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2006-01-13 15:29:16

BURGDORF, Switzerland (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Friday European governments had been complicit in illegal CIA activities in the "war on terror," after reports that the Americans ran secret prisons in Europe.

2006-01-13 06:36:59

By Ingrid Melander VIENNA (Reuters) - European Union justice and interior ministers gave broad backing on Friday to a plan to create "rapid intervention teams" to help members cope with sudden influxes of illegal immigrants or asylum-seekers.

2006-01-12 12:14:40

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament launched an investigation on Thursday into allegations that the CIA used EU countries for the illegal transport and detention of prisoners.

2006-01-11 12:06:10

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland launched a probe on Wednesday into the leak of an Egyptian diplomatic fax intercepted by its secret service that appeared to lend credence to allegations the CIA had secret prisons in Eastern Europe.

2005-12-23 09:39:25

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan court has issued a European arrest warrant for 22 CIA agents suspected of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric from Italy's financial capital in 2003, Prosecutor Armando Spataro said on Friday. The case is one of several investigations into whether U.S.

2005-12-19 15:50:13

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed final legislation on Monday to ban the torture of detainees and voted to advance the Pentagon $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2005-12-18 19:32:41

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A human rights group said on Sunday that the United States operated a secret prison for terrorism suspects as recently as last year in Afghanistan, where detainees where subjected to torture and other mistreatment.

2005-12-17 18:08:08

LONDON (Reuters) - Rendition, the controversial practice of moving terrorism suspects from one country to another, is not new and European governments should not be surprised by it, Colin Powell said on Saturday. The former U.S.

2005-12-17 17:05:25

LONDON (Reuters) - Rendition, the controversial practice of moving terrorism suspects from one country to another, is not new and European governments should not be surprised by it, Colin Powell said on Saturday. The former U.S.

2005-12-16 19:37:16

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is investigating whether foreign intelligence services acted illegally after reports its airspace was used by the CIA to transport suspected Islamic radicals to prisons outside the United States, Swiss media reported on Friday.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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