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Global Europe 30-01-2019

US spy chiefs break with Trump on threat assessment

China and Russia pose the biggest risks to the United States, and are more aligned than they have been in decades as they target the 2020 presidential election and American institutions to expand their global reach, US intelligence officials told...
Politics 23-08-2018

Lithuania says it will not appeal European court ruling over CIA torture jail

Lithuania on Wednesday (22 August) said it would not appeal a European court ruling that the Baltic state had been complicit in a clandestine CIA programme by holding terror suspects at a secret detention site on its territory.
Global Europe 13-03-2018

Trump fires chief diplomat Tillerson after clashes, taps Pompeo

US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today (13 March) after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Global Europe 10-03-2017

Germany’s Gabriel, in Moscow, warns of risk of new arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel yesterday (9 March) warned about the danger of a new arms race spiral with Russia and called on all sides to work to end the violence in eastern Ukraine as a first step towards broader disarmament efforts.
Global Europe 09-03-2017

German prosecutors studying CIA leaks over report of hacking base in Frankfurt

Germany's chief federal prosecutor's office said yesterday (8 March) it would review new documents from anti-secrecy group Wikileaks that suggest the CIA ran a hacking hub from the US consulate in Frankfurt, and launch a formal investigation if warranted.
Global Europe 28-11-2016

Commissioners at odds over Castro legacy

The death at the weekend of the revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro saw sharp differences of opinion within EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s cabinet.
Global Europe 06-09-2016

Ankara says West confused about Gülen

In response to European accusations of McCarthyism following the failed July coup, Ankara is spreading the message that the West has little understanding about the movement of US-self-exiled cleric Fetullah Gülen, which it calls a terrorist organisation.
Global Europe 30-06-2016

CIA director: Istanbul attack bears ISIS ‘hallmark’

The suicide assault on Istanbul's Ataturk airport bears the "hallmark" of an Islamic State group attack, CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday (29 June).

Liberals outraged following fresh CIA torture flights revelations

Liberal Members of the European Parliament reacted with anger at a report by the US Senate, which confirmed torture allegations and secret rendition flights of suspected terrorists operated by some European countries during the US war on terror.
Europe's East 17-11-2014

Russia orders out Polish and German diplomats in tit-for-tat expulsions

Russia said on Monday (November 17) that several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland, and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia, after Moscow retaliated against Warsaw. On Saturday, Germany reported that one of its diplomats had ordered to leave the Russian capital, following a German decision to expel a Russian diplomat working in Bonn.
Global Europe 24-07-2014

CIA ran secret torture jail in Poland, rules European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday (24 July) that the CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, a judgment that adds to pressure on the United States and its allies to reveal the truth about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.
Global Europe 31-01-2014

European Greens nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

The Green group in the European Parliament has nominated whistleblower Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, on the last day before a deadline for nomination expires tomorrow (1 February).
Digital 09-01-2014

Parliament to hear Snowden in pre-recorded video testimony

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs voted today (9 January) to allow a pre-recorded video testimony from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The hearing will feed into the Assembly's special inquiry into allegations of mass surveillance by US intelligence services.

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