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Czechs ban Rosatom from nuclear tender, rule out Sputnik vaccine

Prague - The Czech government said Monday it would eliminate Russia's Rosatom from a multi-billion-euro tender to build a new nuclear plant unit and would no longer consider buying Sputnik V vaccines.

Russia's mystery duo back in the spotlight accused of black ops

Moscow - In 2018, after former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, Britain said it had identified two Russian agents seen wandering through the sleepy English town.

Moscow lashes out after Prague accuses Skripal suspects over deadly blast

Moscow - Tensions between Moscow and Prague spiralled Sunday with Russia ordering out 20 diplomats, a day after the Czech Republic accused the suspects in the Skripal poisoning of being behind a deadly 2014 explosion on its soil.

Protests, anger as Prague digests spat with Moscow

Prague - Protesters smeared the Russian embassy wall with blood-like ketchup and politicians on Sunday vowed consequences after the Czech government alleged Russian secret services had orchestrated a fatal explosion in 2014.

Czech govt expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 blast

Prague - The Czech government said Saturday it would expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents of the Russian SVR and GRU services that are suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion.

Czech govt expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 blast

Prague - The Czech government said Saturday it will expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents of the Russian SVR and GRU services that are suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion.

Europe on alert as Russia steps up aggressive spying

Paris - By Didier LAURAS — Three years after the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats from the West over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Moscow's representatives in Europe are coming under scrutiny again following a raft of new spy scandals.

Op-Ed: Assange and the inexcusable repression of journalism

Washington - You have to wonder what’s journalism these days. A US government spent 4 years calling literally everything fake news and publishing its own fake news. Real news, however, can get you arrested, and that’s Assange’s big issue. The difference is…?

Italy expels Russians after spies 'caught red-handed'

Rome - Italy expelled two Russian officials on Wednesday after an Italian navy captain was caught red-handed by police selling secret documents to the Russians.

Australia rumbles 'nest of spies' targeting defence tech

Sydney - Australia's top spymaster has revealed that his agency disrupted a "nest of spies" sent by an unnamed foreign intelligence service to steal sensitive trade and defence secrets.

British-Australian academic says Iran tried to recruit her as spy

Sydney - A British-Australian academic who spent two years imprisoned in Iran has claimed Tehran tried to recruit her as a spy in exchange for her freedom.

US court orders NKorea to pay $2.3 bn over 1968 USS Pueblo seizure

Washington - A US court has ordered North Korea to pay damages to the crew and family of the spy ship USS Pueblo, who were tortured and mistreated for 11 months in 1968 after being captured by the North Korean navy.

German man charged for spying at parliament for Russians

Berlin - German prosecutors said Thursday they have filed spying charges against a man suspected of passing floorplans of parliament to Russian secret services, in a new case that risks further inflaming tensions between Berlin and Moscow.

SolarWinds hack required massive, sophisticated effort: Microsoft president

Washington - The stunning SolarWinds hack that cybersecurity experts blame on Russia likely took a massive, disciplined effort by more than 1,000 software engineers, Microsoft President Brad Smith said Tuesday.

North Korea 'tried to hack' Pfizer for vaccine info — South's spies: reports

Seoul - North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports.

Britain expels Chinese spies posing as journalists: report

London - Britain has expelled three Chinese spies working in the UK while posing as journalists over the past year, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

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.
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