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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender. More »

  • Business Highlights Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ___ Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in ... More »

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency ... More »

  • US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks
    US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The US spy agency targeted Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms for years, WikiLeaks said on Friday, in the latest revelations about Washington's snooping on allies. More »

  • US 'Spied On Japanese Government And Firms'
    US 'Spied On Japanese Government And Firms' Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Major companies and senior politicians in Japan have been spied on by the US, according to Wikileaks. In newly-released documents Wikileaks listed 35 telephone numbers that were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for interception. Wikileaks said the surveillance lasted for eight years, and demonstrates "the depth of US surveillance of the Japanese government". More »

  • What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call
    What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system. More »

  • Today in History Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. More »

  • U.S. to parole convicted Israeli spy Pollard on November 21
    U.S. to parole convicted Israeli spy Pollard on November 21 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21 after 30 years in prison, a federal parole board ruled on Tuesday. Pollard's planned release, which was quickly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, would remove a longstanding irritant in U.S.-Israel relations at a time of increased friction between the two close allies over President Barack Obama's landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Pollard, who has remained jailed for decades despite numerous efforts by Israel to secure his early release from a life sentence, will be required to remain in the United States for five years under the terms of his parole, his attorneys said. More »

  • Last Kuwaiti in Guantanamo seeks to return home
    Last Kuwaiti in Guantanamo seeks to return home Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Fayiz al-Kandari has been held without charge for 14 years in US prison in Cuba, where he was allegedly tortured. More »

  • Ambitious trade talks head to Hawaii for final stage
    Ambitious trade talks head to Hawaii for final stage Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    People pass an advertisement protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Washington, DC on July 23, 2015 More »

  • Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries
    Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Demonstrators protest in Washington against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which critics fear could lead to higher costs for generic drugs, longer copyright protections and a more tightly-regulated ... More »

  • Reporter who accused Azeri leader of corruption goes on trial
    Reporter who accused Azeri leader of corruption goes on trial Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A top Azerbaijani investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner, who accused the country's president of corruption, went on trial Friday on charges she denounced as politically motivated. More »

  • Special Report: How Sony sanitized Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese cen …
    Special Report: How Sony sanitized Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese cen … Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    By Clare Baldwin and Kristina Cooke HONG KONG/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures – the Great Wall. Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. It is just one of a series of changes aimed at stripping the movie of content that, Sony managers feared, Chinese authorities might have construed as casting their country in a negative light. More »

  • Germany presses US to clear up latest espionage claims Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has called the U.S. ambassador to press for Washington to clear up allegations that the country's foreign minister was a target of eavesdropping. More »

  • German spy chief sees reason to thank Snowden Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. More »

  • Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday. More »

  • Ex-employees probed in attack on Italian cybersecurity firm
    Ex-employees probed in attack on Italian cybersecurity firm Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Milan prosecutors are investigating six former employees of surveillance software maker Hacking Team in connection with a massive attack on the data system of the Italian cybersecurity firm, sources familiar with the case said on Friday. Its customers include the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to internal documents published online. More »

  • Next step in Iran nuclear deal: Reassure nervous Saudis Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama are facing the next step of the historic nuclear deal signed earlier this week: reassuring those who are skeptical and fearful of what it means. President Obama will host Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at the White House today, just days after the US helped secure a deal with the kingdom’s greatest regional rival. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia? More »

  • Nuclear deal: Saudis signal they'll act before Iran gets the money Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The nuclear deal that will lift tough sanctions on Iran is mobilizing Saudi Arabia to turn the tide against its regional rival in Yemen and Syria before it makes an economic recovery, military officials and analysts say. According to the sources, the military component of the Saudi offensive will include the use of special forces on the ground in Yemen, and a potentially widened use of Saudi and allied Sunni air power in Syria. The Saudis have signaled their intent to employ ground forces in Yemen previously, but have not done so. More »

  • Swedes waiting for Ecuador as Assange deadline looms
    Swedes waiting for Ecuador as Assange deadline looms Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Swedish prosecutors said Thursday that they were still waiting for Ecuador's permission to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, as the statute of limitations nears for some of his alleged crimes. More »

  • Israeli 'commandos assassinated' top Syrian general
    Israeli 'commandos assassinated' top Syrian general Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    A leaked NSA document says killing of Brigadier General Mohammed Sleiman in 2008 was an Israeli military operation. More »

  • Israel assassinated top Syrian general: leaked US files
    Israel assassinated top Syrian general: leaked US files Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Israel is responsible for the 2008 murder of a top security aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to secret US intelligence files. More »

  • As Pentagon mulls ending ban, transgender soldiers talk about serving country … Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A decorated veteran of seven combat missions and a member of the famed special counterterrorism unit SEAL Team Six, former Senior Chief Beck was part of the one of the most elite fighting forces in the world, the “toughest of the tough,” the former senior chief says, before leaving the Navy in 2011. “My primary concern was service to my country, to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to defend my nation,” says Beck. Recommended: How much do you know about gay rights in America? More »

  • The IAEA: the world's eyes and ears in Iran
    The IAEA: the world's eyes and ears in Iran Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Staff at the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN watchdog set to play a vital role in the new Iran nuclear deal, call this pleasantly cool basement the dungeon. More »

  • South Korean spy agency explored technology to hack chat app
    South Korean spy agency explored technology to hack chat app Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's beleaguered spy agency has acknowledged exploring the purchase of technologies to intercept communications on the popular Kakao Talk smartphone chatting service, but maintains it only intended to strengthen its monitoring of rival North Korean agents, not South Koreans, lawmakers said Tuesday. More »

  • US military to consider transgender troops
    US military to consider transgender troops Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The US military will consider opening its doors to transgender people who are currently banned from service and can be booted out if discovered, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said. More »

  • Italian cyber-security firm suspects foreign government was behind mass att …
    Italian cyber-security firm suspects foreign government was behind mass att … Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Italian cyber-security firm Hacking Team said a government might have been behind a massive hack of its systems and warned that the subsequent leaking of its computer codes could prove a field day for criminals. Unknown hackers last week downloaded 400GB of data from the firm, which makes surveillance software that allows law enforcement and intelligence agencies to tap into the phones and computers of suspects. "Given its complexity, I think that the attack must have been carried out at a government level, or by someone who has huge funds at their disposal," David Vincenzetti, the CEO of Hacking Team, told Sunday's La Stampa newspaper. More »

  • Q&A with Italian PM: 'I think Sisi is a great leader'
    Q&A with Italian PM: 'I think Sisi is a great leader' Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    In wide-ranging interview Matteo Renzi discusses Greece's future, the migrant crisis and the Egyptian president. More »

  • U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades - WikiLeaks
    U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades - WikiLeaks Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff had gone on far longer and more widely than previously realised. WikiLeaks said the NSA targeted for long-term surveillance 125 phone numbers of top German officials. More »

  • WikiLeaks posts library of leaked Italian hackers' emails Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks has published a searchable library of the massive email trove stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, ensuring more exposure for the spyware vendor's secretive clients. More »

  • WikiLeaks: NSA targeted German chancellery, Merkel aides Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a new list of German phone numbers it claims showed the U.S. National Security Agency targeted phones belonging to Chancellor Angela Merkel's close aides and chancellery offices for surveillance. More »

  • US 'spied on Brazilian president and top officials'
    US 'spied on Brazilian president and top officials' Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks publishes NSA list of 29 phone numbers of top officials that were bugged. More »

  • US spy agency targeted top Brazilian officials: WikiLeaks
    US spy agency targeted top Brazilian officials: WikiLeaks Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Aside from listening in on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's phone calls, US spies also targeted top political and financial officials, according to new information released by WikiLeaks on Saturday. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A Fine Gael TD’s comments, the funerals of those killed in Tunisia and a traffic collision had people talking. More »

  • France refuses Assange's 'request' for asylum
    France refuses Assange's 'request' for asylum Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. More »