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Iran files complaint to U.N. over U.S. spy drone

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:01 AM

'The complaint states that Iran reserves the right to defend its airspace and confront any violation,' says Iranian deputy foreign minister Gholamhossein Dehghani

UN COUNCIL. In this file photo, the United Nations Security Council meets on January 26, 2019, at the United Nations in New York. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

May to Putin: Stop 'destabilizing' UK, allies

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The comments come as British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil

FIRST MEETING. Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Iran reports previous incident with 'spy drone' in May

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a 'spy drone' widely used for carrying out military strikes entered Iranian airspace

Putin says time to 'turn the page' in UK ties after spy scandal

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'Global issues related to national interests in the economic and social spheres and global security are more important than games of security services,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin

SPY SCANDAL. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a press conference in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2017. File photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AFP

Hundreds of couples livestreamed in South Korean motel spycam porn

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Four men install tiny cameras in 42 rooms in 30 motels, hidden inside hairdryer holders, wall sockets and digital TV boxes, then stream the footage online

China suspects detained Canadian of spying

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Another Canadian in Chinese detention – businessman Michael Spavor – is one of Michael Kovrig's main sources of intelligence, according to reports

ARRESTED. File photo of former diplomat Michael Kovrig of Canada who was detained by China. AFP Photo

Putin says Western spy cases aimed at 'holding Russia back'

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the cases paint the country as 'a powerful player who needs to be reckoned with'

4TH TERM. Russia votes to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic 4th term. File photo by AFP

Russia slams Austria for 'unfounded accusations' in spy row

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl 'expresses hope that the steps will not affect the further development of bilateral cooperation,' the Russian foreign ministry says in a statement

SPY? Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (L) and Defense Minister Mario Kunasek give a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on November 9, 2018, to comment on the case of a retired colonel in the Austrian army suspected of having spied for Russia for several decades. File photo by Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP

Apple, Amazon, SuperMicro deny reports of Chinese microchip infiltration

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:11 PM

The forceful denial of Apple, Amazon, and SuperMicro is backed by the Department of Homeland Security

Lenovo shares pummelled in Hong Kong after microchip report

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The sell-off comes as tech firms around the world struggle on profit-taking following a healthy rally in recent years, while chip makers are also being hurt by falling demand.

China used tiny chips on U.S. computers to steal secrets – report

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Bloomberg News report says the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for Amazon, which first alerted US authorities, and Apple, and possibly for other companies and government agencies

NATO, Russia to hold 1st talks since Skripal attack

May 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

NATO has vehemently criticized Moscow over the attack in March and has expelled 7 Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated international response

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The accusations come as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meet behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the crisis

THE SKRIPALS' POISONING. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

G7 calls on Russia to answer for Salisbury nerve agent attack

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'We call on Russia to urgently address all questions related to the incident in Salisbury,' foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations say in a joint statement

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

China launches website to report foreign spies

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The website, www.12339.gov.cn, also urges anyone to report attempts by Chinese nationals or foreigners to bribe state or military officials, instigate armed riots or incite ethnic separatism

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian spy

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Samples tested by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 'confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical,' says a summary of the Hague-based group's report

CHEMICAL. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2018, members of the emergency services in protective coveralls and breathing equipment cover ambulances with tarpaulins at the Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, southern England, on March 10, 2018, in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, close a US consulate

Mar 30, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announces the expulsions on Thursday, March 29

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R), flanked by newly-appointed Russian ambassador Gennady Gatilov, addresses the UN disarmament conference on February 28, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Britain shared 'unprecedented' intelligence over spy attack

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:19 PM

London has shared 'unprecedented levels of intelligence with partners' since the attack, a senior government official says, culminating in the response from capitals around the world

SPY ATTACK. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Iceland leaders to snub 2018 World Cup in Russia

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The decision is in line with the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter

BOYCOTT. Iceland's players and coaching staff celebrate after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Haraldur Gudjonsson/AFP

Pressure mounts on Putin over spy poisoning scandal

Mar 22, 2018 - 3:53 PM

US President Donald Trump agrees with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron 'on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable'

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:21 PM

'Sooner or later these unsubstantiated allegations will have to be answered for: either backed up with the appropriate evidence or apologized for,' says Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov

UK 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Moscow expels 23 British diplomats following London's 'provocative' measures over poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter

ANTICIPATED. British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) reacts during her visit to the Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot, south-west of London, January 9, 2017. File photo by Steve Parsons/AFP

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) The crisis erupts after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a Soviet-designed nerve agent, leaving them in critical condition

AFTERMATH. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (C) talks with dignitaries during her visit to Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, as she was shown the areas where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went to, and were discovered at, following an apparent nerve agent attack on March 4. Photo by Toby Melville / Pool / AFP

Kremlin furious as Britain blames Putin for ex-spy attack

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Britain Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's claims violated all rules of diplomatic protocol

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain expels Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia failed to respond to her demand for an explanation on how a Soviet-designed chemical, Novichok, was used in the English city of Salisbury

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Kremlin rejects 'unfounded accusations,' ultimatums over poisoning row

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:21 PM

'Moscow does not accept unfounded accusations that are not based on evidence and a language of ultimatums,' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists 'Russia is not guilty,' saying it is ready to cooperate with Britain but complaining that its request for samples of the nerve agent has been rejected

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Nerve agent used in ex-spy attack found at UK pub, restaurant

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:23 PM

The March 4 attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is being treated by detectives as attempted murder

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Huawei chief defends group against espionage concerns

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:42 PM

'Huawei's HQ is based in China and if that's enough to be seen as a group that can't be trusted, it can be quite problematic,' Huawei CEO Ken Hu says

HUAWEI. People walk by the Huawei stand at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP

Lebanon must investigate claims of mass spying – rights groups

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Eight rights groups and media organizations call on Lebanon's general prosecutor to investigate who was behind a hacking campaign that stole smartphone data from people, including journalists and activists, in more than 20 countries

India accuses Pakistan of harassing family of 'spy' on death row

Dec 26, 2017 - 10:36 PM

India's foreign ministry alleges the prisoner's conversation with his family was 'tutored and designed to perpetuate the false narrative of his alleged activities in Pakistan'

Mexico spying also targeted opposition party – report

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:03 PM

The spyware known as Pegasus effectively turns a target s cell phone into a pocket spy enabling remote access to the user s data camera and microphone

China 'highly alarmed' after reports of Australian spying

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:15 PM

An employee of China s national security department tells the Global Times that Australian intelligence agents in disguise collect information from Chinese people overseas or even encourage them to subvert China

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Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Canberra which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila says two high tech AP 3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippine military

MORE HELP. Marines from the 7th Marine Company as they operate against extremist Maute Group on Friday, June 9, 2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Germany spied on White House – report

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:01 PM

The magazine says it had seen documents showing that the intelligence service the BND had a list of some 4 000 so called selector keywords for surveillance between 1998 and 2006

Mexican journalists, activists accuse govt of spying on them

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:23 PM

This is an operation by the Mexican state in which state agents – far from doing what they should legally do – have used our resources our taxes our money to commit serious abuses

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

China killed or jailed up to 20 U.S. spies – report

May 21, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The losses are comparable to the number of US assets lost in the Soviet Union and Russia because of the betrayals of two infamous spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

Estonia jails Russian citizen for spying – reports

May 08, 2017 - 11:46 PM

A Tallinn court sentenced him to 5 years behind bars for spying on behalf of Russia s GRU military intelligence Estonia s ERR public broadcaster reports

Germany investigates 20 for alleged spying for Turkey

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:49 PM

They also launch an investigation into the actions of Turkish imams suspected of acting as spies under Ankara s orders

Germany launches probe into 'intolerable spying' by Turkey

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:30 AM

The probe comes as a German state minister accuses Turkey of the unacceptable espionage against supporters of Fethullah Gulen blamed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a failed coup attempt last year

SPYING CLAIMS. Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius holds the cover of a list with the names of alleged supporters of the Gulen movement that was handed over to Germany's Federal Intelligence Service by representatives of the Turkish intelligence service, during a press conference in Hanover, Germany, on March 28, 2017. Photo by Hauke-Christian Dittrich/AFP

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Tech sector scrambles after CIA hacking allegations

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Major tech firms say they are looking at the allegations raised in the documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday

THE CIA AND TECHNOLOGY. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP FILES/ AFP

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Feb 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

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Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED In his first public comments on the claims Putin rubbished the idea that Russian secret services would have spied on Trump during his 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe final

Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on December 8, 2014. Alexey Druzhinin/Pool/RIA Novosti/AFP

US Senate intel panel plans probe into Russia spying

Jan 14, 2017 - 4:49 PM

US intelligence agencies allege that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a covert effort to interfere in the election to boost Trump and harm his opponent Democrat Hillary Clinton

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA

Shafira Umm rela cedera demi akting sempurna

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Shafira mendapat luka lebam saat berperan di film ‘Spy In Love’

Shafira Umm berakting total di film Spy In Love. Sangking totalnya, Shafira sampai menderita cedera. Foto oleh Rappler.com.

Groginya Hamish Daud saat harus melamar Siti Saleha

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Hamish melamar Siti Saleha di film ‘Spy in Love’

Hamish Daud berpose di acara pemutaran perdana film 'Spy in Love' di Plaza Senayan, Selasa, 19 September. Foto oleh Rappler.com.

China releases alleged Canadian spy

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Kevin Garratt s release comes less than a week before Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is set to visit Ottawa

Kevin Garratt photo by Simeon Garratt/AFP

‘Spy’ caught filming FIBA team’s practice session in Manila

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:55 PM

One national team discovers an unwanted guest at a closed practice session ahead of the FIBA Olympic qualifiers in Manila

UNINVITED. A 'spy' was caught filming a national team's practice, but was released after having the videos deleted. Photo from FIBA.com