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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...

Ex-DuPont worker gets prison for theft of ethanol secrets

Apr. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former DuPont manager to 3 ½ years in prison for stealing valuable trade secrets about its ethanol fuel business and giving them to a competitor who hired him. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ordered 55-year-old Josh Isler of St. Ansgar, Iowa, to spend...

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...

Russian court sends Norwegian man to prison for espionage

Apr. 16, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday found a Norwegian man guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 14 years in a high-security prison. Retired Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg was arrested in Moscow in December 2017 and accused of collecting information about Russian nuclear submarines for...

Venezuela's ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

Apr. 12, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a U.S. drug warrant a few weeks after he threw his support behind opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised the late leader...