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Trudeau reassures allies over spy security breach

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure Canada's allies over security after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be "potentially devastating.

Iran charges three detained Australians with spying: report

Tehran - Iran has charged three detained Australians with spying, Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday, citing judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior police intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Monday.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the RCMP said Monday.

Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies

Washington - In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers.

Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House

Washington - President Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied a media report that Israel spied on cell phones in the vicinity of the White House -- and President Donald Trump said he believed him.

US says reports of CIA mole in Kremlin put lives at risk

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday angrily denounced news reports detailing the secret exfiltration of a CIA mole who had operated at the top levels of the Kremlin, saying such reports could put lives at risk.

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

Washington - US agents extracted a high-level mole in the Russian government who had confirmed Vladimir Putin's direct role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election, American media reported.

Ex N.Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

Berlin - A former prisoner in North Korea has told German media that he used to spy for the CIA, seeking out nuclear secrets and taking pictures with a concealed wristwatch camera.

Pakistan grants India access to alleged spy on death row

Islamabad - Pakistan said it would grant consular access to an alleged Indian spy on death row Monday, weeks after the International Court of Justice called for a review of his sentence in a case that has stoked tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Mexican president says spy camera found in office

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday a "sophisticated camera" had been found in his offices, but added that he was unconcerned because he has nothing to hide.

'Help me': Aussie accused of spying in China pleads to return home

Sydney - An Australian academic arrested in China accused of being a spy has asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help him "go home as soon as possible".

South Korea to scrap military intel-sharing pact with Japan

Seoul - South Korea said Thursday it will terminate its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, sparking protest from both Tokyo and Washington amid an intensifying trade and diplomatic dispute between the Asian neighbours.

Aussie ex-spy offers surprise guilty plea for leaking East Timor plot

Sydney - A former Australian spy announced a surprise guilty plea Tuesday for exposing an alleged 2004 bugging operation against East Timor officials, after years of fighting the charges.

US announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept

Sydney - A new round of sanctions were imposed on Moscow Saturday by the United States over the 2018 poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom.

Journalists investigating Russia targeted by cyberattacks: ProtonMail

Geneva - Reporters investigating Russian military intelligence have been targeted by highly sophisticated cyberattacks through their encrypted email accounts, with evidence suggesting Moscow was responsible, the email service provider ProtonMail and journalists...

FBI: 1,000 probes into Chinese intellection property theft

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has nearly 1,000 investigations open into attempted intellectual property theft, nearly all of them involving Chinese, FBI director Christopher Wray said Tuesday.

China's police state goes global, leaving refugees in fear

Sydney - Muslims who escaped China's crackdown in Xinjiang still live in fear, saying new homes abroad and even Western passports afford them no protection against a state-driven global campaign of intimidation.

Trump: Iran claim to break up CIA network 'totally false'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday denied Iran's claim that it dismantled a CIA spy ring and arrested 17 suspects with alleged links to the US intelligence agency."The report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth," Trump tweeted.

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy network busted

Tehran - Iran arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring, an official said Monday, as tensions soar between the Islamic republic and arch-enemy the United States.

India demands Pakistan release accused 'spy' after world court ruling

New Delhi - India on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice called for a review of a death sentence against him.The arch-rivals each declared victory after the world court ruling made late Wednesday.

World court orders Pakistan to review alleged spy's death sentence

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to review the death sentence for an alleged Indian spy, in a ruling hailed by nuclear rival New Delhi as a "complete victory".

India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice will decide Wednesday on India's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan, in a case that has stoked tensions between the South Asian rivals.

Germany extradites convicted top ex-spy to Croatia

Zagreb - A former top Yugoslavian spy, sentenced in Germany for the 1983 murder of a dissident, was extradited Thursday to Croatia to serve his 30-year jail term, the interior ministry said.

Probes show Russia staged Skripal attack from London

London - An open-source investigation has found that a top Russian military intelligence officer coordinated last year's Salisbury chemical attack from a London hideout using his phone and a few messaging apps.

Putin, May to meet at G20 after spy scandal: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet in Japan this week for the first time since the row over the killing of a former Russian spy, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

US protests to Russia over arrest conditions of alleged spy

Moscow - The United States on Wednesday formally protested over the arrest in Russia of former US marine Paul Whelan, who has been jailed on charges of espionage since December.

Trump's Pentagon nominee quits, Iran targets CIA network

Washington - President Donald Trump lost his nominee for Pentagon chief on Tuesday, adding to the volatility in a tense standoff with Iran, which claimed to have dismantled a CIA network.

China probes FedEx after Huawei parcels misrouted

Bejing - China on Friday launched an investigation into FedEx for "failing to deliver express packages" to the correct addresses in the country, state media said, after the US delivery service misrouted some Huawei parcels.

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's full extradition hearing to face espionage charges in the United States will begin in February, an English judge ruled on Friday.
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