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US spy jailed in Cuba for 20 years comes home

This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross, as well as a swap for a U.S. intelligence asset held in Cuba and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S. Gross' wife Judy is at center. (AP Photo/Jeff Flake)

This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence information at the highest levels of the Cuban government.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report details torture; US not safer

CIA Torture Report

The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Senate investigators concluded Tuesday.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nica asks for more intelligence funds


The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, which is tasked to gather local and foreign intelligence vital to the country’s security and economy, pleaded with the Senate Friday for more intelligence funds, saying its allocation for this purpose was dwarfed by the amounts received by other agencies.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police, military in Western Mindanao join forces to combat crime, threats to security


A ranking police official in Western Mindanao has called for a “more active and systematic collaboration between the military and the police” to fight off threats to the peace and order in this city.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group behind Naia-3 bomb try a threat to public safety – NSC

NBI Director Vergilio Mendez  together with DOJ Secretary Leila Delima show seized evidence from the Ultra Rightist Group USAFE,  during a presscon held at the NBI. 

The head of the National Security Council said on Wednesday the group behind the aborted attempt to detonate explosives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was no threat to national security, but nevertheless posed a threat to public safety.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »