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Suspected North Korean Spy Arrested in South Korea

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say a man who defected from North Korea nearly a decade ago has been arrested and charged with spying for Pyongyang. Authorities say the man, who was not identified, had a job with the Seoul city government supporting North Korean defectors. He is accused of sending Pyongyang a full list of the […]

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Kremlin Denies Involvement in High-Technology Spy Ring in US

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Kremlin says it had nothing to do with an alleged spy ring in the United States involving smuggled high-technology military equipment to Russia. U.S. authorities have arrested 11 people, including suspects from Russia and other former Soviet states. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov said Thursday the charges are of a criminal nature and […]

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Germany Charges Suspected Russian Spies with Espionage

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors say they have indicted two people suspected of spying for Russia on Germany, the European Union, and NATO. Federal prosecutors announced this week that the pair, known only as Andreas and Heidrun A., have been charged with espionage. The couple is alleged to have spent more than 20 years in Germany, communicating with […]

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China: Diplomat in Japan Not a Spy

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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China is rejecting Japanese media reports that suggest a Chinese diplomat was spying on businessmen and politicians in Japan. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Weimin said Wednesday the accusations against the diplomat, whom he identified as Li Chunguang, are groundless. “He is a researcher who has been doing research on Japan for a long time. He […]

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Former British Official: Britain Attempted Spy Plot in Russia

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A former top British official has admitted for the first time that Britain spied on Russia using electronic equipment inside a phony rock. Jonathan Powell told the BBC that British spies were clearly responsible for the espionage attempt in Moscow six years ago. He said Russia had known about the spy plot for some time […]

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Former Soviet Spy Vartanian Dies

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Gevork Vartanian, a former Soviet intelligence agent who helped derail a Nazi plot to assassinate allied leaders during World War Two, has died. He was 87 years old. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service made the announcement Wednesday, saying Vartanian died Tuesday in Moscow. Vartanian, whose father was a Soviet agent of Armenian descent based in Iran, […]

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Iran TV Shows Alleged US Spy ‘Confessing’

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran state television has broadcast a video of a young man who the Tehran government says is a CIA spy. The broadcast Sunday identified him as Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who was born in Arizona to Iranian parents. It said Hekmati was specially trained and served at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The video shows […]

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Egypt Frees Israeli-American Held as ‘Spy’

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt and Israel have completed the release of 25 Egyptians for an Israeli-American man held in Egypt on allegations of spying. Freed Israeli-American Ilan Grapel was flown from Cairo to Tel Aviv on Thursday shortly after Israel transferred the 25 Egyptians at the Taba border crossing to the Sinai. The Egyptians had been imprisoned in […]

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Egyptians Cross Into Sinai in Prisoner Swap With Israel

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is transferring 25 Egyptian prisoners to the Sinai in a swap for an Israeli-American man held in Egypt on spy charges. Witnesses say the Egyptians were being transported across the Taba border crossing Thursday. Initial reports said Egyptian authorities were taking the Israeli-American, Ilan Grapel, to the Taba crossing for his handover to Israel. […]

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Israeli-American Freed in Prisoner Swap

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt is freeing an Israeli-American man detained on charges of spying under a prisoner swap deal with Israel. Egyptian authorities have taken Ilan Grapel to the Taba border crossing with Israel Thursday. Israel is exchanging 25 Egyptian prisoners, three of whom are minors. Grapel apparently entered Egypt in January. In June, Egyptian authorities accused him […]

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