Russia and US to pool intelligence

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The Independent Online
Moscow (Reuter) - Russia and the United States may pool some intelligence services in a new era of co-operation, the US embassy in Moscow said yesterday.

'Possibilities of contact and joint activity between the Russian and American intelligence services were discussed,' the embassy said in a statement, released after a visit to Moscow by the Central Intelligence Agency director, Robert Gates.

The countries could work together in fields like nuclear non-proliferation and the fight against terrorism, drug-smuggling and organised crime.