Espionage

Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab holds a photo of bullets he says were seized with other weapons in connection with what the government calls a failed attack over the weekend aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
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September 14, 2020 - 4:18 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday accused a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the Caribbean nation of spying and planning to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest and kill innocent people. The man, alleged to have CIA ties, had help...
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September 09, 2020 - 2:15 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted five journalists over their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya and sentenced them to more than three years in prison, state-run media reported. But all have been released from custody pending the...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, Richard Ratcliffe husband of imprisoned British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses during an Amnesty International led vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Iran's state TV, citing unnamed official, said Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new charge but did not elaborate. Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic after serving nearly all of her five-year sentence. She was arrested during a holiday with her toddler daughter in April 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
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September 08, 2020 - 11:31 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British Iranian dual national held in Tehran in an internationally criticized espionage case faces a new charge, Iranian state television announced Tuesday, raising fears she could be forced to return to prison following her temporary release. The report, citing an unnamed...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, people walk in the front of the Credit Suisse bank at the tram stop Paradeplatz in the square's centre in Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland's financial market oversight body said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that it has opened “enforcement proceedings” against Credit Suisse in the wake of a spying scandal that has marred the image of the elite bank. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP, File)
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September 02, 2020 - 2:27 am
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's financial market oversight body said Wednesday that it has opened “enforcement proceedings” against Credit Suisse in the wake of a spying scandal that has marred the image of the bank. The move by FINMA, the Swiss market supervisory authority, comes after an independent...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, visitors look at a scale model of a Chinese aircraft carrier during an exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army at the military museum in Beijing. China is protesting the alleged incursion of a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone imposed during live-fire military exercises in the country's north in a statement issued Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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August 26, 2020 - 2:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is protesting the alleged incursion of a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone imposed during live-fire military exercises in the country’s north. In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense said the action had “seriously interfered in normal...
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This booking photo provided by the Alexandria, Va, Sheriff's Office, shows Peter Debbins, a former Army Green Beret, who was arrested Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, for allegedly conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)
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August 21, 2020 - 9:30 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia was arrested on Friday, charged with divulging military secrets about his unit's activities in former Soviet republics during more than a decade of contacts with Russian intelligence. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45,...
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August 17, 2020 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI has been charged with spying for China, including by disclosing tradecraft and information on sources to Chinese intelligence officers who had co-opted him, according to documents unsealed Monday. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski speaks to the media, as his attorney Miles Ehrlich stands behind him outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Levandowski, a former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project, was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $850,000 after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke, File)
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August 04, 2020 - 10:19 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came...
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August 04, 2020 - 11:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The US Embassy in Moscow said Tuesday it had no information on the whereabouts of an American convicted in June of espionage, despite reports that he is being transferred to a prison colony in central Russia. Paul Whelan’s brother David said Tuesday on Twitter that he “appears to now...
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July 30, 2020 - 7:21 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two Catalan separatist politicians filed a lawsuit Thursday against the former head of Spain’s intelligence agency and an Israeli technology company for allegedly trying to hack their cell phones. Roger Torrent, the speaker of Catalonia’s regional parliament, and Ernest...
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