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North Korean leader's brother was CIA informant, book claims

Washington - Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother was an "informant" for the US Central Intelligence Agency before his assassination in 2017, according to a new biography of the North Korean leader published Tuesday.

North Korean leader's brother was CIA informant: Wall St Journal

Seoul - Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA informant, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Op-Ed: CIA says Huawei gets funding from China's state security agencies

The UK newspaper, The Times citing a UK source says that the US Central Intelligence Agency told UK intelligence services Huawei gets funds from the People's Liberation Army, China's National Security Commission and a 3rd intelligence branch.

Was the CIA involved in attack on North Korean embassy in Madrid?

Back on February 22, 10 assailants with fake weapons, are reported to have broken into the North Korean embassy in Madrid. They tied up diplomatic workers and placed plastic bags over their head before beating and questioning them.

Lithuania faces second suit over CIA 'black site'

Vilnius - A Saudi terror suspect held in Guantanamo has filed a lawsuit against Lithuania alleging that he was tortured at a secret CIA jail in the Baltic state, a senior government official said Monday.

CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: senator

Washington - CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief a "small group" of US lawmakers about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee said Monday.

Turkey shares 'evidence' with CIA chief over Khashoggi murder

Istanbul - Turkish intelligence has shared "all the evidence" over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported on Wednesday.

Lithuania to appeal European ruling on secret CIA jail: PM

Vilnius - Lithuania's prime minister said on Wednesday that his Baltic EU nation would appeal a European court ruling that found it was complicit in a secret and illegal CIA programme to hold terror suspects on its soil.

Lithuania says will not appeal European court ruling over CIA jail

Vilnius - Lithuania on Wednesday said it would not appeal a European court ruling that the Baltic state had been complicit in a clandestine CIA programme by holding terror suspects at a secret detention site on its territory.

Haspel set for CIA confirmation after rejecting past torture

Washington - Gina Haspel appeared destined to become President Donald Trump's next CIA director after the espionage veteran placated a key Senate Democrat on Tuesday by acknowledging she regretted the agency's past use of harsh interrogation techniques.

'Rock bottom': Anti-McCain comments spark bipartisan uproar

Washington - Family and congressional colleagues pushed back Friday against attacks on cancer-stricken John McCain, including one by a White House aide who reportedly said the senator's opposition to a presidential nominee did not matter because "he's dying anyway....

CIA nominee Haspel vows spy agency will not reinstate torture

Washington - Gina Haspel, Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, vowed Wednesday that the spy agency will not engage in torture of detainees under her watch, even if ordered by the president.

CIA nominee Haspel vows spy agency will not reinstate torture

Washington - Gina Haspel, Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, vowed Wednesday that the spy agency will not engage in torture of detainees under her watch, even if ordered by the president.

CIA nominee Haspel faces grilling over torture record

Washington - Facing tough opposition over her own record, CIA director nominee Gina Haspel will pledge Wednesday to never revive the interrogation program that saw Al-Qaeda detainees tortured.

CIA nominee Haspel to vow not to restart torture program

Washington - Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, will pledge Wednesday to prevent the restart of the 2002-2005 interrogation program that saw detainees tortured.

Trump defends CIA nominee Haspel amid questions about torture role

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday defended his nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, who faces stiff opposition over her past role in the torture of suspected Al-Qaeda detainees.

Amazon is launching a 'Secret' cloud service for the CIA

-Amazon Web Services introduced Secret Region, a new service specifically for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community. -It's not really a secret service: It's name just indicates it can handle data that's been classified at the "secret" level.

Harvard revokes Chelsea Manning fellowship invitation after criticism

Washington - Harvard University revoked convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship position on Friday after sharp criticism from the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA head cancels Harvard speech over Chelsea Manning appointment

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo pulled out of a Harvard forum and former acting director Mike Morrell quit the university Thursday to protest its appointment of convicted intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow.

CIA 'torture psychologists' avoid trial with secret settlement

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

CIA 'torture' psychologists to stand trial

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

Syrian rebel aid program was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because it was "massive, dangerous, and wasteful.

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

WikiLeaks reveals CIA malware for hacking Linux computers

The CIA has developed strains of malware specifically designed to target Linux computers. The existence of the malware, known as OutlawCountry, was revealed by WikiLeaks. It demonstrates the CIA is intent on accessing all kinds of computer system.

'Critical' flaw in 300 Cisco switches lets the CIA take control

Networking equipment vendor Cisco has announced a "critical" vulnerability in over 300 of its most popular products. The vulnerability was found in documents stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. It allows remote code execution.

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot

Washington - Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America's top spies in hot water -- while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he did not bring his smartphone to talks on "sensitive issues" to avoid being hacked, days after WikiLeaks exposed a CIA hacking programme.

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking program

Washington - The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of alleged documents from the US spy agency released Tuesday by WikiLeaks.
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