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Chile wants to get past espionage controversy w/ Peru, foreign minister says

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Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz on Monday expressed his desire to overcome the controversy with Peru regarding the case of alleged spying raised by that country and to strengthen the bilateral relationship, although he said that for now Chile’s ambassador

Peru withdraws ambassador to Chile in espionage row

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LIMA: Peru announced on Saturday it has withdrawn its ambassador in Santiago to protest alleged espionage by Chile. Relations soured between the two countries late last month after Peru claimed Chile paid three members of the Peruvian navy to spy

Chinese ambassador ‘spy case’ would not be first, warns state-run newspaper

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Top Chinese diplomats, military officers and scholars have been drawn into spying in recent years, a state newspaper warned on Thursday, in an editorial on the rumours surrounding the country’s ambassador to Iceland. The Global Times said several of the

Turkey demands explanation from Germany over spying on it

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Turkey has demanded an explanation from Germany over media reports that German intelligence service has been spying on the NATO partner for several years. “If the allegations were proved true, then it would be completely unacceptable,” said Turkish Foreign Minister

Australia and Indonesia ‘to end spy rift’

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Julie Bishop told the ABC that a “joint understanding” had been reached and preparations to sign it were under way. Intelligence sharing and military and border co-operation would resume when the pact was signed, reports said. The spying claims came

Is President Poroshenko Taking Orders from the CIA?

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While the death toll among civilians is growing in Ukraine the United States continues its policy aimed at escalation of the conflict. It offers all kinds of support to Kiev including military aid. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said the

White House blows cover of CIA chief in Afghanistan

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The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The

US lawmakers in Berlin for NSA talks

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The United States should make a "special effort" to restore trust, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Monday following a meeting in Berlin with US Senator Chris Murphy and Ambassador John Emerson. Outgoing German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the

Spain warns US of breakdown in trust after new NSA revelations

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The Spanish government has warned of a potential breakdown of trust with the US following reports that the National Security Agency monitored more than 60m phone calls in Spain in the space of one month. As the White House struggled

False & misleading: NSA denies French spy reports

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The NSA did not record 70 million French telephone calls, but it does carry out espionage in France, Intelligence Director James Clapper has said. Responding to media reports on NSA activities in France, he dismissed them as “false and misleading.”

‘Unacceptable and shocking’: France demands explanation for NSA spying

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France has called for an explanation for the “unacceptable” and “shocking” reports of NSA spying on French citizens. Leaked documents revealed the spy agency records millions of phone calls and monitors politicians and high-profile business people. The US Ambassador to

France summons US ambassador over ‘spying’

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) secretly recorded millions of phone calls made in France, French daily "Le Monde" reported on Monday, citing documents leaked by former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The US spy agency taped 70.3 million French

Brazil Angered Over Report N.S.A. Spied on President

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s government summoned the United States ambassador on Monday to respond to new revelations of American surveillance of President Dilma Rousseff and her top aides, complicating relations between the countries ahead of Ms. Rousseff’s state visit

Book by former CIA analyst sheds light on Cuba, Kennedy, Oswald

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(Reuters) – Lee Harvey Oswald had closer ties to Cuba's intelligence agency in the months before his fatal shooting of John F. Kennedy than previously known, according to a new book by a former CIA analyst. Furthermore, the CIA lied

Snowden row intensifies as hidden bug found in Ecuador’s embassy

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The international wrangle over the future of Edward Snowden took a further twist when Ecuador declared it had found a listening device in its London embassy and threatened to reveal who had planted it. In another day of drama and

Bolivian president’s jet rerouted amid suspicions Edward Snowden on board

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Bolivia reacted with fury after a plane carrying the country's president home from Russia was diverted to Vienna amid suspicions that it was carrying the surveillance whistleblower, Edward Snowden. France and Portugal were accused of withdrawing permission for the plane,

US report warns on China IP theft

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  The theft of intellectual property from the US is "unprecedented" and costing the nation an estimated $300bn (£200bn) each year, a report says. The study, led by former top-ranking officials, said China was thought to be behind 50-80% of

Boston Bombers: Role of CIA in Chechen Terror

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The narrative now emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing is that the perpetrators are from Chechnya or a nearby region and the attacks are a product of Islamic terrorism. “The Chechen jihadi network is very extensive,” the neocon Walid Phares

S. Korea Postpones Military Intelligence Accord With Japan

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South Korea postponed an agreement with Japan to share military intelligence hours before it was to be signed because of opposition over the deal with the country’s former colonial occupier. “The South Korean side told us that, due to domestic

Cracking a Vietnam War Mystery

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New Book Uses Long-Hidden Communist Sources to Explore a Potential Missed Opportunity for Peace in 1966. The inside story of these murky diplomatic machinations, as well as other revelations concerning the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Sino-Soviet split, and