Former spy who tried to sell military secrets to China is sentenced

U.S. 09/25/19, 14:23

A former spy was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to sell classified U.S. national defense information to the communist regime in China, the U.S. Department of Justice reported Sept. 24. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, of Syracuse, Utah, pleaded guilty to the crime of treason and admitted to receiving ...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

World 02/10/19, 09:45

Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday.Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was being coordinated with foreign partners. ...

Army aims for more combat-ready troops with new fitness test

Health 02/06/19, 15:32

Army soldiers struggle to haul heavy sleds backward as fast as they can down a grassy field at Fort Bragg, filling the brisk North Carolina morning air with grunts of exertion and the shouts of instruction from their coaches.Watching from the sidelines, Sgt. Maj. Harold Sampson shakes his head. As ...

Igor Korobov, head of Russia’s GRU spy agency, dies at 62

World 11/22/18, 03:12

Igor Korobov, head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. He was 62.The Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave illness," a ...

Trainee kills Utah mayor, guard member in Afghanistan

U.S. 11/05/18, 06:07

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment ...

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

U.S. 11/04/18, 17:46

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment ...

Putin praises Russian GRU military intelligence

Europe 11/02/18, 11:42

President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russia's military intelligence, GRU, on its centenary, hailing the agency that has been accused of meddling and violence by the West.Putin specifically praised the GRU for its action in Syria, saying it strongly contributed to the success of Russia's campaign there.The U.S. and its allies ...

EU leaders order sanctions mechanism against cyber-attacks

Tech 10/18/18, 11:51

European Union leaders have commissioned work on a new system for slapping sanctions on the perpetrators of cyberattacks, in the wake of the attack on the world chemical weapons watchdog.EU Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday that the leaders want EU "ministers to work on a sanctions regime that will ...

Military intelligence offers career path in today’s Russia

Europe 10/12/18, 04:20

First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection."This desolate village, deep in the far northern Arkhangelsk region, is the hometown of one of the suspected GRU Russian military intelligence ...

Little-known UK site Bellingcat hunts online for scoops

Europe 10/09/18, 13:56

A little-known website that fingered two Russians with military intelligence backgrounds in the poisoning of an ex-spy derived its name from an old fable about mice discussing how best to deal with a hungry cat.The mice decide that hanging a bell around its neck — "belling the cat" — is ...

A look at suspected Russian plots abroad _ and the plotters

Europe 10/09/18, 09:45

Hacking computer networks, poisoning, election meddling: It's hard to keep track of all the Russian spies and agents suspected of committing crimes abroad lately on the Kremlin's behalf.The latest development: Investigative group Bellingcat has revealed new information about a Russian doctor accused of the nerve agent poisoning in Britain in ...

Update: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report

Europe 10/09/18, 08:34

The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy's poisoning (all times local):1:15 p.m.The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claim by investigative group Bellingcat that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence.Russian President Vladimir ...

UK group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

Europe 10/09/18, 08:18

The investigative group Bellingcat says one of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain had been made a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin four years earlier.The group identified the suspect in the March nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his ...

Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

Europe 10/08/18, 11:45

One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a trained doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and traveled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday.Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually ...

Taxi receipt, records appear to link alleged hackers to GRU

Europe 10/04/18, 16:05

April 12 was supposed to be another day on the job for Alexei Morenets, the balding 41-year-old alleged to be an on-site hacking specialist for Russian military intelligence.Morenets' work for the agency, often abbreviated as GRU, was said to involve using specialized equipment to break into Wi-Fi networks and leapfrog ...

Russian intel agency GRU accused of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes

Europe 10/04/18, 09:12

Western nations accused Russia's secretive military intelligence unit of new cybercrimes on Thursday, with Dutch and British officials labeling the GRU "brazen" for allegedly targeting the international chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine.Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said ...

Update: Russia dismisses hacking claims as ‘fantasies’

Europe 10/04/18, 06:05

The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local):10:30 a.m.Russia's foreign ministry has denied allegations by British and Australian authorities that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU was behind a fresh wave of global cybercrimes.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday dismissed the ...

Russia claims US running secret bio weapons lab in Georgia

Europe 10/04/18, 05:46

Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday that the United States appeared to be running a clandestine biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia, allegedly flouting international conventions and posing a direct security threat to Russia — allegations the Pentagon angrily rejected.The exceptional accusations from Moscow came the same day U.S., ...

UK and Australia blame Russian unit GRU for cyberattacks

Business 10/03/18, 20:32

British and Australian officials said on Thursday the Russian military intelligence unit GRU is behind a wave of global cyberattacks.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday the GRU is responsible for "indiscriminate and reckless" attacks against political institutions, businesses, media and sports.Britain's National Cyber Security Center has concluded that hackers behind ...

Russian paper: Villagers ID Russian suspect in UK poisoning

Europe 09/27/18, 12:34

Russia's respected Kommersant daily has interviewed residents in a small village in the Far East who have identified one of the suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as a senior Russian intelligence agent.On Wednesday, an investigative group in Britain named Bellingcat said one of the two ...

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