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William Burns confirmed to be CIA director

The U.S. Senate backed veteran diplomat William Burns on Thursday to become President Joe Biden’s Central Intelligence Agency director. The Senate voted by unanimous consent, without objection, to approve Burns, a former …

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CIA Director announces resignation

CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has had an increasingly strained relationship with President Trump during the final year of his administration, announced Tuesday that she is leaving the agency. "It has been the greatest honor of …

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Iranian judiciary hands death sentence to CIA spy

An individual accused of spying for the CIA in Iran has been sentenced to death, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Ismaili said. He added that the Supreme Court has upheld the capital punishment for the U.S. …

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CIA espionage network disclosed in Iran

The CIA's spy network has been identified in Iran, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said. "In a complicated process against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 290 spies from its espionage network …

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Former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo' passes away

Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo, has died at the age of 78. He had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease.  At the CIA, Mendez specialised in disguises, forgery and …

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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA Director

US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director, making her the first woman to lead the spy agency. The Senate vote of 54-45 in favor of Haspel came mostly along party lines. She needed support from several Democratic …

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