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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LIMA: Peru announced on Saturday it has withdrawn its ambassador in Santiago to protest alleged espionage by Chile.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

Moscow will review military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force

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MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday denounced Ukraine’s moves to join NATO and said it would review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. The stand

The Man Who End The Cold War

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Shevardnadze’s rise to leadership of the Foreign Ministry in 1985, only months after Gorbachev became general secretary, was a “bolt from the blue,” in Chernyaev’s words. Shevardnadze’s talks with Shultz brought a whole new tone to U.S.-Soviet discourse, while the

Australia’s overseas spy chief reappointed for another five years

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The boss of Australia’s shadowy overseas spy agency has been given another five years in the job. The federal government has reappointed Nick Warner as the head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, or Asis. The foreign minister, Julie Bishop,

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

Identify your spy: Germany asks other countries for names of secret agents

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Germany is asking foreign diplomatic missions to reveal the names of secret service agents working in the country, a report states. It comes amid the spy row between Berlin and Washington, following revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The

Surveillance paradise: How one man spied on NSA in Bahamas

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Following reports the Bahamas are under total NSA surveillance, Nimrod Kamer went to the Caribbean state to investigate for RT how its people cope without any privacy and why local authorities refuse to lift a finger to restore it. Kamer,

Canada Accuses China Of Hacking Into Its Main Computer Network

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Canada on Tuesday accused Chinese government-backed hackers of attempting to access its main computer network, but Beijing denied the accusations saying it had no role to play in the alleged act. The Canadian government reportedly claimed that a state-sponsored actor

Israel Eavesdropped on President Clinton’s Diplomatic Phone Calls

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Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on phone calls between President Bill Clinton and Syria’s late strongman Hafez al-Assad during sensitive Middle East peace negotiations 15 years ago, a forthcoming book says, citing verbatim transcripts of the calls. Israeli intelligence also listened in

EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine

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There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region. In an

U.S. now bugging German ministers in place of Merkel – report

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(Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday. Revelations

Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations

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A major independent commission headed by the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, was launched on Wednesday to investigate the future of the internet in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. The two-year inquiry, announced at the World Economic Forum

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

Kerry tells Europeans NSA will strike “right” balance between security and privacy

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Tuesday that a review into NSA surveillance activities would result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and said outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between

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

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.”

French NSA Surveillance Scandal Jeopardizes Transatlantic Relations

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Allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on millions of French citizens are set to overshadow vital talks on the future of Syria. Top-ranking politicians from both sides of the Atlantic will come face to face on Tuesday just

‘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