CIA

WARSAW, Poland | Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

WARSAW, Poland — A newly declassified secret of the CIA’s is the handiwork of experts in Poland: custom-made plates, bowls and other pieces of tableware painted with the U.S. intelligence agency’s official seal. Helena Smolenska, the head of the craft-maker cooperative in the town of Boleslawiec that produced the ceramic set, said workers met the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

ASPEN, Colorado | Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resigns

ASPEN, Colo. — The acting watchdog at the CIA, who has been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers, is resigning, the agency confirmed Friday. Christopher Sharpley, whose nomination for the inspector general post had stalled in the Senate, said in a memo to employees that he is stepping down within 30 days. CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani … Continue reading ASPEN, Colorado | Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resigns

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is harsh on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo. — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats‘ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — place in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is harsh on Russia, at odds with Trump

PYONGYANG, North Korea | Pompeo in North Korea vows to get details of nuke commitment

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his first trip to Pyongyang since President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un last month with a vow to nail down the specifics of Kim’s commitments on denuclearization. Pompeo, who arrived in the North Korean capital on Friday, has the crucial task of … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | Pompeo in North Korea vows to get details of nuke commitment

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Citizen College Students Can Apply July 1-31, 2018 for Virtual Student Federal Service eInternships

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world. We have even recently changed our name from “Foreign” Service to “Federal” Service to reflect the 50 U.S. agencies now participating.  This year there are more than 1,500 eInternship … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Citizen College Students Can Apply July 1-31, 2018 for Virtual Student Federal Service eInternships

WASHINGTON | American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday in what his family called “this miracle.” Holt and his wife, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in US

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Haspel praised as ‘most qualified’ for CIA

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on CIA nominee Gina Haspel (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The Republican chairman of a Senate panel is praising President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next director of the CIA. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is telling Gina Haspel that she is “without a doubt, the most qualified … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Haspel praised as ‘most qualified’ for CIA

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Sanders: Haspel offered withdrawal to shield CIA

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The White House says acting CIA director Gina Haspel “wanted to do everything she could to protect the agency” when she offered to withdraw her nomination to permanently lead the CIA. Press secretary … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Sanders: Haspel offered withdrawal to shield CIA