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UK prosecutors charge 2 men with spying for China, including a parliamentary researcher

Apr. 22, 2024 08:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men, including one who was reported to be a parliamentary researcher, were charged with spying for China, British prosecutors said Monday. Police said Christopher Berry, 32, and Christopher Cash, 29, were charged with “providing prejudicial information to a...

Pakistan investigating the shooting death of a suspect in the 2013 killing of an accused Indian spy

Apr. 14, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man who had been acquitted of killing accused Indian spy Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore prison in 2013, a police official said Sunday. Pakistan has previously accused India’s intelligence agency...

Conservative revolt in the House blocks effort to reauthorize a key US spy tool

Apr. 10, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would reauthorize a crucial national security surveillance program was blocked Wednesday by a conservative revolt, pushing the prospects of final passage into uncertainty amid a looming deadline. The legislative impasse follows an edict earlier in the day from former...

Turkey and Israel announce trade barriers on each other as relations deteriorate over Gaza

Apr. 09, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Israel announced trade barriers on each other Tuesday as relations deteriorated further amid the war in Gaza. Turkey, a staunch critic of Israel’s military actions in the territory, announced that it was restricting exports of 54 types of products...

Iran frees 4 conservationists who worked to save cheetahs before being convicted of espionage

Apr. 09, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran released four conservationists who had worked to save the endangered Asiatic cheetah before they were convicted on espionage charges and spent five years in prison, local media reported on Tuesday. The Tehran newspaper Etemad said authorities released on...

An espionage scandal rocks Austria, laying bare alleged Russian spying operations across Europe

Apr. 08, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria faces its biggest espionage scandal in decades as the arrest of a former intelligence officer brings to light evidence of extensive Russian infiltration, lax official oversight and behavior worthy of a spy novel. Egisto Ott was arrested March 29. The 86-page...

Turkey arrests two more people suspected of spying for Israel

Apr. 05, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested two people suspected of providing information to the Israeli spy agency, a top official said Friday, in the latest in a series of such arrests in Turkey. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said the suspects allegedly gathered...

Austrian minister aims to tighten espionage law to ban spying against international organizations

Apr. 04, 2024 04:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's justice minister said Thursday that she plans to tighten the country's rules on espionage, which currently is explicitly banned if directed against Austria itself but not if it targets other countries or international organizations. Justice Minister Alma...

Chancellor says Austria needs to deter Russian infiltration after allegations of spying emerge

Apr. 01, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The arrest in recent days of a former Austrian intelligence officer on serious allegations of spying for Russia suggests that Austria needs to boost its security to thwart Russian infiltration, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Monday. The allegations against...

A growing number of Americans end up in Russian jails. The prospects for their release are unclear

Mar. 29, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A journalist on a reporting trip in a Ural Mountains city. A corporate security executive traveling to Moscow for a wedding. A dual national returning to her hometown in Tatarstan to visit her family. All of them are U.S. citizens, and all are behind bars in...