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Thursday 08 December 2011
In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighbourhood minutes from the heart of the capital city, is a secret the Romanian government has long tried to protect.
Sunday 06 November 2011
One of the many Batman Begins-type prequels which go into unnecessary detail about their heroes' formative years, X-Men: First Class stands out from the crowd by being set it in the early 1960s, and by having so much fun with its period setting.
Clinton calls on Islamabad to eliminate safe havens Deny militants refuge, urges Clinton on rare visit
Saturday 22 October 2011
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, yesterday pushed Pakistan to deny militants a safe haven on its soil and deliver them to the negotiating table.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Government rewrites judicial principles after lobbying by CIA
Monday 05 September 2011
Three al-Qa'ida members including a top operative believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the world have been held in Pakistan.
Monday 05 September 2011
John Carlin writes the first of our series of features to commemorate the disaster and the events that have followed
Wednesday 31 August 2011
In the mid-1980s, Clair George, who has died aged 81, was deputy director of operations for the Central Intelligence Agency, its third-highest position, in charge of covert espionage operations worldwide. George was in one sense an American George Smiley, a professional less concerned with his own advancement than with the success, and the reputation, of the agency he served. But Smiley never found himself brought before congressional committees to testify about his agency's involvement in, or knowledge of, illegal activities run out of the White House. To protect the CIA, George lied about the Iran-Contra operation, and was eventually convicted of two counts of perjury. Though a presidential pardon meant he avoided a jail sentence, by then he had been forced to resign from the agency he had tried to protect.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Still simmering tensions between the FBI and the CIA over the September 2001 terrorist attacks and their aftermath have been reignited by a row over a forthcoming book by a former FBI agent that is strongly critical of the main US foreign intelligence agency.
Monday 01 August 2011
The CIA station chief who oversaw the intelligence work before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has been pulled out of Islamabad – the second time in seven months that the CIA's top spy in Pakistan has been replaced.
Monday 18 July 2011
General David Petraeus handed over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan to General John Allen today, transferring responsibility for the nearly 10-year war as Kabul's international allies draw up exit plans from the conflict.
Saturday 16 July 2011
The bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai's brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement's increasingly sophisticated intelligence apparatus which has managed to threaten the inner circles of power in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The CIA set up a fake vaccination initiative in the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, in an attempt to obtain DNA samples from members of his family.
Friday 08 July 2011
Liman, director of the first Bourne, tries a real-life thriller: CIA spy Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), is married to ex-diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn) who's sent to Niger on a fact-finding mission.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Thursday 30 June 2011
It is said that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom-fighter. If so, Orlando Bosch might be all things to all men. A dedicated anti-Castro Cuban, Bosch was implicated in dozens of terrorist acts, including the 1976 bombing of Cubana flight 455, which killed 73 people, and the assassination in Washington, DC the same year of the Chilean exile Orlando Letelier. Hailed as a hero by America's Cuban exile community, Bosch was a prime example of the double standards of the Bush administration's so-called Global War on Terror – especially considering the electoral importance of Florida's Cuban vote – having been personally championed by Jeb Bush and released from US custody by Jeb's father George HW.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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