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2005-12-09 09:36:10

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland was the heart of the CIA's secret detention network in Europe, with bases there until recently holding a quarter of the 100 detainees estimated held in such camps worldwide, a human rights group said. Reports of the CIA operating secret jails in Poland and Romania as part of its war on terrorism have caused controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and dogged U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's European trip this week. Both countries deny hosting such...

2005-12-09 08:53:59

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland was the heart of the CIA's secret detention network in Europe, with bases there until recently holding a quarter of the 100 detainees estimated held in such camps worldwide, a human rights group said. Reports of the CIA operating secret jails in Poland and Romania as part of its war on terrorism have caused controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and dogged U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's European trip this week. Both countries deny hosting such...

2005-12-09 06:09:18

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland was the heart of the CIA's secret detention network in Europe, with bases there until recently holding a quarter of the 100 detainees estimated held in such camps worldwide, a human rights group said. Reports of the CIA operating secret jails in Poland and Romania as part of its war on terror have raised controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and dogged U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's European trip this week. "Poland was the main base for CIA...

2005-12-09 05:07:12

BERLIN (Reuters) - Information Germany shared with the United States may have prompted the CIA to abduct a German citizen and fly him to Afghanistan for interrogation as a suspected terrorist, a newspaper reported on Friday. This information, if true, could mean that the government of former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder bears partial responsibility in the case of Khaled el-Masri, a Lebanese-born German citizen who was mistakenly held in an Afghan prison for five months by the Central...

2005-12-09 03:58:34

By Saul Hudson BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won a reprieve from European governments over the U.S. treatment of detainees this week but public pressure is unlikely to ease over allegations of secret CIA jails. On a trip that ended on Friday, Rice aimed to defuse anger that has raged across the continent since a newspaper report early last month said the United States held suspects in clandestine jails in eastern Europe. Allies, who had responded to public...

2005-12-07 18:32:01

By Mark John and Saul Hudson BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to face more questions over U.S. treatment of detainees at a NATO meeting on Thursday, the final leg of a European trip dogged by criticism of U.S. detention policies. Despite Rice's efforts to defuse the issue, critics suspect the CIA of running secret prisons in eastern Europe and covertly transporting detainees in its war against terrorism. Rights groups say incommunicado detention...

2005-12-07 12:21:11

By Saul Hudson KIEV (Reuters) - The United States explicitly banned its interrogators around the world from treating detainees inhumanely in a policy shift made public on Wednesday under pressure from Europe and the U.S. Congress. President George W. Bush's administration had always said U.S. personnel could not torture prisoners anywhere. But it had previously made a distinction for less extreme tactics known as "cruel, inhumane and degrading" treatment, saying the United States...

2005-12-07 11:42:05

By Saul Hudson KIEV (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to defuse criticism of reports of abuse of prisoners, has changed its policy on interrogating detainees, officials said on Wednesday, but human rights groups were skeptical there was a real shift. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a trip to Ukraine, said U.S. personnel would be banned worldwide from subjecting prisoners to cruelty. But London-based Amnesty International said Rice's remarks were "not a major...

2005-12-06 17:46:35

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A German man sued former CIA Director George Tenet and other U.S. spy agency officials for alleged wrongful imprisonment and torture on Tuesday in a rare legal challenge to the CIA's secret transfer of terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation. The lawsuit was lodged on behalf of Khaled el-Masri by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin amid...

2005-12-06 14:21:43

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A German man sued former CIA Director George Tenet and other U.S. spy agency officials for alleged wrongful imprisonment and torture on Tuesday in a rare legal challenge to the secret transfer of terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation. The lawsuit was lodged on behalf of Khaled el-Masri by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin amid a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.