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World Oct 23Trump sends CIA director to Turkey to review Khashoggi case
President Donald Trump dispatched the director of the CIA to Turkey in a quest to get more information about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and weigh a possible U.S. response.
Nation Oct 19Russian woman charged with U.S. election interference
The Justice Department unsealed the criminal complaint soon after U.S. intelligence agencies asserted that Russia, China, Iran and other countries were engaged in continuous efforts to influence American policy and voters.
Politics Oct 10Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month
In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump's turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post.
World Aug 17U.S. intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses
The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
Politics Aug 01Stopping foreign meddling in U.S. elections via social media is an ‘enormous’ task, senators say
The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing came one day after Facebook said it had uncovered new sophisticated efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics ahead of the midterm elections.
Nation May 19CIA’s Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations
Scrutiny of the 33-year spy career of new CIA director Gina Haspel has focused on her undercover role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, but she cut her teeth in intelligence operations against Russia.
Politics May 16Republicans push for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee Haspel
Senate intelligence committee voted 10-5 in Gina Haspel's favor on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to become the first woman to lead the CIA. But opponents concerned about Haspel's role in CIA covert detention sites after 9/11…
Politics May 09Haspel says she would oppose any presidential order she felt was immoral
President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director said Wednesday that she does not believe torture works and she would not carry out any presidential order she thought was immoral.
Nation May 08WATCH: Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, says torture doesn’t work
Gina Haspel, a 61-year-old career undercover spy who is currently acting CIA director, is expected to testify starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Watch live here.
Politics May 07Trump defends CIA nominee, saying she is ‘tough on terror’
President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program and arguing Democrats want her out because she "is too tough on terror."…