Tag Archives: CIA

Iraq PM says hopes for deal on new government

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he hoped to overcome the challenges blocking the formation of a new government, a day after the new parliament’s first session ended without agreement on top government posts. “A state of … read more

Putin compares Ukraine to Iraq, Syria and Libya

Putin vows to defend Russian interests as Ukraine violence again escalates MOSCOW — Russia is involved in a historic effort to defend its civilization, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, vowing to protect the interests of the Russian community abroad as … read more

1 suspect held, 1 killed after deadly Nigeria bomb blast

Abuja (AFP) – Nigerian authorities have arrested one suspect and killed another, after a bomb claimed 21 lives in a shopping centre in the capital Abuja, a city gripped by fear of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists. Wednesday’s blast shook … read more

Boko Haram abducted 60 females, 31 boys in NE Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military’s failure to curb an Islamic uprising. Some married … read more

NSA helps foreign govts conduct mass surveillance at home

A new release of Snowden’s leaked NSA docs detail RAMPART-A, through which the NSA gives foreign governments the ability to conduct mass surveillance against their own populations in exchange for NSA access to their communications. RAMPART-A, is spread across 13 … read more

Nigerian military arrest senior Boko Haram member

Nigerian security forces discovered a senior member of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram among a convoy of nearly 500 travelers arrested this week in the southern state of Abia, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. News of the arrest … read more

Putin accuses Ukraine of sabotaging gas talks

By Barbara Lewis and Alexei Anishchuk BRUSSELS/NOVO-OGARYOVO Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of forcing gas talks into a “dead end” by rejecting the offer of a cut in duty to resolve a price dispute … read more

FBI director: FBI probing VA after scathing report

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday. Comey … read more

APNewsBreak: CIA cites officers for harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen CIA employees were found to have committed sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year, including a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in “bullying, hostile behavior,” and an operative who was … read more

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border, as guards are preparing for an impending attack by separatists The past week has been a tumultuous period for Ukrainian border guards, facing ambushes from pro-Moscow separatists and fearing the worst for the immediate … read more