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Stories with subject: Espionage
  • Iran sentences 2 people to jail for spying for US, Israel 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 1:25 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.

  • Obama expresses regret to Japan's Abe for spying charges 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:01 am

    TOKYO - President Barack Obama has called Japan's leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. spied on senior Japanese officials, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

  • University student pleads guilty to making Android spy app 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:26 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A Carnegie Mellon University student who hoped to sell enough malicious software to infect 450,000 Google Android smartphones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal law meant to prevent hacking of phones and computers.

  • Correction: Spying TVs-California story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:25 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - In a story Aug. 20 about legislation to warn consumers about recording TVs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Samsung changed its policy on recording conversations. The company changed its manuals to reflect that its smart TVs do not record or store conversations. AP also erroneously reported that Samsung supports the legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, AB1116. The company has not taken a public position on the bill.

  • German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:08 am

    BERLIN - A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday.

  • Police: Tattoo parlor owner hid cameras, spied on tenants 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:20 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City tattoo parlor owner has been charged with repeatedly watching five people use the bathroom in the apartment of a 25-year-old employee who lived above his business.

  • Russia gives Estonian security officer 15 years in prison 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:02 pm

    MOSCOW - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian security service officer to 15 years in prison for spying in a case that Estonian officials dismissed as revenge for his investigation into a Russian smuggling ring.

  • Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.

  • Pakistan police officers, spy fired over child abuse case 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:53 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - A top government official in eastern Pakistan says he has fired a provincial intelligence chief and three senior police officers for failing to act against a gang that blackmailed the families of children it sexually abused.

  • UK court rejects bid to extradite Rwandan spy chief 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 1:37 pm

    LONDON - A British court on Monday rejected a bid to extradite Rwanda's intelligence chief to Spain to stand trial for war crimes.

  • Israel arrests man accused of spying for Hezbollah 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 7:38 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel says it has arrested a Swedish citizen and charged him with spying for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group.

  • Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.

  • Correction: Ecuador-Hacking The Opposition story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 3:35 pm

    LIMA, Peru - In a story Aug. 6 about Ecuador and digital surveillance, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of electronic devices infected by the government's spy agency with a company's software, based on a computer screenshot. The screenshot shows 13 devices were either infected or targeted for infection, not that 13 were infected. 

  • Bulgaria puts former top spy behind bars 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 1:10 pm

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - A military court has sentenced Bulgaria's former intelligence chief, Kircho Kirov, to 10 years in prison and half of his property to be confiscated for embezzling millions in public funds.

  • US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.