Espionage

July 17, 2019 - 7:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court is preparing to issue its judgment in a dispute between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan over the pending execution of an alleged spy. The International Court of Justice case being decided Wednesday centers on the fate of...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Xudong Yao, also known as...
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Australian student Alek Sigley gestures as he arrives at the airport in Tokyo on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Australian student who vanished in North Korea more than a week ago arrived in Tokyo Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 06, 2019 - 9:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, the house of Harold Thomas Martin III is seeing in Glen Burnie, Md. A high-profile raid at the home of an NSA contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools. Three years later, the case is being resolved but whoever was behind the leak of the hacking tools remains a mystery with significant national security implications. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 06, 2019 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 24, 2019, Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow at the end of 2018, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow said on Twitter Monday July 1, 2019, that the condition of American Whelan held on spying charges in Russia has worsened and that the Russian authorities had rejected a request to send a doctor to examine him. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
July 01, 2019 - 11:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says the condition of an American man held on spying charges in Russia has worsened. The Embassy said on Twitter Monday that Russian authorities had rejected a request to send a doctor to examine Paul Whelan. It said Whelan has received basic medical...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. A federal jury in Texas rejected Wednesday, June 26, 2019, claims by Chinese telecom-equipment maker Huawei Technologies that Silicon Valley start-up CNEX stole its trade secrets. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal jury in Texas has ruled that Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but it didn't award any damages. After a three-week trial, jurors in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, determined Wednesday that while Huawei had misappropriated technology from the...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia. An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, appealed to Trump in a Moscow court on Thursday, June 20, 2019 to intervene in his case and "defend" him. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
June 26, 2019 - 6:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says that it has officially protested the reported mistreatment of a U.S. national who is kept in jail on spying charges. The U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that it has sent a note of protest to the Russian foreign ministry, asking it to...
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Cellular site equipment in London, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. According to Boston-based Cybereason, a group of state-backed hackers has been burrowing into all kinds of telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, the U.S. cybersecurity firm said in a report published Tuesday June 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
June 25, 2019 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — An ambitious group of suspected state-backed hackers has been burrowing into telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said in a report published Tuesday . Boston-based Cybereason said the tactic gave hackers...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia. An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, appealed to Trump in a Moscow court on Thursday, June 20, 2019 to intervene in his case and "defend" him. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges on Thursday appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Paul Whelan was arrested in a hotel room in Moscow at the end of December and charged with espionage, which carries up to 20 years in prison in Russia. The former...
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Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen and U.S. permanent resident, who was released in Tehran after nearly four years in jail on charges of spying, flashes victory signs upon his arrival at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Zakka a Lebanese businessman was allowed to fly to Lebanon, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to "kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial," adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In...
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