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It was 16 years ago today when Turkish Prime Minister of the day Bülent Ecevit appeared before the cameras and announced that Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) who was captured a day before on Feb. 15, 1999, was brought to Turkey and put in prison.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta has had a meeting on Thursday with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, where both underlined the progress recorded within the Romania-US Strategic Partnership, the Romanian Government informs in a press release sent AGERPRES.
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The European Parliament's civil liberties, foreign affairs and human rights committees will resume investigations into the CIA's alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in EU countries, in the light of the US Senate's new revelations of the use of torture by the CIA, says a resolution passed on Wednesday.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on the FBI to withdraw its representative from a February event in Texas sponsored by a controversial group.
"European governments that cooperated with the CIA's secret detention, interrogation and torture operations as part of the USA's global 'war on terror' must act urgently to bring those responsible to justice following a US Senate report containing new details," Amnesty International said in a briefing paper published on Monday.
The Defence Ministry of South Korea expressed its concern over the growing cyber army of North Korea and the progress its rival has made in nuclear weapons.
According to the claims, North Korea has a 6000-strong cyber army dedicated to disrupting South Korea's government and military, the Guardian reports.
In a surprising exercise in openness on security issues, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday said he was ready to make public all information about Romania's alleged involvement with CIA detention and rendition programs, after his government earlier said "such proof doesn't exist".