Espionage

This December 2017 photo provided by Mark McBride shows what Oklahoma state Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, says is a tracking device that he removed from his truck in Oklahoma. McBride wants to know who put the contraption there and is one of at least five Oklahoma state lawmakers who in recent months asked a prosecutor to investigate claims they have been followed or threatened. (Mark McBride via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 7:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him. Oklahoma Wind Coalition Executive Director Mark Yates said in a statement Thursday that...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who protects the rights of whistleblowers at U.S. spy agencies disclosed for the first time on Wednesday why he was suspended and escorted out of his offices in late November. Dan Meyer, director of the Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and Source Protection program,...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker's discovery of a magnetic box containing a high-tech tracking device affixed to the bottom of his truck is being investigated by Oklahoma officials, who also revealed that four other GOP legislators have reported concerns they were being followed. The...
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January 16, 2018 - 6:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities searched premises linked to 10 suspected Iranian spies following extensive investigations by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Federal Prosecutors Office said the raids took place early Tuesday at private homes...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 12, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to develop rules for disclosing the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports disseminated across the government. The issue prompted a heated partisan debate after Republicans...
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The wife, center, and mother, left, of imprisoned Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, gesture to media upon arrival with an Indian diplomat, left, for meeting with Jadhav at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
December 25, 2017 - 8:45 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." It was the first meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and...
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President Vladimir Putin, second right, Sergei Naryshkin, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, second left, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov, attend meeting with intelligence officers on their professional holiday in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.Russia marked its Day of Employees of State Security Agencies on Wednesday. Speaking to intelligence officers on their professional holiday, Putin said Russia would continue working to "destroy hotbeds of international terrorism" following its campaign in Syria. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 1:46 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hailed Russian spies on their professional holiday Wednesday, saying they have thwarted more than 60 terror attacks in Russia this year. In a Kremlin speech marking the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Bolshevik secret police, the Cheka, Putin...
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December 17, 2017 - 2:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV aired a report on Sunday in which an Iranian researcher confesses to relaying information to a foreign intelligence service about Iranian nuclear scientists who were later assassinated in 2010. Ahmad Reza Jalali, in jail since April 2016, said in the report that...
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