Espionage

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of Russian military aviation in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 8:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia's top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked about the arrests that the Kremlin has coordinated anti-corruption...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2019, apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It does not name specific countries or companies and gives the Department of Commerce 150 days to come up with regulations. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 16, 2019 - 4:01 am
In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever...
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Pigeons fly outside the main Justice Palace in Istanbul, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, as the trial begins against Metin Topuz, a Turkish employee of the United States Consulate in Istanbul charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government. Topuz, a translator and assistant for the Drug Enforcement Agency at the consulate, will have his second hearing Wednesday. He has been in pre-trial detention since October 2017. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
May 15, 2019 - 5:58 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A U.S official has called for the trial of a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate on espionage charges to be resolved "swiftly, transparently and fairly." The trial was adjourned Wednesday until June 28. Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency...
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FILE - This Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
May 14, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely...
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FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers on Gallagher's defense team told The Associated Press that emails they and a reporter received from military prosecutors in the case contained tracking software. (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 8:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defense lawyers and a reporter in an attempt to discover who was leaking information to the news media, according to...
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Montenegro police officers guard the entrance to the court during the verdict in the case of ''attempted terrorism'' and ''creating a criminal organization'', in Podgorica, Montenegro, Thursday, May 9, 2019. A court in Montenegro has sentenced 13 people, including two Russian secret service operatives, to up to 15 years in prison after they were found guilty of plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
May 09, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. The two Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov...
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April 29, 2019 - 4:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A man accused of spying for the United Arab Emirates has been found dead in his prison cell, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said Monday. The state-run news agency described the incident as suicide. The man was one of two suspects arrested in Istanbul earlier this month on...
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April 24, 2019 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry has complained the country is unfairly accused of stealing technology after a former General Electric Co. engineer and his Chinese business partner were charged with industrial spying. The foreign ministry said Wednesday that it had no details of the case...
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April 23, 2019 - 3:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government in what federal prosecutors called "a textbook example" of industrial espionage. The...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories...
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