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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.

2005-12-14 11:15:13

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - There is no evidence so far to back allegations that the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe, the EU's top justice official said on Wednesday, appearing to contradict Europe's human rights watchdog.

2005-12-14 09:05:16

BERLIN (Reuters) - Poland's president again categorically denied the country had hosted secret U.S. prisons for terrorist suspects, but a German magazine raised fresh questions on Wednesday about U.S. activities at a remote base. The weekly Stern said U.S.

2005-12-09 14:51:21

By Mark Trevelyan and Louis Charbonneau 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.

2005-12-09 13:05:56

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland was the heart of the CIA's secret detention network in Europe until recently, an analyst of the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch organization was quoted as telling a Polish newspaper.

2005-12-05 17:40:05

By Saul Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday defended U.S. treatment of detainees in the war on terrorism against European criticism, arguing that allies cooperate in lawful operations that prevent attacks.

2005-12-04 12:14:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States admitted to German officials last year that the CIA had mistakenly imprisoned one of its citizens for five months but asked the German government to remain quiet, according to a U.S. media report on Sunday. Daniel Coats, then the U.S.

2005-12-02 12:26:58

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it would "wait patiently" for a U.S. response to allegations that the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe and secretly flew terrorist suspects across the continent.

2005-11-03 19:03:17

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sought to justify the detention of thousands of foreign terror suspects in a report to a UN panel as questions mount over possible secret CIA prisons for al Qaeda captives.

2005-11-03 20:17:52

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sought to justify the detention of thousands of foreign terror suspects in a report to a U.N. panel as questions mount over possible secret CIA prisons for al Qaeda captives.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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