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National intelligence agency of the United States

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Central Intelligence Agency: National intelligence agency of the United States
The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States.

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Chrissy Teigen bemoans teenagers on TikTok behaving like 'CIA ops' [Video]

Chrissy Teigen bemoans teenagers on TikTok behaving like 'CIA ops'

TikTok has encouraged teenagers to behave like "CIA ops", according to Chrissy Teigen.

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Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threatened by 'kangaroo court' [Video]

Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threatened by 'kangaroo court'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington would not allow Americans to be threatened by "a kangaroo court," after President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against an..

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Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threated by 'kangaroo court' [Video]

Pompeo on ICC: U.S. won't be threated by 'kangaroo court'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington would not allow Americans to be threatened by "a kangaroo court," after President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved [Video]

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Wednesday, accusing an insurance company graphic designer who died 20 years ago of the country's most..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published
Iran to execute alleged ‘CIA spy’ involved in Soleimani's killing [Video]

Iran to execute alleged ‘CIA spy’ involved in Soleimani's killing

Iran judiciary says Iranian citizen who provided information to CIA, Mossad about General Soleimani to be executed soon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

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