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2006-06-26 01:20:00

SEOUL -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed an updated version of its U-2 spy plane in South Korea, but a military official said on Monday the move was previously planned and not related to a possible North Korean missile launch. In recent days, U.S. officials have said evidence such as photographs from spy satellites indicated that North Korea might be preparing to test launch a long-range missile. Washington and others have warned Pyongyang that such a launch would pose a grave danger to...

2006-05-24 11:24:31

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI failed to follow up on numerous warning signs that one of its most highly paid informants was a suspected Chinese spy and that she had a nearly 20-year affair with her FBI handler, the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said on Wednesday. Inspector General Glenn Fine said that Katrina Leung, who was accused of being a double agent, had been paid more than $1.7 million by the FBI and that she had a longtime affair with her...

2006-05-12 04:47:02

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" ships to video stores in September, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will become the first Hollywood action star to step into the role of an original character for the video game and its big-screen adaptation. Johnson stars as U.S. superspy Alex Decker, providing his voice, likeness and motion-captured performance for the Midway Games release. Later this year, the former wrestler is signed on to bring...

2006-05-11 08:12:34

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the need for security cooperation with the United States as members of parliament launched a sensitive inquiry on Thursday into the role of German spies in the Iraq war. "I wish for only one thing from the investigation: that the need for the intelligence work of the security services should in no way be brought into question," Merkel said in a speech. Intelligence cooperation with...

2006-05-08 10:40:00

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as CIA chief, setting up a battle with some members of the U.S. Congress who oppose having a military man head the civilian spy agency. "He's the right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history," Bush said in making the announcement with Hayden at his side in the Oval Office. Hayden, 61, would replace Porter Goss, who was forced to resign on Friday after...

2006-05-07 11:39:55

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, some from President George W. Bush's Republican party, are challenging his expected choice as CIA chief of a general behind a disputed domestic spying program. They voiced reservations on Sunday talk shows about Bush's potential choice of Gen. Michael Hayden, deputy to national intelligence director John Negroponte, to head the spy agency following Porter Goss's resignation under pressure on Friday. The members of Congress...

2006-05-05 17:43:03

By Tabassum Zakaria and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA chief Porter Goss, assigned to rebuild the U.S. spy agency after the twin intelligence breakdowns of September 11 and Iraq, quit under pressure on Friday after less than two years on the job. President George W. Bush gave no explanation for the move, which a senior administration official said Bush had been discussing with Goss' boss, national intelligence director John Negroponte, for the last few weeks. No replacement...

2006-05-05 13:55:58

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA chief Porter Goss, assigned to rebuild the U.S. spy agency after huge intelligence lapses over the September 11 attacks and Iraq, abruptly quit on Friday after less than two years on the job. President George W. Bush gave no explanation for Goss' resignation, praising the former member of Congress from Florida for his candid advice. No replacement was named for Goss, who has come under fire over his handling of the agency. Bush is pursuing...

2006-05-01 17:16:03

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canada will hold a public judicial inquiry into the attack on Air India Flight 182, which killed 329 people in history's deadliest bombing of a passenger airliner, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday. The broad-ranging inquiry will examine if security lapses that allowed the 1985 bombing have been fixed, and if police and Canada's spy agency have resolved problems that critics say led to a bungled criminal investigation...

2006-04-25 14:19:11

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel successfully launched on Tuesday a highly accurate imaging satellite which will enhance its ability to spy on Iran, an official said. Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said this week that the nuclear program being pursued by arch-foe Iran was the most serious threat faced by Jews since the Nazi Holocaust. "The launching of the satellite was successful," an official with the manufacturer ImageSat International said. It would be established...


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