Espionage

Britain's Prince William and David Beckham during the global premiere of Netflix's "Our Planet" at the Natural History Museum in London, Thursday April 4, 2019. (John Sibley/Pool via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince William, spy extraordinaire? Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain's secret services to understand how the country's security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6...
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This photo provided by Alexandria Sheriff’s Office shows Kevin Mallory. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will be asking for vastly different prison terms as Mallory, a former CIA officer is formally sentenced for spying for China. A jury convicted Mallory in 2018 under the Espionage Act for providing top secret information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000. (Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:54 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys will be asking for vastly different prison terms as a former CIA officer is formally sentenced for spying for China. A jury convicted Kevin Mallory of Leesburg last year under the Espionage Act for providing top secret information to Chinese...
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March 31, 2019 - 3:35 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station on Sunday, saying they were carried out by firing squad in a...
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March 28, 2019 - 1:28 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say a Russian diplomat has quietly left Sweden following the arrest of a computer specialist he allegedly handled as a spy and met for dinner in Stockholm to carry out an act of espionage. The delay in Moscow recalling the diplomat after he was seen...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF PHOTOGRAPHERS NAME People walk to the Justice Palace as a trial against Metin Topuz, a Turkish employee of the United States Consulate in Istanbul charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, began in Istanbul, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency at the consulate, will have his first hearing Tuesday. He has been in pre-trial detention since October 2017. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
March 28, 2019 - 8:38 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul ruled on Thursday that a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate should remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The court's interim...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, March 25, 2019. Ardern has announced a top-level inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques on March 15. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
March 25, 2019 - 12:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 15, 2019 - 7:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader denied that Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally in an effort to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe. Premier Li Keqiang's rejection of spying accusations at a news conference...
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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, attends a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
March 14, 2019 - 7:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has upheld an earlier ruling to keep a former U.S. Marine in a Moscow jail for three more months as he faces espionage charges. Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, was arrested in a hotel room in the Russian capital at...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting with top officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB) at its headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Putin urged the agency to tighten the protection of information related to new weapons. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin urged Russia's top domestic security agency on Wednesday to tighten its protection of information related to new weapons and other sensitive data. In a speech to top officials of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, Putin said...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Guildhall, in Salisbury, England, Monday, March 4, 2019, on the first anniversary of the Skripal poisoning. British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 11:43 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, England as the city on Monday marked a year since a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy. The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, represented the first use of a nerve agent...
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