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NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse

FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable.<p>In Iraq, for example, the<p>National Security Agencywent …

Associated Press News

Foreign Policy Reemerging With a Vengeance in 2016

Take a look at Amer­ic­an pub­lic opin­ion on for­eign policy, and it’s clear that the Amer­ic­an in­stinct is to avoid in­volve­ment in over­seas …

Venezuelan army takes back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army has taken control of entire neighbourhoods in the western city of San Cristobal - which has been a central point of anti-government protests for a month and a half.<p>Thousands of soldiers have cleared the streets of barricades erected by the demonstrators.<p>Al Jazeera's Alessandro …

Pakistan court indicts former president Musharraf on treason charges

A special Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty and comes as a sharp blow to the country's powerful military.<p>The development is the first time that an acting or former army chief …

Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert convicted in corruption trial

JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister<p>Ehud Olmertwas convicted Monday of accepting bribes in a case called one of the nation’s largest corruption scandals, ending an intense two-year trial and most likely his political career.<p>Tel Aviv District Court convicted Olmert and nine other defendants -- …

Corruption

North, South Korea trade fire across sea border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other's waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.<p>The South Korean artillery fire came …