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Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.

Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Russian coastal city of Kaliningrad. ©Reuters
Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'

A Lithuanian national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying on Moscow.

Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'
Welsh golf resort locked down for NATO summit
Welsh golf resort locked down for NATO summit

A huge security operation involving 9,000 British police officers will secure a luxury Welsh golf resort hosting a NATO summit later this week.

Welsh golf resort locked down for NATO summit
Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full

The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full Tuesday.

Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full
Princess Diana. ©Reuters/Ian Waldie
Diana leaked royal directory to UK tabloid, court hears

The late Princess Diana leaked a royal phone directory to the now defunct News of the World tabloid, its former royal editor told Britain's phone-hacking trial.

Diana leaked royal directory to UK tabloid, court hears
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law

Japan's parliament on Friday adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.

Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Snowden says he took no secret documents to Russia
Snowden says he took no secret documents to Russia

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he did not bring any secret documents with him to Russia when he fled there, ensuring Moscow had no access to the files.

Snowden says he took no secret documents to Russia
Manning a traitor, not a whistleblower: US prosecutor
Manning a traitor, not a whistleblower: US prosecutor

US soldier Bradley Manning betrayed his country by passing secret files to "information anarchists" at WikiLeaks and knew Al-Qaeda would see the documents online, a prosecutor said Thursday in closing arguments.

Manning a traitor, not a whistleblower: US prosecutor
Stickers in support of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. ©REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Leaked Guantanamo files caused no harm to US: witness

Secret files on Guantanamo detainees that a US soldier gave to WikiLeaks were simple biographical "baseball cards" that were of no use to America's enemies.

Leaked Guantanamo files caused no harm to US: witness
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Spy marketing: CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'

The CIA prides itself on secrecy but the spy agency unveiled a revamped website Monday that promises a user-friendly layout and a "sleeker, more modern web experience."

Spy marketing: CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'
Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile
Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile

At first sight, Berezniki looks a typically bland provincial Russian outpost with its decrepit housing blocks and factory chimneys.

Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile
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Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs

Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military's technological edge.

Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs
Assange urges leak of US drone rules
Assange urges leak of US drone rules

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged US officials Friday to leak secret documents on drone strikes, saying that the broad discretion to kill citizens showed a "collapse" in the American system.

Assange urges leak of US drone rules
Mohamed Waheed, president of Maldives. ©REUTERS
Maldives president to face no-confidence vote

The Maldivian parliament Monday voted to hold a secret vote on a no-confidence motion against President Mohamed Waheed in a move that threatens the leader who took charge during turmoil less than a year ago.

Maldives president to face no-confidence vote
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US Navy SEALs punished over video game

Seven Navy SEALs, part of an elite team of US soldiers, have been reprimanded for divulging secret information for a video game.

US Navy SEALs punished over video game
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US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts

The United States is simultaneously becoming enmeshed in ever-increasing government secrecy -- and a complex culture of leaks.

US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts
Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal
Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler Paolo Gabriele went on trial on Saturday for leaking confidential Vatican memos that revealed cloak-and-dagger politics among the pope's closest aides.

Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal
World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial
World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial

The trial of Pope Benedict XVI's former butler and a Vatican computer technician for leaking secret papers starting on Saturday has no precedent since the Holy See became a sovereign state in 1929.

World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial
Vatican readies for historic trial of pope's butler
Vatican readies for historic trial of pope's butler

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler goes on trial on Saturday for leaking secret papers in the Vatican's biggest court drama in decades, revealing intrigue at the heart of the Catholic Church.

Vatican readies for historic trial of pope's butler
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Revealed: Secrets of the Squid from Hell

Biologists on Wednesday said they had unlocked secrets about the vampire squid, a mysterious creature that feeds on the decaying dead in the unlit depths.

Revealed: Secrets of the Squid from Hell