Ex-CIA officials say torture report is one-sided, flawed

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A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation techniques produced no valuable intelligence, saying such work had saved thousands of lives.

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U.S. braced for blowback as CIA torture report lays bare abuses

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U.S. braced for blowback as CIA torture report lays bare abuses

The U.S. braced for international blowback after revelations that American-held terrorism suspects received more brutal treatment than previously known, from forcible rectal feeding to being hung from iron bars, under a CIA interrogation program that was ended in 2009.

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Factbox: U.S. Senate panel's findings on CIA torture

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Factbox: U.S. Senate panel's findings on CIA torture

The CIA's interrogation of al Qaeda terrorism suspects in secret prisons was more brutal than policymakers were told and in some cases amounted to torture that failed to generate effective intelligence, a U.S. Senate panel said in a report Tuesday.

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Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in Senate report

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Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in Senate report

Graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants will be detailed by a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the spy agency's anti-terror tactics, sources familiar with the document said.

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Top U.S. justice official promises probe after NYC police chokehold death

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised a full investigation into the choking death of an unarmed black man by a white New York police officer as protests flared for a second day over a grand jury's decision declining to bring criminal charges in the case.

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NY policeman not indicted in chokehold death; U.S. Justice sets probe

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NY policeman not indicted in chokehold death; U.S. Justice sets probe

A New York City grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident.

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More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

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More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

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U.S. using fake cellphone towers on planes to gather data: WSJ

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U.S. using fake cellphone towers on planes to gather data: WSJ

An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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Vietnamese police launch probe into Bio-Rad bribery scandal

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Vietnamese police launch probe into Bio-Rad bribery scandal

Vietnamese police have launched an investigation into allegations that US diagnostic equipment maker Bio-Rad paid US$2.2 million in bribes to Vietnamese health officials from 2005 to 2009 to win business contracts.

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Vietnam probing alleged $2.2mn in healthcare graft related to US’s Bio-Rad

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Vietnam probing alleged $2.2mn in healthcare graft related to US’s Bio-Rad

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security is investigating an alleged bribery case in which U.S.-based Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. reportedly admitted to paying US$2.2 million in bribes to Vietnamese health officials in exchange for contracts to provide medical equipment and chemicals to local hospitals from 2005 to 2009.

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Vietnam set to probe corrupt US medical equipment manufacturer

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Vietnam set to probe corrupt US medical equipment manufacturer

The Ministry of Health has called on police to investigate an American medical equipment manufacturer that has admitted to bribing Vietnamese officials.

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US money-laundering probe draws in Putin's inner circle -WSJ

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US money-laundering probe draws in Putin's inner circle -WSJ

US prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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US diagnostics maker bribed Vietnamese officials

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The US-based Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. admitted that its subsidiaries paid kickbacks to government officials in Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Med-tech firm Bio-Rad fined $55 million for bribes in Russia, Vietnam, Thailand

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Med-tech firm Bio-Rad fined $55 million for bribes in Russia, Vietnam, Thailand

Bio-Rad Technology, the maker of hospital diagnostic machinery, agreed Monday to pay $55 million to settle charges it bribed officials in Russia, Vietnam and Thailand to gain business.

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U.S. to recognize gay marriages performed in seven more states

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The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states, after the Supreme Court last week paved the way for gays and lesbians to get married in a handful of states and some appeals court rulings followed suit, the Justice Department said on Friday.

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