Latest Espionage News

UK coroner asks for public inquiry into Novichok poisonings

Sep. 22, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of British woman who was poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent after an attack targeting a Russian ex-spy said Wednesday that she wants the probe to be turned into a public inquiry so she can examine Russia's possible...

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect, a member of the country's military intelligence service, in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. Prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge...

UK police charge third Russian suspect in nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 06:02 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK police charge third Russian suspect in nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy.

Man sentenced in Sweden for corporate espionage for Russia

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for spying for Russia by handing over confidential information on the Swedish truck and bus maker Scania to a Russian diplomat in return for money over several years. The man,...

UK spy chief warns Taliban takeover could fuel terror plots

Sep. 10, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has “heartened and emboldened” extremists and could lead to the return of major “al-Qaida-style” attack plots against the West, the head of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday. MI5 Director...

Israel promotes military handler of agent who spied on U.S.

Sep. 01, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is granting a promotion to the handler of an agent who spied on the United States, more than 30 years after the episode strained U.S.-Israel ties and less than a year after the handler was pardoned by former President Donald Trump. Ex-air force...

Real estate employees could face felony charges

Aug. 26, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a prominent Gainesville commercial real estate firm whose offices were stormed by an armed SWAT team this summer could face felony charges after a criminal investigation said they bilked their former employer out of a cache of confidential documents and...

Russian hypersonic technology expert accused of high treason

Aug. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Thursday ordered a specialist in hypersonic technologies to be kept in jail pending trial on charges of high treason, in the latest in a series of espionage cases targeting Russian scientists. The Lefortovo District Court ruled at a...

US granted more grounds to appeal on Assange extradition

Aug. 11, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court on Wednesday granted U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds for appealing an earlier U.K. court decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is wanted on espionage charges. District...

Germany arrests alleged Russian spy at UK embassy in Berlin

Aug. 11, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has arrested a British citizen on suspicion of spying for Russia while working at the British Embassy in Berlin, officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that the man was detained on Tuesday in the city of Potsdam southwest...