US officials were shocked after the European parliament rebuked the Obama administration over plans to monitor international banking transactions for terrorist activity, leaked cables reveal.
Hundreds of sites across the globe that could present a target for terrorist attacks have been identified by US officials.
Julian Assange's lawyer has dismissed attempts to arrest the WikiLeaks founder as a "political stunt".
Qatar is using Al-Jazeera, the Arabic news channel, as a “bargaining tool” to further its international standing, US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks claim.
The Obama government has accepted that the shock waves caused by the WikiLeaks revelations will force it to reshuffle numerous diplomats, military officers and intelligence officials.
An anti-Google campaign was personally overseen by the head of China's powerful propaganda department, US cables claim.
Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups are chiefly funded by private backers in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states friendly to America, diplomats claimed.
China used sophisticated computer hackers specially employed by private companies to plot internet warfare, according to state department cables.
The hacking of Google which resulted in the search engine withdrawing from China was overseen by a senior member of the Communist regime, leaked American cables reveal.
PayPal, the online payment service, has suspended the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations.
Britain’s 'paranoia' over maintaining the 'special relationship' was privately mocked by American officials, cables released by WikiLeaks suggest.