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Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies

The secretary of state claimed in a private meeting that the U.S. intelligence community has recordings of pro-Russian forces being managed by …

'Sign in with Google' button could send Google+ to oblivion

The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered. Indeed, media reports have asserted that Google+ is being chopped up for parts or, at the very least, undergoing …

Pakistan's spy agency ISI accused of kidnapping and killing journalists

Amnesty International says it has "credible concerns" that Pakistan's powerful military spy agency kidnaps, threatens and even kills journalists who cross it.<p>The allegations come amid an unprecedented public standoff between the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the country's …

Russia's second most powerful man becomes the target of new US sanctions

Igor Sechin, the head of Russia's largest state-run oil company, Rosneft, is now the target of new sanctions from the US.<p>Sechin once worked for the KGB and alongside Putin in St. Petersburg. When Putin became president, he made Sechin his energy czar.<p>Within Russia, Sechin is regarded by many to be …

Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses

A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising.<p>Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for …