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Alexander Litvinenko. ©Reuters/Vasily Djachkov
Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in Britain

Britain will formally open an inquiry into the radioactive poisoning of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko in a case that threatens to increase tensions with Moscow amid the crisis in Ukraine.

Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in Britain
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Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row

Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies.

Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row
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Anger over reports German double-agent spied for US

German authorities have arrested a suspected double-agent accused of spying for the US on a parliamentary panel investigating NSA surveillance, media reports said.

Anger over reports German double-agent spied for US
Sacked Saudi deputy defence minister named spy chief
Sacked Saudi deputy defence minister named spy chief

Saudi King Abdullah appointed a new spy chief, giving the job to the former deputy defence minister days after sacking him from that post, SPA state news agency reported.

Sacked Saudi deputy defence minister named spy chief
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CIA joins Twitter, Facebook

The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media Friday, and quickly had the Twitterverse talking.

CIA joins Twitter, Facebook
Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil
Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, said in a TV interview Sunday that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil
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N. Korea sentences S. Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state.

N. Korea sentences S. Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life
Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Vincent Kessler
Snowden says he wants to return to US

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden said Wednesday he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Snowden says he wants to return to US
China accuses US of 'hypocrisy' as hacking row escalates
China accuses US of 'hypocrisy' as hacking row escalates

Beijing summoned the US ambassador and accused Washington of double standards Tuesday over its unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage.

China accuses US of 'hypocrisy' as hacking row escalates
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Sony to make film of Edward Snowden story

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the rights to the new book by journalist Glenn Greenwald about fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the studio said.

Sony to make film of Edward Snowden story
Snowden the 'traitor' looms over Pulitzers
Snowden the 'traitor' looms over Pulitzers

Hero or traitor? America is still polarized over Edward Snowden and whether the newspapers that exposed the extent of NSA's vast global spying network should be lauded or condemned.

Snowden the 'traitor' looms over Pulitzers
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New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit: defence ministry

A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the defence ministry said, boosting the Jewish state's ability to monitor arch-foe Iran.

New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit: defence ministry
Google CEO Larry Page. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy

Google co-founder Larry Page condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy
Robot Snowden promises more US spying revelations
Robot Snowden promises more US spying revelations

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden emerged from his Russian exile Tuesday in the form of a remotely-controlled robot to promise more sensational revelations about US spying programs.

Robot Snowden promises more US spying revelations
National Security Agency (NSA) Director General Keith Alexander. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron
'Free world' governments among worst for online spying: watchdog

Shady agencies at the service of democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, media watchdog RSF said Wednesday, putting them on the same level as offenders in Iran, China and Saudi Arabia.

'Free world' governments among worst for online spying: watchdog
European IT firms seize opportunity from spy scandal
European IT firms seize opportunity from spy scandal

European IT security firms have flocked to the world's biggest high-tech fair with hopes of benefiting from the fallout from shock revelations of mass US and British spying.

European IT firms seize opportunity from spy scandal
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
CIA under investigation for monitoring Senate: lawmaker

The CIA's internal watchdog is investigating allegations that the agency improperly spied on Senate staffers probing secret details of a now-defunct interrogation program.

CIA under investigation for monitoring Senate: lawmaker
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UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: report

US senators said British and US spy agencies showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy after reports they had intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users.

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: report
Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program
Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program

US Senator Rand Paul filed suit against President Barack Obama and other officials in a bid to end the secret program that scoops up telephone data on virtually all Americans.

Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program
Brazil senator proposes Snowden for Nobel peace award
Brazil senator proposes Snowden for Nobel peace award

A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Brazil senator proposes Snowden for Nobel peace award