Former CIA officer gets 19 years for China espionage

U.S. 11/24/19, 13:16

A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Friday, Nov. 22, for conspiring to provide American intelligence secrets to the Chinese regime. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, served 13 years as a CIA case officer, pleaded guilty to conspiring with China to commit espionage in May ...

Family of American man held in Russia wants more aid from US

Politics 06/03/19, 20:21

The arrest of a Michigan corporate security executive on espionage allegations in Russia seemed to his family like a horrible mistake, a misunderstanding that could quickly be resolved with help from the U.S. government. But it hasn't worked out that way. Nearly six months later, and despite extensive U.S. efforts on his ...

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

U.S. 05/24/19, 15:18

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen ...

Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

Europe 05/24/19, 06:45

A Russian court has extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine who faces espionage charges.The court ruled on Friday to keep Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, behind bars for three more months.Whelan told reporters in court that he has been threatened and ...

Ex-CIA officer gets 20 years for spying for China

U.S. 05/17/19, 16:55

A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison on charges that he spied for China and allegations he sought to expose human assets who were once his responsibility. The sentence issued by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in federal court in Alexandria for Kevin Mallory, 62, ...

US wants swift end to Istanbul consulate staff trial

Europe 05/15/19, 05:59

A U.S official has called for the trial of a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate on espionage charges to be resolved "swiftly, transparently and fairly."The trial was adjourned Wednesday until June 28.Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, has been jailed on charges of ...

Real spies, not James Bond, take spotlight at new spy museum

Politics 05/07/19, 11:29

James Bond's shiny silver sports car — with its JB007 rotating license plate — is the first thing visitors see when they step into the new and improved International Spy Museum that opens Sunday in Washington. After that, it's as if the history of Hollywood's famous private eye vanishes in ...

Pentagon: China’s military using espionage to steal US technology

Politics 05/03/19, 10:32

China continues to upgrade its military to a major global power and to use espionage to steal cutting-edge military technology, according to a newly released Pentagon military report. "China uses a variety of methods to acquire foreign military and dual-use technologies, including targeted foreign direct investment, cyber theft, and exploitation of ...

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

World 04/19/19, 13:50

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 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year, ...

Russian court sends Norwegian man to prison for espionage

Europe 04/16/19, 04:57

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 Norwegian intelligence.Prosecutors asserted that Berg was ...

Russia accuses Norwegian man of submarine espionage

Europe 04/02/19, 09:26

A Russian prosecutor says that a Norwegian man jailed on espionage charges has acquired classified information on Russian nuclear submarines.Frode Berg was arrested in Moscow in December 2017. His lawyer says that Berg, a retired Norwegian border inspector, is the victim of a setup.Prosecutor Milana Digayeva told Russian news agencies ...

Russian diplomat accused of espionage quietly leaves Sweden

Europe 03/28/19, 15:10

A Russian diplomat quietly left Sweden following the arrest of a computer specialist he allegedly handled as a spy and met for dinner in Stockholm three weeks ago to carry out an act of espionage, Swedish authorities said.The delay in Moscow recalling the diplomat back to Russia after he was ...

Turkish employee of US consulate to remain in custody

Europe 03/28/19, 08:27

A court in Istanbul ruled on Thursday that a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate should remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.The court's interim decision could further strain ties between the ...

Trial begins against Turkish employee of US Consulate

Europe 03/26/19, 05:11

A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared in court Tuesday charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in a case that further frayed ties between the two NATO allies.The trial against Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency at the ...

Russian court upholds arrest for suspected US spy

Europe 03/14/19, 07:46

A Russian court has upheld an earlier ruling to keep a former U.S. Marine in a Moscow jail for three more months as he faces espionage charges.Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, was arrested in a hotel room in the Russian capital at the ...

Pakistan’s army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

World 02/22/19, 10:02

Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating the military's code of ...

Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’

Europe 02/19/19, 05:21

Pakistan has accused India of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage by a ...

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