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Gina Haspel was confirmed as the new CIA director after the US Senate voted 54-45 in her favour. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the CIA’s first woman director despite her role in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history.(...)

 Gina Haspel: wrote a letter to senator Mark Warner, a Democrat on the intelligence committee, addressing concerns about the interrogation programme after the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Senate intelligence committee has endorsed Gina Haspel’s nomination to become the next head of the CIA, paving the way for her approval by the fu(...)

Former Russian military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court  on August 9th, 2006. Photograph:  Yuri Senatorov/AFP/Getty Images

The ageing Russian spy had been a free man for only a few years when he turned up in Prague for a secret meeting with his former adversaries. He looke(...)

Whatever you imagine could happen in Trumpworld. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Once I would have rolled my eyes at a season of Homeland in which the Russians deftly manoeuvred to control whether a Democratic woman, an increasingl(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: the  North Korean leader hailed a planned meeting with US president Donald Trump as a “historic” opportunity. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA VIA KNS

Donald Trump and his one-time foe Kim Jong-un will meet for a historic summit on June 12th in Singapore, the US president announced yesterday. Mr Tru(...)

Fatima Boudchar, wife of Libyan politician Hakim Belhadj, and their son Abderrahim, arriving at the House of Commons on Thursday to hear an apology from prime minister Theresa May over the role of British spies in the 2004 rendition of Ms Boudchar and her husband to Libya. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Britain has apologised to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained(...)

Gina Haspel: will attend her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

Gina Haspel, US president Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, faces a key Senate hearing on Wednesday as she continues to battle questions about (...)

Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump will announce his decision from the White House. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump will say on Tuesday whether the United States will remain in the Iran nuclear deal. The American president said on Twitter that he will a(...)

A protest rally in Moscow against a court decision to block the Telegram messenger service because it violated Russian regulations, on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

With less than a week to go until Vladimir Putin is sworn in for a fourth term as Russia’s leader, the Kremlin wants to avoid a repeat of the massive (...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The couple seemed happy to be together again. When US president Donald Trump welcomed French president Emmanuel Macron to the White House on Tuesday(...)

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