• US risks losing moral authority over torture, suggests Cameron – Telegraph.co.uk

The London Conference On Afghanistan Is Closed With An Address From The Prime Minister

CIA officers also beat him regularly and put him in a coffin-like box that they said would be the only way he would ever leave their custody. At times, it appears that even his interrogators were horrified by what they were doing. One CIA note from the jail quoted by the Senate report says: “Several on the team profoundly affected, some to the point of tears and choking up.” Abu Zubaydah, who is now 43, remains in Guantanamo Bay to this day. It is claimed that the CIA significantly overestimated his seniority within al-Qaeda. While some CIA officers have claimed that the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used on him produced useful intelligence, others say that the…

How Yulia Tymoshenko won the hearts of the Ukraine protesters – Telegraph.co.uk

“It was not politicians or diplomats or world leaders who made this happen. It is you, the people who stood on Maidan, who changed the situation,” “It was never a fair fight. How can it be a fair fight when you have a wooden shields against sniper rifles and kalashnikovs. But the people knew it was not fair and they continued,” she said. But she got her biggest cheer when she promised there would be no forgiveness for those who killed protesters. “The snipers who put their bullets through the hearts of our heroes but a bullet in all our hearts. And it will never be removed until every one of them is punished,” she…

Astronauts step outside space station on repair mission – Telegraph.co.uk

Two Nasa astronauts, their spacesuits newly modified with snorkels in case of another water leak, floated outside the International Space Station for a second day as they continue the marathon three-day task of fixing the outpost’s cooling system. The latest spacewalks were prompted by the December 11 shutdown of one of the station’s two ammonia cooling systems, which forced the crew to turn off non-essential equipment and shut down dozens of science experiments. While the six-member crew is not in danger, the remaining cooling system cannot support the three laboratories and other modules on the US side of the station, a project of 15 nations. The Russian side of the station has a separate cooling…