Media and widow of Russian excluded from pre-inquest hearing in London on William Hague's request to withhold evidence Media groups have expressed disappointment after a coroner ruled that secret government files on the murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko would be
Submarine expert arrested after ‘attempting to hand over Navy’s secrets to FBI agents posing as Russian spies’
Former U.S. Navy submarine warfare specialist Robert Patrick Hoffman II was arrested Thursday morning on charges of turning over classified information to undercover FBI agents posing as representatives of the Russian Federation. Hoffman, 39, of Virginia, allegedly gave the agents
By R. M. Sheldon. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1365-4. Glossary. Index. Pp. ix, 232. $45.00. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The esoteric processes of gathering, evaluating, and applying intelligence information have preoccupied governments and fascinated observers ever since antiquity. That becomes
Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have imposed non-military sanctions on Syria in an effort to pressure President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Thursday's vote was 11-to-2, with two abstentions. It was the third time
ATHENS, Greece — A prosecutor opened a criminal case Wednesday in a suspected plot to remove former conservative prime minister Costas Karamanlis from power that was brought to light by a tip-off from Russia’s spy agency, a court official said.
Syrian rights activists say forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have intensified an assault on the central opposition stronghold of Homs, as U.N. diplomats drafted a General Assembly resolution to denounce human rights violations by the Assad government. The activists
Syrian activists say government troops have killed dozens of civilians in Homs, continuing a months-long siege of the city that has been a hub of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year autocratic rule. The shelling Wednesday follows days of assaults
A former top British official has admitted for the first time that Britain spied on Russia using electronic equipment inside a phony rock. Jonathan Powell told the BBC that British spies were clearly responsible for the espionage attempt in Moscow
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's military intelligence chief has left his post after less than three years at the helm of the country's biggest spying agency to join a company that develops nuclear missiles, Kommersant newspaper reported on Saturday, citing sources.
Russia's Soyuz carrier rocket is set make its first launch from outside the former Soviet Union on Thursday, carrying European satellites. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off from a new launch site at the Kourou space center in the
DAVID Cameron was told yesterday that Russia will never hand over the prime suspect in the Alexander Litvinenko murder case. The Prime Minister was given curt advice from Russian President Dimitry Medvedev to give up any hope of resolving the
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
Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the 25-year sentence handed down in absentia to Foreign Intelligence Service colonel Alexander Poteyev, who had betrayed a U.S. spy ring in 2010. A Moscow military district court found 59-year-old Poteyev guilty of high
Eli Lake at the Washington Times has a fascinating look at the way that Russian intelligence services are intimidating American officials in the country, despite supposed talks of a "reset" for relations between the countries. The most obvious example