Latest Espionage News

London court to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Assange is extradited to the US

May. 20, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a hearing Monday in the High Court in London that could end with him being sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges, or provide him another chance to appeal his extradition. The outcome will depend on how much weight judges...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court

May. 19, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The host of a news conference about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition fight wryly welcomed journalists last week to the “millionth” press briefing on his court case. Deborah Bonetti, director of the Foreign Press Association, was only half joking....

Poland puts judge who defected to Belarus on wanted list, opening way to international warrant

May. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial judge who fled from Poland to neighboring autocratic Belarus has been put on a wanted list, a step toward an international arrest warrant on espionage allegations, the Polish national prosecutors' office said Thursday. ...

Hong Kong calls for respect of its overseas-based trade offices after UK charged its London staffer

May. 14, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday urged foreign governments to respect its overseas-based trade offices after a staff member in its London branch was charged in Britain for allegedly working for the Chinese city's intelligence service. Chief Executive John Lee said his...

Britain to expel Russian attaché in response to 'reckless and dangerous activities' by Moscow

May. 08, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain will expel Russia’s defense attaché over spying allegations as part of several measures the government announced Wednesday to target Moscow’s intelligence gathering operations in the U.K. Home Secretary James Cleverly said the measures were aimed at what...

German foreign minister says Russia will face consequences for monthslong cyber espionage

May. 03, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany on Friday accused Russian military agents of hacking the top echelons of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party and other sensitive government and industrial targets, and was joined by NATO and fellow European countries in warning that Russia’s cyberespionage would have...

2 men charged in the UK with spying for China are granted bail after a court appearance in London

Apr. 26, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former researcher working in the U.K. Parliament and another man charged with spying for China were granted bail Friday after an initial court appearance in London. Christopher Cash, 29, and Christopher Berry, 32, were charged with violating the Official Secrets...

Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him in jail until at least June 30

Apr. 24, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will remain jailed on espionage charges until at least late June, after a Moscow court on Tuesday rejected his appeal that sought to end his pretrial detention. The 32-year-old U.S. citizen was detained in late March 2023...

Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him jailed on espionage charges until at least June 30

Apr. 23, 2024 10:42 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him jailed on espionage charges until at least June 30.

A far-right German EU lawmaker's aide is arrested on suspicion of spying for China

Apr. 23, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man who works for a prominent German far-right lawmaker in the European Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of spying for China, authorities said Tuesday. The detention came less than 24 hours after three people were arrested for spying for China in a separate German case. ...