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# Spy

This year
Westminster’s alleged Chinese spy says he is ‘completely innocent’
The man said he had spent his career highlighting the “challenge and threats presented by the Chinese Communist Party”.
Standoff in Australia's capital as Russian diplomat refuses to leave former embassy site
The official is refusing to leave a piece of land that was earmarked for a new Russian embassy in Canberra, Australia.
Rishi Sunak condemns 'callous' execution of British-Iranian man accused of spying
Tehran’s state media has announced that the former Iranian defence minister had been put to death.
Last year
Security guard admits spying for Russia while working at British embassy in Berlin
David Ballantyne Smith, 58, is said to have been driven by an intense hatred for his own country.
All time
‘Spying more sophisticated than ever’ after claim Russia stole Oxford vaccine
There are allegations that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s design was used to create Russia’s Sputnik V jab.
British embassy worker in Berlin arrested on suspicion of spying
German prosecutors said the 57-year-old man is suspected of selling documents to Russian intelligence.
Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections
A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.
US extracted spy from Russia amid fears Trump administration mishandled classified intelligence
The source, who had been providing information for decades, had access to Putin and sent pictures of high-level documents.
Russia detains American man suspected of espionage
It’s the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russia and the West.
British man arrives home from UAE after having spy conviction pardoned
Matthew Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison.
Top US spy says 'awkward' reaction to Trump-Putin summit 'wasn't meant to be disrespectful'
When told during a live interview that Trump had invited Putin to the US, Dan Coats sighed and said “OK. That’s going to be special.”.
'Wild speculation': Minister denies suspects behind attack on former spy have been identified
The suspects are believed to be Russian.
Trump won't be interviewed for Russia probe 'unless he can access classified information'
Rudy Giuliani has made plenty of headlines since joining the US president’s legal team.
Recovery from poisoning is 'slow and painful' - Yulia Skripal speaks
Yulia was discharged from a local hospital last month.
Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign
The US President tweeted his intentions today.
'I am more a spy than he is': Trump tweets support for jailed US pastor
Andrew Brunson is on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges.
Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.
'Doesn't change the facts': May responds to Russia's ousting of UK diplomats
The British Council said it was ‘profoundly disappointed’ after Russia banned its cultural operations.
Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats after former double agent poisoned
“The Russian state was culpable of the attempted murder” of spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, May said.
Explainer: What we know about Russia's Novichok nerve agents
The agent is an ultra-fine powder, made up of several components that would have been mixed safely by the assassin.
Theresa May: It is 'highly likely' Russia was responsible for nerve agent spy attack
Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia remain in a critical condition in hospital.
Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?
Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.
Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious
Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.
UK vows action over ex-spy poisoning as police confirm 21 people hurt
The probe is now an attempted murder investigation.
UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning
A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.
Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media
A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.
Former German spy found guilty of trying to share state secrets while pretending to be jihadist
The former banker and a father-of-four was also an ex-gay porn actor.
China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years
Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.
Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel
All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.
Case of undercover British cop operating in Ireland to be raised with UK government
The Dáil was told: “He had multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity.”
Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children
Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.
Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US
Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.
The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel
“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.
What was an American surveillance plane doing flying over Ireland for five hours?
Nobody is quite sure.
Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?
What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.
The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
A US appeals court made the judgement today.
This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you
Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.
Comedy series Archer drops the name ISIS from the show
For obvious reasons.
Germany spied on John Kerry and Hilary Clinton "by accident"
The pair were both accessed while serving as US Secretary of State.
Germany expels top US spy from Berlin over espionage claims
Incident is the latest episode in allegations of US spying in Germany.