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World 25 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - EU to quiz U.S. on reports of CIA detention camps

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission will seek answers from Washington on reports the CIA ran secret detention centres in Europe, the bloc's Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini said on Thursday.

Business 19 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

SBC completes purchase of AT&T in US$16b deal

NEW YORK: SBC Communications Inc. completed its purchase of former parent ATT Corp. on Friday after California officials removed the final regulatory hurdle for the $16 billion (euro13.7 billion) deal.

World 18 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraq minister rejects abuse claims; U.S. stern

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's interior minister dismissed reports of prisoner abuse at a secret Baghdad bunker on Thursday, prompting a stern response from the U.S. embassy in an affair that threatens to aggravate sectarian tensions.

World 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraq minister rejects abuse claims; U.S. stern

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's interior minister dismissed reports of prisoner abuse at a secret Baghdad bunker on Thursday, prompting a stern response from the U.S. embassy in an affair that threatens to aggravate sectarian tensions.

World 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. tells Iraq it will not tolerate prisoner abuse

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy told Iraq on Thursday it would not tolerate abuse of detainees or the involvement of militias in detentions, stepping up pressure on the government following revelations of a secret prison bunker.

World 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Court rules Washington Post reporter in contempt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge found Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus in civil contempt on Wednesday for refusing to disclose names of sources in the case of Wen Ho Lee, the former Los Alamos nuclear scientist once suspected of espionage.

World 22 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Possible cover-up a focus in CIA leak case - lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a decision on indictments expected next week, prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative are focusing on whether top White House aides tried to conceal their involvement from investigators, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday.

World 30 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

NY judge orders Abu Ghraib abuse pictures released

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Defense Department to release 74 photos and three videos depicting prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib, some of which may have already been published worldwide.

Business 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bank of China says no comment on report of alleged illicit financial links to North Korea

The Bank of China declined to comment Thursday on a report it is being investigated by U.S. authorities for alleged connections to an illicit North Korean network believed to raise funds for Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

World 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. library sues over controversial Patriot Act

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A controversial Patriot Act clause allowing the U.S. government to demand information about library patrons' borrowing habits is being challenged in federal court for the first time by a library.