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Israel gives hero's welcome to American spy Jonathan Pollard

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the United States in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state Wednesday to a hero's welcome led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard lands in Israel

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the US in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state on Wednesday, where he was received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Al-Jazeera journalists targeted by spyware: watchdog

Nicosia - Dozens of journalists at Qatar's Al-Jazeera broadcaster had their mobile communications intercepted by sophisticated electronic surveillance, a cybersecurity watchdog said, following a months-long investigation.

British spy thriller author John le Carre dies aged 89

London - John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold", has died aged 89, his agent and family said Sunday.

John le Carre: master of spy thriller who became moral voice

London - John le Carre, who has died aged 89, shot to fame during the chilly depths of the Cold War as master of the spy thriller, before evolving to become a scathing chronicler of the moral costs of globalisation.

British spy thriller author John le Carre dies aged 89

London - John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold", has died aged 89, his agent said Sunday.

Detention of two Canadians in China lawful, Beijing says

Bejing - China's detention of two Canadians for two years on spying charges is lawful, Beijing said Thursday when asked whether the pair would be freed if a Chinese tech boss held in Vancouver returns home.

US allows convicted spy Pollard to move to Israel

Washington - An American jailed in 1985 for spying for Israel was released from strict parole conditions Friday, allowing his move to Israel, the US Justice Department said.

US allows convicted spy Pollard to move to Israel

Washington - An American jailed in 1985 for spying for Israel was released from strict parole conditions Friday, allowing his move to Israel, the US Justice Department said.

Infiltration tactics of Britain's 'spy cops' on trial

London - In 2010, friends told Kate Wilson that her ex-boyfriend and confidant Mark Stone, whom she met at an anti-G8 meeting, never existed. He was in fact a British police officer, whose real name was Mark Kennedy.

Australian academic moved to notorious Tehran jail

Sydney - An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing.

Five Chinese agents arrested in US for targeting Beijing opponents

Washington - Five Chinese agents were arrested on Wednesday for their roles in an operation targeting Beijing's opponents in the United States, US officials announced.

Austria on guard as politician claims Turkish 'assassination plot'

Vienna - While other candidates in Vienna's recent municipal elections were out campaigning, Green politician Berivan Aslan had to stay home due to what she says was an assassination plot with links to the Turkish state.

Australia 'deeply concerned' as writer faces China spying trial

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the prosecution of writer Yang Hengjun after Beijing officials confirmed an espionage case against him would go ahead.

Taiwan rejects China spy claims as 'creating terror'

Taipei - Taipei accused Beijing Tuesday of "creating terror" after state media aired a series of reports on espionage that included alleged confessions of two Taiwanese in Chinese custody.

Spy case of Australian writer reaches China court

Bejing - The espionage case against detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun has reached a Beijing court, China's foreign ministry spokesman said Monday, in a rare update on a man held incommunicado for months since his arrest last year.

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that an "American spy" had been arrested near two Venezuelan refineries, after authorities foiled a plot to "cause an explosion" at another oil complex."Yesterday we captured...

France detains senior military officer suspected of spying

Paris - A senior French military officer stationed at a NATO base has been indicted and detained on suspicion of spying for Russia, local media and legal sources said on Sunday.

Sparking fury, White House halts election security briefings to Congress

Washington - The White House has revealed it is to end in-person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about foreign election interference, sparking accusations Saturday that it was covering up Russian help for President Donald Trump's reelection.

Op-Ed: Espionage – The new spy plague in Australia reflects real tension

Sydney - Australia is hardly the world’s idea of a center of espionage, but there’s now a big problem. A host of cyberespionage issues have been officially reported as a serious threat related to Australian defence programs by the Department of Defence.

Iran says it has arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'

Tehran - Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a US-based "terrorist group" accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, abortive attacks.

Australia accused of failing scholar jailed in Iran

Sydney - Friends of a British-Australian academic jailed in Iran on spying charges launched a public campaign to win her freedom Thursday, saying that Australia's strategy of quiet diplomacy had failed.

UK-Australian academic moved to harsh Iranian jail

Sydney - A jailed British-Australian academic has been moved to a notorious prison outside Tehran, Australian officials said Tuesday, issuing a blunt warning to Iranian authorities that they are responsible for her safety.

Russia and China out to undermine US election, says Biden

Washington - Russia and China are trying to undermine US democracy in the run-up to November's presidential election, Joe Biden said, citing intelligence briefings he is now receiving."The Russians are still engaged in trying to delegitimize our electoral process.

Austrian politicians trade accusations over Wirecard

Vienna - The dramatic collapse of German payment provider Wirecard fuelled a political row in Austria Monday, with former right-wing coalition partners trading accusations of links to key players in the scandal.

Spying claims are latest twist in Germany's Wirecard thriller

Berlin - The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payment provider Wirecard: the Austrian man at large over Germany's worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.

Employee of Merkel's press office suspected of spying for Egypt

Berlin - A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office is suspected of having spied for Egypt, a government report said Thursday.

Russian bounties: Pentagon vows 'action' if intel confirmed

Washington - Top Pentagon officials pledged Thursday to "take action" if the US military could corroborate intelligence suggesting Moscow paid militants linked to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.

Pompeo insists US firm on Russia but leaves open door to Putin

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration insisted Wednesday it has been firm with Russia over Afghanistan but kept open the door to inviting President Vladimir Putin for a summit.

Pompeo doesn't rule out inviting Putin to expanded G7 summit

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday left the door open to President Vladimir Putin attending a US summit but insisted the administration has been firm over Moscow's activities in Afghanistan.
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Dusko Popov the playboy. Born to a wealthy and prominent family  he was accustomed to living well an...
Dusko Popov the playboy. Born to a wealthy and prominent family, he was accustomed to living well and cultivated an impressive lifestyle that drew people to him, especially the ladies.
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Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
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