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U.S. intelligence agencies distrust unpredictable president

Dec 16, 2019 - 10:46 AM

US President Donald Trump's relations with his own intelligence services have never been so fraught, with Trump and the agencies repeatedly clashing

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion on business and red tape reduction in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Robredo to seek help of U.S. intelligence to go after drug lords

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'The problem of drugs is not unique to us. We won’t be able to solve this on our own. We really need to work with other countries, especially those near us,' the Vice President says

NOT JUST WITH U.S. Vice President Leni Robredo continues consulting with various local and international groups on how to reform President Rodrigo Duerte's drug war. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

U.S. intel chiefs at odds with Trump claims on North Korea, ISIS, Iran

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:26 AM

The Coats report also highlights the broad and increasing threat to the United States from China, a point of agreement across the board in the Trump administration

Malacañang summons U.S. envoy over intel report

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim meets with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea over the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Duterte a 'regional threat'

SUMMONED. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim is summoned to Malacañang to explain the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Rodrigo Duterte a 'regional threat.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. intel saying Duterte a threat an 'opinionated assessment' – PNP chief

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:59 PM

National police chief Ronald dela Rosa says they can also easily say that the United States is a threat to Philippine democracy

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U.S. intel agencies say Duterte a 'regional threat' in Southeast Asia

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The CIA and 16 other US intelligence agencies cite President Rodrigo Duterte's suggestion to declare a 'revolutionary government' and impose nationwide martial law as a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia

'REGIONAL THREAT.' President Rodrigo Duterte visits government troops in war-torn Marawi City on July 20, 2017. Duterte's decision to extend martial law in Mindanao due to the Marawi siege is one of the reasons why he is considered a 'regional threat' by US intelligence agencies. Malacañang file photo

China killed or jailed up to 20 U.S. spies – report

May 21, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The losses are comparable to the number of US assets lost in the Soviet Union and Russia because of the betrayals of two infamous spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

U.S. NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The powerful US spy agency says that although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications it would halt the practice to protect the privacy of US citizens

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Trump insists he is 'big fan' of US intel community

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange wrong I simply state what he states it is for the people to make up their own minds as to the truth Trump says in a tweet

TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

BOI: 6 Americans gave 'real-time' info to SAF

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:37 AM

UPDATED The PNP BOI s report on the Mamasapano clash confirm 6 Americans were at the SAF s tactical command post on January 25

US military personnel (L) help their Philippine counterparts prepare to load an injured police commando from one stretcher to another and onto a waiting US military helicopter in the town of Mamasapano on January 26, 2015, following clashes with Muslim rebels. File photo by Mark Navales/AFP

DFA: SAF plan and execution ‘100% Filipino’

Feb 23, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Updated Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Evan Garcia stresses however that ‘intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance’ are within the ambit of the US Philippines cooperation

COOPERATION. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Evan Garcia tells senators on February 23, 2015, that the US helping gather intelligence is part of the PH-US cooperation agreement. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Snowden the 'traitor' looms over Pulitzers

Apr 13, 2014 - 10:53 AM

The question on journalists lips is whether America s most prestigious journalism prize the Pulitzers will honor them when the annual awards are announced Monday

Fort Hood gunman's motive 'may never be known'

Apr 05, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Gunman Ivan Lopez s base commander says the US soldier may have argued with one or more colleagues before the shooting

Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy

Mar 20, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Google s Larry Page condemns US government snooping on the Internet calling it a threat to democracy

LARRY PAGE.  Larry Page, chief executive officer and co-founder of Google listens to questions from the audience during the keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California, on May 15, 2013. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:38 PM

In a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee a former Norwegian minister nominated the fugitive US intelligence leaker for the Nobel Peace Prize

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE.A recent, undated handout picture received from Channel 4 on December 24, 2013 shows US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden preparing to make his television Christmas message. AFP Photo

US officials 'want to kill me': Snowden

Jan 26, 2014 - 11:39 PM

The translated Snowden quotes were released by a German public television chain as part of a longer interview shot secretly in Moscow

SNOWDEN'S FEARS. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said in a TV interview that some US "government officials want to kill" him. File photo from Agence France-Presse/WikiLeaks

Obama nears end of NSA spying review

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:28 AM

How will US President Obama tailor US spying reforms and balance privacy needs with national security interests?

SPYING REVIEW. US President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House's private dining room January 9, 2014. Brendan Smialowski/AFP Photo

German lawmakers eye Snowden being questioned in Russia

Nov 06, 2013 - 11:08 PM

German MPs would like US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to be questioned in Russia on US espionage revelations that have included the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel s phone

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Oct 30, 2013 - 10:10 PM

President Aquino defends DAP Lorna Kapunan resigns as Napoles’ lawyer US intelligence chief defends surveillance operations

Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video‎

Oct 12, 2013 - 9:45 PM

In a meeting former ex CIA analyst Ray McGovern gave Edward Snowden an award that acknowledges integrity in the profession

SURVEILLANCE LIMITS. Edward Snowden says indiscriminate spying is a "far cry" from legitimate programs. Screenshot from Wikileaks video

US: 1,429 people, including 426 children, killed in Syria gas attack

Aug 31, 2013 - 3:25 AM

Key points of the US intelligence report on the Syria gas attack include ‘high confidence that the Syrian government carried [it] out’

Syrian army tanks are seen deployed in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. APF/Stringer

UN to raise new spy claims with US

Aug 27, 2013 - 9:37 AM

The United Nations will approach the US government over a report by a German magazine that US intelligence spied on video conferences by top UN officials

Snowden stayed at Russia's HK consulate – report

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:51 AM

A source in the Russian government confirms Snowden was at the consulate in Hong Kong for two days but he had turned up uninvited

RUSSIAN CUSTODY. A newspaper report says while in Hong Kong, Snowden already called Moscow from the Russian consulate in Hong Kong. He is shown at the Sheremetyevo airport in July 2013 in this file photo from a Human Rights Watch handout

Obama calls Putin over Snowden affair

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:25 AM

The call which officials said had been scheduled for several days will come after Snowden said he wanted to claim temporary asylum in Russia

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Snowden's father: My son is no traitor

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Lonnie Snowden father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden defends his son saying he is not a traitor

NOT A TRAITOR. Lonnie Snowden, father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, defends his son saying he is not a traitor. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

China silent on Snowden

Jun 13, 2013 - 8:33 PM

China s government and official media had remained relatively quiet over the Snowden controversy

WHISTLEBLOWER. Edward Snowden speaks during an interview with British newspaper The Guardian in Hong Kong, June 6, 2013. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

Libya attackers linked to Al-Qaeda: US

Sep 29, 2012 - 10:10 AM

The US intelligence community says a deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a planned attack linked to Al Qaeda but stresses that many unanswered questions remain

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