The Washington Post says a classified report concludes the CIA lied to Congress about interrogation used on suspected terrorists. It claimed harsh techniques produced vital intelligence that helped stop terrorist plots.
The German government has not yet responded in kind to the apology offered by Macedonia to a German citizen abused by the CIA in 2003. The wrongfully imprisoned Khalid al-Masri says he was tortured while in custody.
Following the firing of Rex Tillerson, President Trump said he would nominate Gina Haspel for CIA director. Haspel would be the first woman in the position, but she has already attracted controversy in a former role.
The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN's expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among "the most serious international crimes."
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become the next US secretary of state, after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson following a series of public policy rifts on North Korea, Russia and Iran.
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