Espionage

March 01, 2019 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — 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. Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court ruled Friday to keep a former U.S. Marine held for alleged spying jailed in Moscow for another three months. Michigan resident Paul Whelan was arrested at a hotel in the Russian capital at the end of December. Whelan's lawyer has said his client was handed a flash...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:16 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. Maj. Durrani co-authored "Spy Chronicles," a book that documents his exploits as head of Inter-Services Intelligence from 1990 to 1992,...
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Pakistan's attorney general Anwar Mansoor Khan, right, greets Deepak Mittal, the joint secretary of India's Foreign Ministry, as he present oral arguments at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court in an attempt to save the life of an Indian naval officer sentenced to death last month by a Pakistani military court after being convicted of espionage.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 18, 2019 - 6:47 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Bellingcat investigative organization says it has established the identity of an alleged Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain when a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Bellingcat on Thursday identified the...
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Fashion from the Zimmermann Fall 2019 show is modeled during Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 11, 2019 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one. The Australian designer had espionage on her mind for fall Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman label. In luxe trench coats made of buttery leather, hooded anoraks and bomber...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018 file photo, police officers stand guard at the bottom of the road where poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal lives in Salisbury, England. Bulgaria will investigate reports about a third suspect in last year's nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, a suspect who has also been allegedly involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling party says Bulgaria's intelligence services will present evidence at a parliamentary hearing Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
February 10, 2019 - 10:03 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, members of the media work outside the United States consulate in Istanbul. Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, working at the consulate, is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Topuz, has been in custody since October 2017. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)
February 02, 2019 - 5:35 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday. A court ruled to keep Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, in...
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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, center, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray speak Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Justice Department in Washington. The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company's business and violating U.S. sanctions.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 28, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, a top company executive and several subsidiaries, alleging the company stole trade secrets, misled banks about its business and violated U.S. sanctions. The charges were announced just...
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Trader Timothy Nick, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street as traders worry about the impact on U.S. companies of a slowdown in China's economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 28, 2019 - 9:29 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were lower on Tuesday after the U.S. Justice Department unsealed criminal charges against China's Huawei, its subsidiaries and a top executive ahead of trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1 percent to 20,448.47 and the Kospi in South Korea...
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