, child porn

A former FBI agent was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for disclosing confidential national security information about a foiled bomb plot to an Associated Press reporter.

Ex-FBI agent gets 11 years for security leaks, child porn
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Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

Al Jazeera America published Thursday part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with Al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked
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Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study