The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a foreign intelligence service of the US Government. It is focused on overseas intelligence gathering and analyzing security information.
Since it was formed in 1947 it has increasingly expanded its role to now include covert paramilitary operations. Here you find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the CIA.
Fifty former national security officials, including a former CIA director say the presidential candidate "lacks the character, values and experience to be president." They said Donald Trump would be the most reckless candidate in US history.
Independent candidate Evan McMullin, a former CIA agent, faces an uphill battle - lacking name recognition, money and time. Despite the obstacles, he does have some support among establishment Republicans.
Security authorities view the surveillance of homes and communications indispensable to fight terrorism. Civil rights advocates disagree. The Federal Constitutional Court will now have the last word on the subject.
A Portuguese court has said a CIA officer must serve a prison sentence in Italy for her role in an extraordinary rendition program. The controversy has embroiled Italian officials as well as American spies.