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Russian Court Convicts Former Spy of Treason

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A military court in Moscow has found a former Russian intelligence officer guilty of high treason and desertion for his part in helping U.S. authorities arrest 10 Russian “sleeper” agents in June of last year. The court on Monday convicted Alexander Poteyev on charges of helping expose a ring of Russian spies who had been […]

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WikiLeaks Cable Ties Chinese Officials to Taiwan ‘Honey Trap’

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Documents released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks show that U.S. diplomats suspected a female Taiwanese spy was responsible for the downfall of a top Chinese official. When Chinese Finance Minister Jin Renqing resigned his post in August of 2007, Beijing said he was stepping down for “personal reasons.” But in a U.S. State Department cable […]

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Hezbollah Chief: CIA Recruited Spies for Israel

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says the CIA has recruited at least two low-level members of the group to spy for Israel. In a televised speech Friday, Hassan Nasrallah said two members of his Shi’ite movement had confessed to being CIA agents and the group was investigating whether a third member had […]

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Israeli Foreign Minister: Grapel is Not a Spy

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s foreign minister says a U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt Sunday is not a spy. Avigdor Lieberman said on Israel’s Army Radio Tuesday that American-born Ilan Grapel had no ties with Israeli or American intelligence services, no matter how “strange” or “careless” his behavior. The U.S. says a consular officer visited Grapel in prison Monday […]

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Israeli Foreign Minister: Grapel is Not a Spy

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s foreign minister says a U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt Sunday is not a spy. Avigdor Lieberman said on Israeli military radio Tuesday that American-born Ilan Grapel had no ties with Israeli or American intelligence services, no matter how “strange” or “careless” his behavior. The U.S. says a consular officer visited Grapel in prison Monday […]

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Alleged Israeli Spy is US Citizen

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Friends and family of the alleged Israeli spy detained in Egypt Sunday say he is a 27-year-old American-Israeli who was interning for a non-profit organization in Egypt. Egyptian authorities detained Ilan Grapel for 15 days on Sunday. They say the man entered Cairo around January 25 and had posed as a foreign correspondent. They allege […]

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Egypt Detains Israeli Man Suspected of Spying

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt has detained an Israeli man suspected of spying in Cairo and trying to provoke violence during the uprising that overthrew former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Officials said Sunday the Israeli entered Cairo around January 25 and posed as a foreign correspondent. The officials claim he is an officer with Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. The […]

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Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty in Leak Case

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A former U.S. spy agency employee has pleaded guilty to unauthorized access of a government computer, as part of a plea agreement over a leak of classified documents. Thomas Drake faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for the misdemeanor offense. As part of the deal, the government said it will […]

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