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CIA chief Mike Pompeo replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo, named Tuesday to be US secretary of state, comes from a one-year stint leading the Central Intelligence Agency where he earned Donald Trump’s trust delivering the president’s daily national security briefings and by toeing Trump’s line politically.

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.

US alleges Russia planning to meddle in 2018 midterm polls

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Mike Pompeo, expressed concern, on Sunday, over Russia’s alleged attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterm US elections.

Russia’s Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast ‘act of terror’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror."

Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA’s tip-off

Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for a tip-off provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

President Buhari quietly appoints new NIA chief, as conflict of interests emerges in Agency

Ambassador Mohammed Dawuda has been appointed as the Acting-Director General of the National Intelligence Agency.

CIA releases vast Osama bin Laden archive seized in compound

The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday released a vast archive of documents and video seized in the 2011 US raid on a Pakistani compound that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

CIA sacks bomb-sniffing dog Lulu for refusing to work

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has fired Lulu, an adorable black Labrador, from a training programme after refusing to become a bomb-sniffing dog.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un ‘very rational’ – CIA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a rational politician and the US needs to understand that to deal with the nuclear-armed country, a top Central Intelligence Agency Korea expert said Wednesday.

Fake news, threats and the Catalan referendum

Nearly two million people will crowd Barcelona's streets on Monday for Catalonia's national day, known as the Diada, as tensions over a referendum on its independence continues.

Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

Ukraine denied on Monday that it had ever supplied defence technology to North Korea, responding to an article in the New York Times that said North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash.

Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea’s president said resolving Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key US officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.


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Minister: Military will soon rescue abducted schoolgirls

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Man arrested over pregnant wife’s death

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Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

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