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Adobe Stock The sentencing of Leung comes at a time when relations between Beijing and Washington are at their lowest point in half a century (CNN) — A 78-year-old American citizen has been sentenced to life in prison by a Chinese court on spying charges. John Shing-Wan . . .

Russian authorities said Thursday they had arrested a U.S. journalist with The Wall Street Journal on spying charges.  Evan Gershkovich was detained in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg on suspicion of “espionage in the interests of the American government,” the Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement, which was reported by . . […]

Russia has opened a criminal case against a United States citizen on suspicion of espionage, the country’s Federal Security Service announced Thursday. The security service did not name the individual or say whether they had been taken into custody. “The American is suspected of collecting intelligence information on biological topics directed against the security of […]

CINCINNATI – The first Chinese government intelligence officer ever to be extradited to the United States to stand trial was sentenced today in federal court in Cincinnati.   Yanjun Xu was sentenced to 20 years in prison.   Xu targeted American aviation companies, recruited employees to travel to China, and solicited their proprietary information, all […]

CNN  —  A former employee of the National Security Agency was arrested Wednesday on espionage-related charges for allegedly trying to sell US secrets, the Justice Department announced. Jareh Dalke, 30, attempted to transmit classified national defense information (NDI) to a representative of a . . .

Three Americans who were jailed by Iran for more than a year and accused of being spies while hiking along the border with Iraq are suing their former captors, hoping to persuade a judge to award them damages for the torture they say they endured. The lawsuit being pursued by Sarah Shourd, her ex-husband and […]

China’s government dismissed a joint U.S.-U.K. warning to businesses that Beijing seeks to steal their corporate secrets, alleging instead that Washington represents the biggest threat to world peace. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Thursday that the U.S.-U.K. statements have no factual basis and expose an “entrenched Cold War zero-sum mentality and ideological prejudice.” […]

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Wednesday are expected to ask a judge to jail a former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife while they await trial on charges they attempted to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to a foreign power. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested on Oct. 9 […]

It is time for morning coffee and Richard Norton-Taylor and I are discussing secrecy, deception and brown envelopes, which comes naturally to the pair of us, as past and present defence and security correspondents of the Guardian. Norton-Taylor joined the paper in January 1973 (when, incidentally, this writer was not yet two), starting in Brussels […]

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