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Russia detains American suspected of espionage

The FSB domestic security service said the American was arrested on Friday 'while carrying out an act of espionage'.

China denies ‘slanderous’ economic espionage charges from US, allies

China-US ties in recent months have also been affected by a protracted trade war, though there is currently a truce as both countries try and work out a resolution.

Clues in Marriott hack implicate China

Marriott said a hack that began four years ago had exposed the records of up to 500 million Starwood hotels customers.

Aussie spies eye licence to use force

The measures would allow spies to use firearms more readily, as well as restrain or detain anyone posing a risk to their operations.

US wants allies to avoid Huawei

The US is concerned that Chinese companies may be beholden to Beijing, raising the risk of espionage.

US charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack

This marks the third major corporate espionage-related case involving Chinese intelligence officers brought by the Justice Department since last month.

Russian held in Norway for spying blames ‘misunderstanding’

The man is suspected of spying during an inter-parliamentary seminar which gathered representatives from 34 countries to discuss digitalisation at the Storting, the Norwegian parliament.

Aussie filmmaker freed from Cambodia prison arrives in Sydney

In a letter to Hun Sen last month, the filmmaker apologised for statements to media that were disrespectful to the long-serving prime minister.

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 after he was photographed flying a drone above a rally organized by the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) before communal elections.

Cambodian court sentences Australian filmmaker to prison for espionage

Ricketson was charged with espionage, although it remains unclear for whom he was spying - his family called the court sentence an absolute tragedy.

Turkey court rejects new appeal to free detained US pastor

The court in the western city of Izmir ruled that Brunson, who faces 35 years in jail over terror and espionage charges, will remain under house arrest.

US State Department: Turkey agrees to try to resolve issues

Brunson was placed under house arrest last week following nearly two years in jail on charges of espionage and supporting terror groups.

Sweden jails Chinese man for spying on Tibetan refugees

The espionage took place from July 2015 to February 2017, when he was arrested.

US official charged with taking $800,000 from Chinese

It was just the latest in a series of arrests of American officials on charges of spying for Beijing.

‘Unprecedented’ foreign interference in Australia, spy chief says

Head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Duncan Lewis said that foreign powers were targeting information on Australia's alliances, partnerships, and positions on diplomatic, economic, and military issues.

US charges former CIA agent with spying for China

The US Justice Department announced Tuesday it had indicted a former CIA operative for spying for China, in a case that could be tied to the dramatic collapse of the CIA's China network eight years ago.

Batash had ‘undercover job’ for Hamas, says report

NYT says lecturer was killed in a Mossad operation against Palestinians sent out by Hamas to gain expertise and weapons knowledge.

Malaysia now a centre of intrigue, says NYT

Report in influential newspaper says Palestinian's murder shows up Malaysia's permissive environment for extremists.

Britain accuses ‘reckless Russia’ of breaking chemical arms ban

Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.

US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

The router hacking operation has targeted both government and private sector groups, and the key providers of network infrastructure and internet services serving them.

Sweden charges man with spying on Tibetan exiles for China

A Swedish man has been suspected of gathering information about exiles’ housing, family situation, political activities, and meetings

Russian ex-spy’s poisoned daughter says growing stronger

The Russian woman who was poisoned last month alongside her former spy father said she is recovering, in her first public statement since the attack, as Moscow and London unleashed a new war of words during a bitter session at the UN Security Council.

Poisoned spy’s pets are dead, UK confirms

A cat and two guinea pigs owned by the former double agent poisoned in the UK are dead, the British government confirmed late Thursday after questions were raised by Russia.

Expelled diplomats leave US embassy in Moscow

The first of a group of 60 US diplomats who have been expelled from Russia in the wake of the poisoned spy row departed from Washington's embassy in Moscow early Thursday, an AFP reporter on the scene said.