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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.

Kremlin demands apology from British PM over spy row ‘idiocy’

The British military facility has not managed to prove the nerve agent was made in Russia, but strongly suspect that it was.

Western allies confront Moscow over spy attack, vote meddling

Britain and its allies on Thursday blamed Moscow directly for a nerve agent attack on a double agent in England, escalating diplomatic tensions as Washington separately announced sanctions against Russia for allegedly meddling in its elections.

New Zealand police probe ex-spy’s Russia poison claims

Former Russian double agent Boris Karpichkov claims to have been poisoned when he was living in New Zealand.

Red Sparrow aims high but sadly nosedives

Despite the big names carrying the movie, Red Sparrow fails to live up to its genre as an action-adventure drama full of intrigue and suspense.

Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

Ricardo Anaya of the PAN has accused the Mexican government of spying on him.

EU lawmakers back exports control on spying technology

The European Parliament's trade committee has voted to control exports of technology that could potentially be used for espionage.

Jong Nam killing, not in typical Pyongyang tradition

The use of foreign proxies such as the Vietnamese and Indonesian women suspected of carrying out the assassination of Kim Jong Nam is a break from the typical North Korean operation.