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Rising terror threat from Syria, Africa: US spy chief

Syria's civil war serves as a "huge magnet" for terror groups, while sub-Saharan Africa has become a "hothouse" for extremists, US intelligence chief James Clapper warned Wednesday. Presenting an annual intelligence assessment, Clapper described a mounting danger from "globally dispersed" violent extremists from the Middle East to Africa aligned or inspired by Al-Qaeda, even as the terror group's core leadership has been steadily weakened in Pakistan.

Rising terror threat from Syria, Africa: US spy chief

Syria's civil war serves as a "huge magnet" for terror groups while sub-Saharan Africa has become a "hothouse" for Islamist extremists, US intelligence chief James Clapper warned on Wednesday. Presenting an annual intelligence assessment of global threats, Clapper described a mounting danger from jihadists aligned or inspired by Al-Qaeda, even as the terror group's core leadership has been steadily weakened in Pakistan.

China 'frustrated' with ally North Korea: US spy chief

China appears "frustrated" with volatile rhetoric from its ally North Korea but is eager to see the regime stay in power as a "buffer state" on its border, US spy chief James Clapper said Thursday. The national intelligence director told lawmakers that North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-Un, who has threatened nuclear war with the United States, was testing China's patience.

China 'frustrated' with ally North Korea: US spy chief

China appears "frustrated" with volatile rhetoric from its North Korean allies but is eager to see the regime stay in power as a "buffer state" on its border, US spy chief James Clapper said Thursday. The national intelligence director told lawmakers North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-Un, who has threatened nuclear war with the United States, was testing China's patience. "China is under new leadership and the indication we have is that China is rather frustrated with the behavior and belligerent rhetoric of Kim Jong-Un," Clapper told the House Intelligence Committee.

INTERVIEW-Clapper says budget cuts would be disastrous for U.S. spy agencies

* U.S. intelligence budget classified except overall figure * Cutbacks would include informants, electronic surveillance By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. spy agencies are making preparations for potentially sweeping budget cuts that could drastically limit their ability to respond to crises, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday.
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