MI6

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James Bond's mission stays the same: letting Britain think it's still a superpower | Dan Sabbagh
In the real version of the United Kingdom, 007 might be queuing for petrol in his gleaming Aston Martin, says Dan Sabbagh, the Guardian’s defence and security editor

Dan Sabbagh

29, Sep, 2021 @3:17 PM

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UK and Taliban in talks over evacuations and terrorism prevention
Intelligence chief seeks assurances over Afghan helpers and that country will not become terrorist base

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Aug, 2021 @10:49 PM

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Spy who got the cold shoulder: how the west abandoned its star defector
Michal Goleniewski exposed Soviet agents in the UK, but the CIA airbrushed him from history, says author

Donna Ferguson

23, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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RAF engaged in 10-day attack on Isis in Iraq this spring
Typhoon planes and cruise missiles used in biggest air raid against group in two years, ‘probably killing dozens’ says force

Dan Sabbagh Defence editor

07, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Taking on the tech giants: the lawyer fighting the power of algorithmic systems
Whether it’s the CIA or Facebook, lawyer and activist Cori Crider is never one to shy away from a fight

Ed Siddons

28, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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MI6 boss apologises for past ban on LGBT staff
Richard Moore says spy agency’s policy up to 1991 was ‘wrong, unjust and discriminatory’

Dan Sabbagh and Alexandra Topping

19, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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