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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Terrorist theories grow as MI6 and CIA involvement confirmed

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British secret services are investigating the disappearance of flight MH370, Malaysia's transport minister said on Saturday. The disclosure that MI6 as well as the CIA are helping the Malaysian authorities will add to speculation the aircraft was hijacked by terrorists.

Germany summons US ambassador over claim NSA bugged Merkel’s phone

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Germany's foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, has called the US ambassador to a personal meeting to discuss allegations that US secret services bugged Angela Merkel's mobile phone. The decision to call in John B Emerson, who has only been the US

Veteran Luxembourg PM resigns in spy scandal

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LUXEMBOURG (AFP) –  Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, tenders his resignation Thursday in a scandal involving the tiny nation's secret services, alleged to have indulged in misconduct on his watch. "I am calling a cabinet meeting at

Chinese Espionage Targets Small German Companies, Die Welt Says

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Small and medium-sized German companies often fall victim to Chinese economic espionage, Die Welt reported, citing the German intelligence service. While companies such as Siemens AG (SIE), Volkswagen AG (VOW) and BASF SE (BAS) employ security personnel who often used

Did Russian secret services avert military coup in Sverdlovsk?

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The Russian intelligence services arrested members of an illegal paramilitary unit that planned an armed insurrection in one of central Russia’s biggest cities. According to reports from Yekaterinburg, the administrative capital Russia’s Sverdlovsk province, leaders of the alleged paramilitary unit hoped that

Norway intelligence boss reckons Breivik a lone wolf

Norway has no indication that the confessed killer behind Norway's July 22 attacks had accomplices or was part of a wider network, the head of the Norwegian Police Security Service said Wednesday. Janne Kristiansen also said she did not believe

U.S. report: Russia tied to embassy blast in Georgia

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia’s military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. The highly classified report

Norwegian intelligence chief says Breivik acted alone

Norwegian domestic intelligence chief Janne Kristiansen, said that Anders Brievik "acted alone". She explained that at present there is no evidence that the mass murderer had ties to right-wing extremists in Norway or elsewhere. Kristiansen told the BBC: "We don't

INDIA – Cops to gather intelligence: 350 to be recruited

The bid to rope in local cops to gather intelligence on terror activities at grassroots level has got a shot in the arm as the state government is soon to deploy men at each police station exclusively for intelligence gathering.

China tells US to halt spy plane flights

China has demanded that the United States stop spy plane flights near the Chinese coast, saying they have "severely harmed" trust between the two countries, state-run media reported Wednesday.     The comments came after Taiwanese media reported two Chinese fighter

US – Intelligence agents to appear before Osama panel

Senior intelligence officials will appear later on Monday before the high level commission investigating the U.S. unilateral raid to kill Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani city of Abbotabad on May 2. A member of the commission has been quoted

Czech intelligence, police communicate with Norway on attacks

The Czech civilian counter-intelligence service (BIS) is in touch with its Norwegian colleagues and answers their questions in connection with the Friday attacks in Norway, BIS spokesman Jan Subert told CTK Monday. Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to the

Norwegian authorities failed to act on Breivik ‘explosives’ report

Norway's intelligence services failed to act on a report that the man charged with the country's worst ever act of terrorism had illegally bought chemicals that could be used to create a bomb, media reports said on Monday. Anders Behring

NORWAY – Breivik was on intelligence watchlist

THE man behind one of the worst massacres in recent European history was on a Norwegian intelligence watchlist as early as March, but authorities did not believe the information was "relevant". Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted killing 76 people

INDIA – Home Minister RR Patil proposes new intelligence post

After the July 13 terror strike in Mumbai, which caught both the state and central intelligence agencies unawares, the state home department has decided to strengthen the intelligence gathering mechanism of the Mumbai police. A senior officer in the state

Israel to swap money laundering intelligence

The Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA) has signed letters of intent with financial intelligence units of the US, India, and Albania to collaborate on money laundering. The agreements were signed following a conference in Germany of

GERMANY – BND destroys file on Nazi criminal

The German intelligence agency BND admitted Monday to destroying the file of wanted Nazi criminal Alois Brunner in the 1990s and attempting to recruit him, Der Spiegel reported. Brunner was responsible for the deportation of at least 130,000 Jews to

Intelligence warning: Hizb ut-Tahrir planned ‘Arab spring’ in Pakistan

Several weeks before the military detained a group of senior officers for alleged links with the radical group Hizb ut-Tahrir earlier this year, the country’s intelligence agencies warned that the banned organisation was planning an Egypt-style uprising in Pakistan by

CIA spreads its tentacles in S Punjab

The Americans have increased their contacts with local influential figures in South Punjab to establish a network of their secret service operatives there, informed sources have revealed. The renewed efforts at extension of their clandestine operations through setting up bases

RAF bombs Gaddafi intelligence site

British jets have bombed a key intelligence building being used by the forces of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the Ministry of Defence said today. The attack on the Central Organisation for Electronic Research building in Tripoli came in the early