Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling.
Germany asked the United States why the CIA mistakenly detained a German citizen and imprisoned him in Afghanistan for months, but the response was inadequate, former German Interior Minister Otto Schily said. [More tea?]
A one-time Communist Party journalist Liu Binyan became known in exile as the "conscience of China" has died. Liu said Communist Party members should not put their ultimate loyalty in the party, but in a "second kind of loyalty" —
The Defense Department's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), certainly one of the more mysterious Pentagon agencies, and one that is at the center of the Defense Department's expanded programs aimed at gathering and analyzing intellige
A Boston clothing store owner agreed to stop selling "Stop Snitching" T-shirts amid concerns the message was intimidating murder witnesses after threats from the Mayor and outraged community leaders. Had sold 300 to 400 a month
The hotline - designed to help identify foreigners and others who could harm U.S. interests - has become a venting board for thousands of tips from across the USA that have nothing to do with potential threats to the homeland.
Deborah Davis' refusal to show her identification to federal police at a bus stop, a 50-year-old Arvada, Colo., grandmother of five, was handcuffed, placed in a police car and ticketed for two petty offenses by Federal Protective Services officer
A decision by the Richmond court to withdraw its order would make it much harder for Padilla to pursue his appeal, but would also remove judicial backing for the detentions.
Britain wants new laws on telecoms records, biometric data for identity papers and visa information. Businesses must keep details about callers, who they spoke to, where and when, and would apply to land telephone lines and mobile phones, text messa
"It's becoming one of the public issues Sec. Rice is going to have to address on her next trip," said a European official. "The mood in Europe is one of increasing concern over what people call the American 'gulag' and the
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects as part of an unprecedented war to prevent massive attacks on civilians.
The Justice Department issued a broad defense Tuesday of an investigative tool used by the FBI to compel businesses to turn over customer information without a court order or grand jury subpoena.
"The DOJ is committed to protecting civil liberties and to using all investigative tools judiciously and within the bounds of the law. We urge the Congress not to let a distorted and misleading portrayal of the FBI's use of this vital invest
British journalist and think-tank fellow Anatol Lieven wrote his book "America Right or Wrong" as a wake-up call for the United States to curb its nationalism or face the consequences.
"People are definitely going to notice it," he said. "We want that shock. We want that awe. But at the same time, we don't want people to feel their rights are being threatened. We need them to be our eyes and ears."
The ACLU, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Realtors and the Financial Services Roundtable are demanding changes in the antiterror law's rules on government access to confidential business re
The Bush administration’s hype about terrorism serves no purpose other than to build a police state that is far more dangerous to Americans than terrorists. Despite the large number of alleged "terrorists" being held, there isn't a shre
The self-styled "world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate, voted to prevent prisoners at Guantanamo from filing habeas corpus petitions to our federal courts regarding their conditions of confinement, including complaints o
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko said on Saturday it was time to apportion blame for the man-made famine that killed millions of his compatriots under Soviet rule in the 1930s.
The Defense Department has expanded its programs aimed at gathering and analyzing intelligence within the United States, creating new agencies, adding personnel and seeking additional legal authority for domestic security activities in the post-9/11
The attorney general mounted a robust defence yesterday of his advice to newspapers that they risked breaching the Official Secrets Act if they published details from a confidential memo reportedly detailing a conversation between George Bush and Ton
I'll go to jail to print the truth about Bush and al-Jazeera. It must be said that subsequent events have not made life easy for those of us who were so optimistic as to support the war in Iraq. There were those who believed the Government's
Tony Blair has been accused of undermining decades of British campaigning for international human rights by using the war on terror to give a "green light" to torture.
Three Catholic clergy are facing prison sentences in the US after acts of civil disobedience against a military training school which teaches torture techniques. Protests began 16 years ago, and since then 180 people have served federal prison senten
“I was told, ‘he’s still an enemy combatant according to the president and therefore they can still detain him at anytime.”
Satellite images could help determine if the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe. "With the help of precise geographic coordinates which I have obtained, it would be possible to obtain high-definition satellite images taken between the beginning o
Australian Prime Minister John Howard faces opposition from all sides but is still expected to succeed in pushing through contentious workplace reforms and tough anti-terror laws starting next week.
Don't you want to know whether Jose Padilla, the American citizen held as an enemy combatant from June 2002 until this week, was indeed conspiring—or even ringleading—a plot to set off a "dirty bomb" somewhere inside the United States?
The Mirror, a UK publication which reported Tuesday on an alleged US plan to bomb an Arab TV station seen as anti-US, has been gagged from reporting any further on the memo and its contents by Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.
When the UK Presidency suggested to the EU that telecoms service providers and ISPs should be forced to retain information about the telephone calls you make and the sites you visit might help the recording industry fish for file-sharing networks, DR