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Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.
After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.
Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China
He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.
Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.
CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.
Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.
'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder
The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.
CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing
The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.
Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump
Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.
Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'
Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.
Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.
Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years
Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.
CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un
The US and North Korea are preparing for a meeting between Kim and Donald Trump.
Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?
If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.
Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies
The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.
CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food
A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency.
Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism
The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.
China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years
Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.
North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.
Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.
WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'
The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.
John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election
The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.
Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.
CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report
The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.
Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?
McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative.
Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.
Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster
John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.
CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus
It was left behind after a training exercise.
German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'
We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.
Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.
Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”
Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.
The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world
There are a few surprises in here.
The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.
'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught
The Director of Counterintelligence talks 9/11, what makes a great spy and the mistakes made in Iraq.
Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.
'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President
Dick Cheney says that despite a damning report, the CIA did nothing wrong.
Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…
'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates
Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.