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US spy chief describes cloak-and-dagger mission to N. Korea (+video)

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Washington — When US spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two US captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North Korean officials wanted a diplomatic concession of some sort in return for

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.”

Estonia: Russian spy did not know EU or Nato secrets

BRUSSELS – An alleged Russian spy exposed in Estonia did not compromise EU or Nato secrets, Estonia's intelligence chief has told EUobserver. The Baltic country last week detained Vladimir Veitman, a 63-year-old Estonian intelligence officer, on suspicion of spying for

Afghan intelligence chief wounded in assassination attempt, officials say

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s intelligence chief was wounded Thursday in an assassination attempt in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said. A senior government official said Asadullah Khalid suffered injuries on the lower part of his body when a bomb exploded

Mossad chief: A nuclear Iran isn’t necessarily an existential threat

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Tamir Pardo says Israel using various means to foil Iran's nuclear program, but if Iran actually obtained nuclear weapons, it would not mean destruction of Israel. A nuclear-armed Iran wouldn't necessarily constitute a threat to Israel's continued existence, Mossad chief