Tag: diplomat

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

Russia Expels Latvian, German Nationals Suspected of Espionage

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A former Latvian parliamentarian has been deported from Russia after the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) accused him of spying on behalf of Latvia and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Russia’s state-run NTV channel reported Sunday. “I am Alexei Kholostov, an ethnic Russian and a citizen of Latvia.

Pakistan hiring Sri Lankan Muslims as spies spooks intelligence agencies

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NEW DELHI: The arrest of a third Sri Lankan spying on India on behalf of Pakistan in less than 10 months has got intelligence agencies to train their focus back on growing radicalization among Tamil-speaking Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka

How Edward Snowden Broke the Spy Game

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There was a time, not long ago, that an unspoken truth was shared by the international community: All countries, even close allies, spy on one another. This was especially true during the Cold War. The United States spied on Russia,

US to ask China to restart cyber working group

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WASHINGTON — The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies’ computers to steal trade secrets. Assistant Secretary of State

What Are the Limits of Legitimate Economic Espionage?

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What are the limits of legitimate economic espionage? The indictment of five PLA officers for stealing U.S. intellectual property brings economic espionage into the same spotlight lately enjoyed by diplomatic cryptography.  The U.S. decision immediately produced a firestorm of criticism

China builds spy network in Australian universities

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China is reportedly building covert informant networks inside Australia's top universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Fairfax Media reports that Chinese intelligence officials say they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing's core

Swiss govt tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

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Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored. The Swiss Federal Council, a seven-member committee that

Chinese hackers reportedly stole Obama and McCain documents

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On the eve of President Barack Obama's high-level meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. intelligence officials have revealed that a slew of documents and e-mails were stolen during the 2008 presidential campaign from both the president and then GOP

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

India: ‘Well-Trained Terrorist’ Carried Out Israeli Diplomatic Attack

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India's home minister says Monday's bombing of an Israeli embassy car was carried out by a well-trained terrorist. The attack wounded an Israeli diplomat's wife and was carried out in one of New Delhi's most secure districts. Home Minister Palaniappan