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Stories with subject: Espionage
  • Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 7:06 am

    LONDON - The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.

  • Official: spy was in Lebanon to help kidnapped Czech 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:40 am

    PRAGUE - The Czech defense minister says a military spy who was among five Czechs returned Thursday from Lebanon was seeking information about a fellow countryman kidnapped in Libya last year.

  • University webcam spy case ruling expected in 3-4 months 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 6:27 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on a roommate who later killed himself likely will have to wait a few months to find out whether a state appeals will order his 30-day jail sentence invalidated or lengthened or will send him back for a new trial.

  • Ben Whishaw is a long way from James Bond in 'London Spy' 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 11:50 am

    LONDON - Ben Whishaw is trapped in a web of intrigue within a world of secrets. But he's a long way from James Bond in "London Spy," a TV thriller that explores the murky, morally ambivalent side of British espionage and power.

  • Turkish prosecutor seeks life term for 2 jailed journalists 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:18 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish prosecutors are seeking life prison terms for two prominent journalists who have been jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syrian rebels, their newspaper said Wednesday amid growing concern for media freedom in Turkey.

  • Analysis: Russia's tone familiar after spy poisoning report story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 3:00 pm

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his subordinates went before reporters and portrayed it as a groundless accusation concocted by a relentlessly hostile West.

  • What We Know: Key takeaways in case of poisoned spy 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 5:05 pm

    A British judge has concluded that two Russians, acting at the behest of Moscow's security services and probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin, poisoned ex-KGB agent and fierce Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko. Here's what we know:

  • UK judge: Putin 'probably approved' killing of ex-KGB agent story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-21-16 3:44 pm

    LONDON - Almost a decade after former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital bed, a British judge has concluded who poisoned him: two Russian men, acting at the behest of Russia's security services, probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin.

  • Key findings from British report into former agent's killing story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 2:14 pm

    LONDON - Judge Robert Owen's report into the killing of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was published in Britain Thursday. Here are some of the key findings from the report:

  • The Latest: US looking closely at UK report on Litvinenko story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 2:02 pm

    LONDON - The latest developments in the lengthy British public inquiry into the 2006 poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

  • Timeline of events in Alexander Litvinenko investigation story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:20 am

    LONDON - A British judge has published a report on the 2006 death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by the Russian security service to kill him with poison. Here is a timeline of events surrounding the case:

  • 5 charged in alleged scheme to steal drug secrets 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 7:13 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Five people were indicted in federal court on charges they took part in an alleged scheme to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline and sell them to competitors in China.

  • Palestinians arrest official suspected of spying for Israel 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 2:54 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian officials say they have arrested a staffer in the office of the chief negotiator on suspicion of leaking documents to Israel.