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Russia: WikiLeaks dump shows CIA disguise capability

Russia's foreign minister says the WikiLeaks dump of purported US intelligence has highlighted the CIA's reported capability to imitate an electronic trace usually left behind by hackers from other nations.

WikiLeaks disclosures endanger Americans: Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday refused to confirm the validity of the information on electronic spying techniques made public by WikiLeaks, but it said that disclosures of this kind put Americans in danger, the media reported.

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking  programme, publishes thousands of agency's documents

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking programme, publishes thousands of agency's documents

The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of documents published by WikiLeaks Tuesday which it said came from the US spy agency.

Terrorism, failing economy make Pakistan most dangerous nation for the world: Ex-CIA official

Rampant terrorism, failing economy and its growing nuclear arsenal make Pakistan the most dangerous country for the world, says an ex CIA official. 

Former US spymasters express concern over China's rise

Two former CIA directors have expressed concern over the rise of an aggressive China which, they say, is seeking to check US influence in the region and dominate Asia.

'US didn't see any reason for India to have 5,500-km range missiles'

Any Indian ballistic missile with beyond 6,000 km range would be able to reach parts of Europe -- a target India never considered in its strategic defence programmes.

'Indian Air Force could have inflicted major damage on Pakistan's nuclear facilities in 1984'

'Indian Air Force could have inflicted major damage on Pakistan's nuclear facilities in 1984'

IAF could have inflicted major damage on Pakistan's nuclear facilities" in 1984.

'CIA assessed Rajiv Gandhi's assassination 5 years before he was killed'

'CIA assessed Rajiv Gandhi's assassination 5 years before he was killed'

Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency had prepared a very detailed and thorough "brief" on what would happen if he is assassinated or makes an "abrupt departure" from the Indian political scene.

Soviets supplied money to Congress party in covert contributions, claims CIA

Soviets supplied money to Congress party in covert contributions, claims CIA

“Up to 40 percent of Indira Gandhi’s parliamentarians received political contributions from Moscow,” the Economic Times reported citing CIA reports. 

When CIA feared China could attack India again after bloody 1962 war

When CIA feared China could attack India again after bloody 1962 war

Though China emerged victorious in the bloody 1962 war with India, it still baffled the Americans for months who were worried that Beijing could again strike New Delhi through Tibet, Myanmar and even Nepal and Bhutan.

Donald Trump may reinstate torture technique waterboarding, says 'it absolutely works'

Donald Trump may reinstate torture technique waterboarding, says 'it absolutely works'

US President Donald Trump has suggested he may consider reinstating waterboarding and other interrogation techniques widely seen as torture, depending on the advice of CIA and Pentagon chiefs, saying he wants to "fight fire with fire" when it comes to terrorism.

Donald Trump visits CIA headquarters, expresses gratitude

On his first full day in office, US President Donald Trump visited the Central Intelligence Agencys (CIA) headquarters to express his gratitude for the community which he had repeatedly railed against during his campaigns.

Pakistani doctor who helped US find Osama bin Laden will not walk free

A jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Pakistan`s law minister has told legislators, media reported on Wednesday. 

Russia hits back following CIA chief's accusation on Syria

Russia hits back following CIA chief's accusation on Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that the US-led coalition has caused serious damage in Syria, refuting the head of the Central Intelligence Agency's accusation that Moscow uses a "scorched-earth" policy in the Middle Eastern country.

US intel agencies disagree on Russian election hacking

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the CIA disagree on the purpose of the alleged Russian involvement in the November 8 presidential election that resulted in Donald Trump winning the White House.

CIA's John Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be "folly"

CIA's John Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be "folly"

"It could lead to a weapons programme inside of Iran that could lead other states in the region to embark on their own programmes," John Brennan said in an interview with the BBC.
 

Trump taps hardliners for justice, CIA and national security

Trump taps hardliners for justice, CIA and national security

All three have accepted their appointments, Trump's transition team said in statement.

Putin is very aggressive,assertive and manipulative: CIA chief

CIA Director John Brennan today said the US needs to be alert about Russian President Vladimir Putin as he is "very assertive, aggressive and manipulative".

US polls: A disenchanted Republican, fearing Donlad Trump, launches third-party run

US polls: A disenchanted Republican, fearing Donlad Trump, launches third-party run

There is virtually no chance that the newly announced candidate, Evan McMullin, could win and only a slight chance he will even be able to get his name on the ballots of key states. 

Russian warplanes targeted US, British outpost in Syria: Report

Russian warplanes bombed a remote outpost in Syria used by elite US and British forces last month as well as another site linked to the CIA, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.