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Sudan intelligence chief resigns as purge begins

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The head of Sudan’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country’s new military rulers said on Saturday. “The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of… the chief of NISS,” the …

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Britain’s spy chief breaks silence to warn Putin

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s spy chief warned Vladimir Putin on Monday that London would no longer take the Kremlin at its word as it fights Russia’s “perpetual confrontation” with the West. MI6 foreign intelligence agency head Alex Younger came out of the shadows to deliver only …

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Chief of Russia’s military intelligence agency Korobov dies

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The head of the Russian military intelligence agency linked to a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Igor Korobov, 62, had headed the military’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) since 2016 and was the target …

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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor …

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May pleads for ‘urgent’ post-Brexit EU security deal

  Munich, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens’ lives were at stake. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, she acknowledged that no deal currently exists between the EU …

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No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower: US Justice Dept

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Justice Department has confirmed there is no evidence to back up President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign. “Both FBI and NSD (National Security Division) confirm that they have no records related to …

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Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a ‘detestable lie’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russia to tilt last year’s election in Donald Trump’s favor, branding the suggestion an “appalling and detestable lie.” In closely-watched congressional testimony, Sessions angrily denounced allegations he acted improperly during meetings with …

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