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Ukraine bans religious organizations with links to Russia

Dec. 02, 2022 09:57 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Friday banned the activities of religious organizations “affiliated with centers of influence” in Russia and said it would examine the links between the Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox churches. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a...

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

Nov. 30, 2022 09:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the...

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

Nov. 25, 2022 21:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The five-member Federal Communications...

Iran-born brothers charged in Sweden with spying for Russia

Nov. 11, 2022 06:54 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Iranian-born brothers were charged in Sweden with aggravated espionage for allegedly spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for around a decade, prosecutors said Friday. One of the men worked for Sweden's domestic intelligence agency. ...

Norway gives Russian name to academic detained for spying

Oct. 28, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A prosecutor with Norway’s domestic security agency on Friday gave a Russian name for the man who entered the country as a Brazilian but is suspected of spying state secrets for Russia. Thomas Blom of Norway’s Security Service said the man's name was...

Swedes want further probing into Baltic Sea pipe line blasts

Oct. 28, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor wants “a supplementary crime scene investigation" at the site of explosions that damaged two natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea and said Friday that a preliminary probe concluded the cause was “suspected gross sabotage." ...

Report: Suspected spy had a one-way ticket out of Norway

Oct. 27, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of spying for Russia in Norway had bought a one-way ticket out of the Scandinavian country for the day after he was detained, his lawyer said Thursday. “He was originally leaving. He had a one-way ticket for Oct. 25,” his lawyer...

Russian Embassy accuses Norway of promoting 'spy mania'

Oct. 26, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Russian Embassy in Norway's capital denied knowing anything about a man suspected of spying in the northern European country and alleged Wednesday that authorities there have used drone and ship sightings, as well as Russians with cameras, to fuel “spy mania.” ...

Norway detains university lecturer as suspected spy

Oct. 25, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's domestic security agency said Tuesday it has detained a man who entered the country as a Brazilian citizen but is suspected of being a Russian spy. A local court ordered him held for four weeks. Martin Bernsen, a spokesman for the Norwegian...

Norway intel agency takes over probe into drone sightings

Oct. 19, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's domestic security agency on Wednesday took over investigations of drone sightings near key infrastructure sites hours after the airport in the country's second-largest city briefly closed due to area residents spotting at least one drone nearby. ...