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China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Wednesday rejected accusations that it steals technology after a former General Electric Co. engineer and his Chinese business partner were indicted on charges of industrial spying. The charges announced Tuesday come amid a tariff war between Beijing and Washington over...

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

Apr. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government in what federal prosecutors called "a textbook example" of industrial espionage. The Department...

Trump called on spy chiefs for help as Mueller probe began

Apr. 21, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that...

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates

Apr. 19, 2019 8:16 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates.

In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

Apr. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," to be released Friday in Britain and the United States, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come...

Russia denies recovering remains of Israeli spy Cohen

Apr. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry has strongly rejected Israeli media reports claiming that Russian officials have taken the remains of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen out of Syria, where he was executed more than five decades ago. Cohen infiltrated the top echelons of Syria's leadership in the early...

AP Exclusive: Mysterious operative haunted Kaspersky critics

Apr. 17, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics

Apr. 17, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's suit looked too cheap for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept returning to...

Mexico releases spy agency's files on current president

Apr. 16, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico released a trove of files from the country's old domestic intelligence agency Tuesday, and they showed the agency was once so paranoid it even spied on members of the former governing party. The top exhibit was the file compiled by domestic agents on current President Andrés...