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Review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’ revives the espionage film’s essentials Special

In the complex and captivating ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ a German intelligence agent heads a counter-terrorist investigation that embroils an uneducated illegal immigrant. This is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final role as a leading man.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Turkey arrests 100 top police in wire-tapping probe

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law

Beijing - Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Russia 'agrees to reopen Cuba spy base'

Moscow - Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily reported Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin visited the island last week.
In the Media by AFP

Obama speaks with Merkel after spy row

Washington - President Barack Obama spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station chief in Berlin.
In the Media by AFP

German lawmakers consider using typewriters to counter espionage

After the latest information on the extent to which the German government is being spied on, reports say that a few politicians want to go back to using typewriters since there are a few notable advantages to them.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Merkel laments breakdown of trust in U.S. spy row

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented on Saturday the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country.
In the Media by Céline Le Prioux (AFP) - 1 comment

Germany eyes overhauled U.S. partnership in talks on spy row

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Friday he would urge a revived U.S. partnership based on "trust and mutual respect" in talks with his American counterpart after Berlin's expulsion of a CIA station chief in a spying row.
In the Media by Kate Millar (AFP)

Germany kicks out top U.S. intelligence officer in spy row

Berlin - Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies.
In the Media by Frank Zeller (AFP)

Germany kicks out top U.S. intelligence officer in spy row

Berlin - Germany on Thursday expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin in an escalating row over alleged spying by the U.S. that has opened the worst diplomatic rift in years between the Western allies.
In the Media by Frank Zeller (AFP)

Germany probing new spy case after alleged US double agent

Berlin - The second case within days of alleged US spying in Germany on Wednesday threatened to further strain transatlantic ties already frayed by the NSA surveillance scandal.
In the Media by AFP

Germany probing new spy case after alleged US double agent

Berlin - German authorities said Wednesday they were investigating an alleged foreign spy as reports said the suspect was the second within days believed to be working for US intelligence.
In the Media by AFP

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

Berlin - Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after the discovery of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.
In the Media by Deborah Cole (AFP)

Secret documents say NSA had broad scope, scant oversight

Washington - The US National Security Agency has been authorized to intercept information "concerning" all but four countries worldwide, top-secret documents say, according to The Washington Post.
In the Media by AFP

Assange asked to model at London Fashion Week

London - Julian Assange has been asked to star in a fashion show by British designer Ben Westwood at Ecuador's London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently holed up in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.
In the Media by AFP

Iran cyberspies created fake news website

Washington - Spies based in Iran created a bogus news organization used for espionage since 2011 against US and Israeli military targets, security researchers said.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

U.S intelligence opposed to giving Israelis visa waiver

The U.S and Israel have been trying to put in place a visa waiver program that will allow Israelis to travel to the U.S as tourists for 90 days without having to apply for a visa.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 3 comments

Iran court overturns ex-U.S. Marine's death sentence

Tehran - Iran's Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former U.S. Marine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit

Jerusalem - A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the defence ministry said, boosting the Jewish state's ability to monitor arch-foe Iran.
In the Media by AFP

Obama weighs costs, benefits of spy release

Washington - President Barack Obama faces a classic costs versus benefits conundrum as he considers whether to free Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to save failing Middle East talks.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

Washington - A US Senate committee will vote next week on whether to declassify its report on a CIA interrogation program, potentially shedding light on some of the most objectionable tactics of America's war on terror.Disputes over the 6,300-page review and the ye...
In the Media by AFP

Obama proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

Washington - US President Barack Obama is proposing to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection, exposed by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.A senior administration official said Tuesday that Obama had considere...
In the Media by AFP

US eyes ending NSA's bulk data collection: reports

Washington - President Barack Obama's administration is readying a legislative plan to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection, US media reported.The "NSA would end its systematic collection of data about Americans’ calling...
In the Media by AFP

China tech giant Huawei condemns 'NSA spying'

Beijing - Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei condemned the US National Security Agency on Monday after reports revealed the organisation had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years.The New York Times and Germany's Der Spiegel said on Satur...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. could free Israeli spy Pollard to save peace talks

Jerusalem - The United States could free Jonathan Pollard, serving a life term for spying for Israel, as a way of saving deadlocked peace talks with the Palestinians, Israeli radio reported Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

US NSA spies on China telcoms giant Huawei, reports claim

Washington - The US National Security Agency has secretly tapped into the networks of Chinese telecom and internet giant Huawei, the New York Times and Der Spiegel reported on their websites.
In the Media by AFP

TED turns 30 with new chapter of 'ideas worth spreading'

Vancouver - TED turns 30 years old with a mind-sizzling mix of intrigue, wonder and passion in the renowned gathering's new home in Canada.A conference born in California in 1984 that grew into a global forum for heady "ideas worth spreading" ended Friday after ga...
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

NSA: Snowden does disservice to whistleblowers

Vancouver - The deputy head of the NSA spying agency accused fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Thursday of displaying "amazing arrogance" in revealing US eavesdropping techniques.NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett argued that Snowden, hailed as a...
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

NSA: Snowden does disservice to whistle-blowers

Vancouver - NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett on Thursday spoke out against former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, saying he does a disservice to whistle blowers.Ledgett took aim at Snowden in a hastily arranged video-link to a prestigious TED conference...
In the Media by AFP

Google's Page says U.S. online spying threatens democracy

Vancouver - Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned U.S. government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.His comments came during an on-stage chat at a TED gathering, where a day earlier fellow Google founder Sergey Brin was speaking.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment
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