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George Blake exemplified the desolation, waste and treachery of the cold war | Stephen Dorril
The intelligence officer turned KGB agent who has died at 98 never belonged to Kim Philby’s elite traitors’ club

Stephen Dorril

27, Dec, 2020 @7:15 AM

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George Blake obituary
British double agent who betrayed hundreds of western spies to the Soviet Union, where he lived after escaping from jail

Richard Norton-Taylor

26, Dec, 2020 @3:22 PM

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MI6 may have let informants commit crimes in UK, tribunal hears
Watchdog’s ruling raises question of whether conduct of MI6 and GCHQ was lawful

Owen Bowcott and Dan Sabbagh

16, Dec, 2020 @6:33 PM

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MI6 kept quiet about 'criminality' of agent with ‘licence to kill’
UK foreign secretary not told about behaviour of ‘high risk agent’ when asked to re-authorise special status

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

15, Dec, 2020 @6:34 PM

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John le Carré obituary
Writer whose spy novels chronicle how people’s lives play out in the corrupt setting of the cold war era and beyond

Eric Homberger

14, Dec, 2020 @1:53 AM

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Release of lauded Iranian documentary halted amid dispute with TV film-makers
Coup 53, which charts MI6’s role in the shah’s restoration, suspended as makers of a 1985 show say it sullies their names

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

01, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Trump’s false ‘Russian spy’ claims put me in danger, says Steele dossier source
Exclusive: New York-based analyst Igor Danchenko did gather intelligence about Trump but he is certainly not a spy, he says

Luke Harding

21, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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MI6 chief marks first day in office with emoji-laden tweets
Richard Moore jokes he may use Twitter to recruit agents for the UK’s spy agency

Kevin Rawlinson

02, Oct, 2020 @12:16 PM

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British spy's account sheds light on role in 1953 Iranian coup
Interview given by MI6 officer in 1980s was discovered in research for new documentary

Julian Borger

17, Aug, 2020 @8:40 AM

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MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle East, and the cover-up
Documentary reveals evidence confirming a British spy’s role in restoring the Shah in 1953 – and how the Observer exposed the plot

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Aug, 2020 @6:13 AM

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New MI6 boss named as former ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore
Moore will take over as director general of Secret Intelligence Service from Sir Alex Younger

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

29, Jul, 2020 @4:11 PM

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MI6 accused of tribunal hearing 'interference'
Spy agency apologises after asking clerk to conceal secret material from presiding judges

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

27, Jul, 2020 @5:11 PM

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