Espionage

FILE - In this Monday, April 16, 2018 file photo, Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands and permanent representative to the chemical weapons watchdog OPCW, Peter Wilson talks to an embassy employee after a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are meeting Wednesday April 18, 2018, to discuss the nerve agent attack in Britain on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. (Michael Kooren/Pool photo via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 4:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned. Britain blames Russia for the attack,...
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Cameras of members of the media are placed across from the prison complex in Aliaga, Izmir province, western Turkey, where jailed Andrew Craig Brunson appeared for his trial at a court inside the complex, Monday, April 16, 2018. Brunson, 50, a US evangelical pastor from North Carolina, was arrested in December 2016 for alleged links to both an outlawed Kurdish insurgent group and the network of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Turkey blames for masterminding a failed military coup that year. He has denied all allegations. The court adjourned trial until May 7, 2018 and ruled that Brunson remain in custody until then. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's considering "consequences" for NATO ally Turkey if Turkey doesn't throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups. The top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Wess Mitchell, tells a House committee that...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Russia is denying charges from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key internet equipment to spy on rivals, steal trade secrets and potentially launch cyberattacks. A Kremlin spokesman on Tuesday called the accusations unfounded and "feeble." The U.S. Department of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering the the spot where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill Sunday following exposure to an "unknown substance" in Salisbury, England. British officials said Tuesday April 17, 2018, the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The nerve agent used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was delivered in liquid form, British officials said Tuesday, as they revealed it will take months to clean up the toxic trail the poison left around the city of Salisbury. The U.K. Environment Department...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 17, 2018 - 12:17 am
Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, stands in Izmir, Turkey. The trial of an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey, whose case is part of the quagmire of tense relations between Washington and Ankara, is set to begin Monday, April 16, 2018 in western Izmir province. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing 35 years in prison on the charges of “committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member” and “espionage.” (DHA-Depo Photos via AP, File)
April 15, 2018 - 11:18 am
IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing up to 35 years in prison on...
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Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko arrives for a press conference at his residence in London, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 13, 2018 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Russian intelligence agencies monitored the emails of former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia for at least five years before the two were poisoned, Britain's national security adviser said in a letter made public Friday. Mark Sedwill made the assertion in a letter to NATO Secretary...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce speaks to reporters about the situation between Britain and Russia, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 13, 2018 - 8:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the March 4 nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Britain says Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years. British National...
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This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. Britain's Foreign Office says it has asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to publish a summary of its findings at midday on Thursday April 12, 2018, on the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in southwestern England.(Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 12:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. Investigators from the Organization for the...
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This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. British media report Tuesday April 10, 2018 that Yulia Skripal, one of two Russians poisoned by nerve agent, has been released from the hospital. (Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal said Wednesday that she doesn't want help from the Russian Embassy as she recovers from the nerve agent attack that left her and her father in critical condition and created an international furor. Yulia Skripal, 33, said in a...
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