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Opening secret police files, Albania seeks to drain the swamp

Tirana - Forty years ago, Irina Sallaku's husband Xhavit disappeared and she has spent decades wondering what happened to him.

US spy agencies may have picked up Trump communications: lawmaker

Washington - Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee.

UK names new spy chief amid dispute with Washington

London - Britain on Monday named a new head for its communications spying agency GCHQ, which has been embroiled in a rare public row with Washington over allegations that it was used to snoop on Donald Trump.

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday shot down as "fake news" allegations that he worked with Russia, which US intelligence says tried to tilt the US election in Trump's favor.

FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Washington - FBI chief James Comey dealt Donald Trump a double blow Monday by confirming a probe into his election campaign's links to Russia last year while repudiating the president's claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama.

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia: US lawmaker

Washington - A congressional panel so far has found "no evidence" that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, its chairman said Sunday, ahead of testimony by the head of the FBI on the US president's potential Russia ties.

Trump repeats charge that Obama ordered wiretaps against him

Washington - US President Donald Trump repeated his charge that predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap against him, rejecting rising calls from Republicans and Democrats to withdraw the charge and apologize.

What is the Five Eyes intelligence alliance?

Washington - The diplomatic spat between Britain and the United States, after the White House claimed that London's spies had snooped on Donald Trump, is just the latest incident to put focus on Five Eyes, an international intelligence alliance.

UK raps White House over 'ridiculous' Trump spy claims

London - The White House will not repeat again claims that British spies snooped on Donald Trump, Britain said Friday after the UK eavesdropping agency branded them "utterly ridiculous" in a rare public denial.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway says no evidence of wiretap operation

Washington - Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway said she had no evidence to back up Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor had wiretapped him, after suggesting her boss may have been spied upon using other methods.

Putin aide: Russia impatient for improved dialogue with US

Washington - A Russian government spokesman expressed impatience Sunday that bilateral relations with the United States have not improved more quickly since US President Donald Trump took office.

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.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them.

CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents

Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency accused WikiLeaks of endangering Americans, helping US rivals and hampering the fight against terror threats by releasing what the anti-secrecy site claimed was a trove of CIA hacking tools.

Trump defiant as new Russia ties emerge

Washington - An avalanche of new revelations about ties between Donald Trump's aides and Russia forced the White House back on the offensive Friday, overshadowing a presidential weekend trip to Florida and his well-received major speech.

Trump attorney general urged to quit over Russia links

Washington - Top US Democrats demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday over his failure to disclose that he met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington during last year's election campaign.

Democrats warn not to stymie probe into Trump-Russia ties

Washington - Top Democrats warn Republicans not to stymie investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, as the White House sought to quell a media storm over the allegations.

German secret service spied on global media: report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.

Trump loses pick for top security advisor

Washington - Donald Trump's reported pick for national security advisor turned down the job just hours after the president defended the ousted Michael Flynn, saying he "wasn't wrong" for dealing with Russia.

Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year's US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as "fake news.

More than ever, Russia at heart of US politics

Washington - Between the alleged cyber-attacks on US political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting and Russia's ambassador, Moscow is front and center in American politics in a way not seen since the Cold War.

Poland will not host any new CIA secret jails: PM

Varsovia - Poland on Thursday ruled out allowing the United States to base secret prisons on its soil if President Donald Trump reinstated the so-called CIA "black sites" overseas.

Cats are as smart as dogs: Study

Dog owners and cat owners, along with those who own both, occasionally discuss and dispute whether dogs are smarter than cats, or vice versa. A new study suggests it's a dead heat: they are both as smart as each other.

CIA cites new rules on protecting privacy

Washington - The CIA said Wednesday it would implement new rules to better respect the private information of Americans swept up incidentally during its investigations.

Obama says justice has been served in Manning case

Washington - President Barack Obama Wednesday defended his decision to commute the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who was jailed for 35 years for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed: WikiLeaks

London - WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaker Manning

Washington - US President Barack Obama slashed the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

Outgoing CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words

Washington - Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn't understand the challenges posed by Russia.
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