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Why the press must report those Sony hacks

Why the press must report those Sony hacks

By Gary Varvell 16/12/2014 12:36

The hacking of Sony Pictures' internal systems and the dumping of personal and corporate information onto the Internet--the biggest entertainment story of the year--confronts news organizations and the public with two complex puzzles. One is how to report the divulged information, and the other is what to make of it. .

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Cheney refuses to call CIA's brutal actions 'torture'

Cheney refuses to call CIA's brutal actions 'torture'

By Monte Wolverton 16/12/2014 12:33

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has refused to call the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks “torture”, saying he “would do it again in a minute”.

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CIA torture report a ‘Democrat, Republican issue’

CIA torture report a ‘Democrat, Republican issue’

By Kevin Siers 16/12/2014 12:30

A recent US Senate report revealing the CIA’s “sadistic” torture program is a “Democrat, Republican issue” to swerve the election results in their favor, an investigative journalist and activist in Washington says.

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Pyongyang calls on UNSC to probe CIA torture crimes

Pyongyang calls on UNSC to probe CIA torture crimes

By David Horsey 16/12/2014 12:18

North Korea has called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to investigate the issue of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the council prepares to hold a meeting on alleged human rights abuses by the Asian county.

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Unrepentant Cheney slams CIA torture report

Unrepentant Cheney slams CIA torture report

By Schot 15/12/2014 15:59

Dick Cheney launched a blistering counterattack against the authors of the US Senate report into the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects yesterday, as the unrepentant former US vice-president escalated the Republican fight-back against the Obama administration.

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US government under pressure over release of torture photos

US government under pressure over release of torture photos

By Surendran Rasadurai (Suren) 15/12/2014 15:55

In the wake of the release of a Senate report on CIA torture techniques, the US will face another backlash should a federal judge rule the release of photographs reportedly showing the abuse of detainees at US military prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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CIA torture report a ‘Democrat, Republican issue’

CIA torture report a ‘Democrat, Republican issue’

By Peyman Alishahi 15/12/2014 15:45

A recent US Senate report revealing the CIA’s “sadistic” torture program is a “Democrat, Republican issue” to swerve the election results in their favor, an investigative journalist and activist in Washington says.

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Russia Doesn't Need Luck, Just Better Policy

Russia Doesn't Need Luck, Just Better Policy

By Vboqorad 15/12/2014 15:39

Russia is a mess right now. No, the current economic problems aren't as bad as the 2009 crisis, much less the crippling 1998 government debt default, but they're plenty bad on their own merits. Russian companies are almost totally isolated from the Western markets where they were accustomed to raising capital.

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