Espionage

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China calls for calm amid growing row with US over suspected spy balloons
Beijing says it will ‘not accept any groundless conjecture’ after balloons spotted over US and Latin America

Miranda Bryant

04, Feb, 2023 @3:11 PM

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US secretary of state postpones China visit after spy balloon flies over Montana
Antony Blinken delays trip, as China claims balloon was for ‘meteorological’ purposes and was blown off course

Julian Borger in Washington and Helen Davidson in Taipei

03, Feb, 2023 @7:08 PM

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Pentagon says it is monitoring Chinese spy balloon spotted flying over US
Officials say balloon has been watched for a few days but decided not to shoot it down for safety reasons

Julian Borger in Washington

03, Feb, 2023 @10:57 AM

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MI5 refused to investigate ‘Russian spy’s’ links to Tories, says whistleblower
Party member lodges a complaint about the security services ignoring attempt of Russian infiltration into the Conservatives

Carole Cadwalladr

21, Jan, 2023 @1:35 PM

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Russia begins criminal case against US citizen for suspected espionage
Announcement by Moscow agency comes at a time of fraught ties between countries since start of Ukraine war

Staff and agencies in Washington

19, Jan, 2023 @9:08 PM

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Former Swedish intelligence officer jailed for life for spying for Russia
Judge says Peyman Kia abused trust placed in him, and also sentences younger brother to 10 years

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:09 PM

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Where was James Bond when Saddam invaded Kuwait in 1990?
After the end of the Cold War, the future of our spy services looked in doubt

Chris Hall

15, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pegasus by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud review – spyware hiding in plain sight
The story of how investigative journalists exposed the frightening abuse of software that can infect your phone

Charles Arthur

11, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘I did not let Kim Philby go. He gave me the slip’: what an MI6 spy told me over lunch
A new TV series highlights the part played by the UK intelligence service’s Nicholas Elliott in unmasking the 1960s Cambridge spy ring – events he recalled years later over lunch at his club

William Keegan

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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GCHQ chief: western spy agencies must ‘pre-bunk’ disinformation
Jeremy Fleming says war in Ukraine prompted new public outreach effort by intelligence community

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

29, Dec, 2022 @12:22 PM

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‘Wholly unremarkable’: the suburban couple in Sweden accused of spying for Russia
Pair suspected of illegally gathering intelligence against Sweden and US for more than a decade

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

26, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘In real life, you don’t touch the trigger until you plan on squeezing’: what actual spies think of TV thrillers
Too much sex and gunfights, far too little paperwork … espionage shows aren’t exactly a masterclass in realism. Ex-agents reveal what they get right and wrong

Andy Meek

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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