Latest Espionage News

A man charged with helping the Hong Kong intelligence service in the UK has been found dead

May. 22, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of assisting Hong Kong authorities gather intelligence in the United Kingdom who was found dead in a park over the weekend had attempted suicide after he was charged, a prosecutor said. Matthew Trickett, 37, was found dead in a park in Maidenhead, west...

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

May. 22, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind. ...

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the US

May. 20, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal an extradition order to the United States on espionage charges, a London court ruled Monday — a decision likely to further drag out an already long legal saga. High Court judges Victoria Sharp and Jeremy Johnson ruled for...

Timeline of the Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

May. 20, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won a key battle on Monday in his decade-and-a-half-long attempt to avoid extradition to the United States on espionage charges. Two judges at London’s High Court ruled that Assange can appeal against his extradition order. ...

A U.K. court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges

May. 20, 2024 07:44 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court

May. 19, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The host of a news conference about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition fight wryly welcomed journalists last week to the “millionth” press briefing on his court case. Deborah Bonetti, director of the Foreign Press Association, was only half joking....

Poland puts judge who defected to Belarus on wanted list, opening way to international warrant

May. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial judge who fled from Poland to neighboring autocratic Belarus has been put on a wanted list, a step toward an international arrest warrant on espionage allegations, the Polish national prosecutors' office said Thursday. ...

Hong Kong calls for respect of its overseas-based trade offices after UK charged its London staffer

May. 14, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday urged foreign governments to respect its overseas-based trade offices after a staff member in its London branch was charged in Britain for allegedly working for the Chinese city's intelligence service. Chief Executive John Lee said his...

Britain to expel Russian attaché in response to 'reckless and dangerous activities' by Moscow

May. 08, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain will expel Russia’s defense attaché over spying allegations as part of several measures the government announced Wednesday to target Moscow’s intelligence gathering operations in the U.K. Home Secretary James Cleverly said the measures were aimed at what...

German foreign minister says Russia will face consequences for monthslong cyber espionage

May. 03, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany on Friday accused Russian military agents of hacking the top echelons of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party and other sensitive government and industrial targets, and was joined by NATO and fellow European countries in warning that Russia’s cyberespionage would have...