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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Brother questions why American man being held by Russia

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has brushed back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen.

Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying

A Russian lawyer representing a former U.S. Marine who was detained in Moscow for alleged spying says his client is enduring custody well but he is trying to get him …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

U.S. ambassador meets with American held for spying in Russia

U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his …

West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of attacks

The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow’s involvement …

Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers

A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, …

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

U.S. backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

Federal prosecutors are backtracking on their allegation that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent offered to trade sex for access, according to a Justice Department court …

Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …

100 years ago in Spokane: Police nab suspected German spy

Spokane police believed they had a German spy in their clutches. “He said he was Charles Stromier, age 32, a native of Holland, but an investigation of his effects showed …

DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

The Justice Department has offered lawmakers a third classified briefing next week on the FBI’s use of a secret informant in the Russia probe, as it tries to quell allegations …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign; lawyer Giuliani casts doubt

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign – an allegation his own lawyer said might …

Russia: UK’s moves in ex-spy’s poisoning mirror past plots

Russian prosecutors said Monday that Britain’s accusations over the poisoning of an ex-spy in England are in keeping with its behavior in previous high-profile cases.

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Daughter of poisoned spy says she’s recovering

In her first public comment since she and her father, a former Russian spy, were poisoned by a nerve agent, Yulia Skripal said Thursday from a hospital that she’s recovering …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

UK defense lab: No ID yet for source of nerve agent

Britain’s defense laboratory acknowledged Tuesday it hasn’t yet tracked down the source of the nerve agent that poisoned a Russian ex-spy, a statement the Kremlin said proved that British accusations …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Russian FM: Ex-spy’s poisoning is a distraction from Brexit

Russia’s foreign minister accused Britain and the United States of spreading “lies and disinformation” about the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, declaring Monday that East-West tensions are worse …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats’ expulsions

Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions …

Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced …

UK’s May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy …

UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Putin calls UK accusations over ex-spy poisoning ‘nonsense’

Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday that he has evidence Russia has been stockpiling a nerve agent in violation of international law “very likely for the purposes of assassination.”

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

U.S., France, Germany blame Russia for UK nerve agent attack

The United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in condemning Russia for the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, calling it an “assault on U.K. sovereignty,” as the …

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

UK to boot 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Britain will expel nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former …

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

UK police: 21 people sought treatment after ex-spy poisoning

Around 21 people have received medical treatment after a nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, British police said Thursday, as the U.K. vowed strong action against whoever was responsible for …

UK police: Russian ex-spy was attacked with nerve agent

A Russian ex-spy and his daughter fighting for their lives in an English hospital were attacked with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt, British police said Wednesday.

Mexico admits government spies tail candidates

Mexico’s Interior Department has acknowledged that federal intelligence agency sent a plainclothes agent to tail an opposition presidential candidate, even though the candidate never asked for and apparently did not …

100 years ago: Accused German ‘master spy’ allegedly tried to create colony of Hindus to spy on Canadians from north Spokane

After a German “master spy” was arrested in San Francisco, the Spokane Daily Chronicle breathlessly broke the story that he had previously attempted to establish “a gigantic German spying organization” …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

U.S. agencies ordered to stop using Russian company’s software

The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Chelsea Manning ‘looking forward to so much’ after release

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup …

Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

U.S. crackdown on Russian hackers ensnares notorious spammer

A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors called one of the world’s most notorious criminal email spammers was arrested in Spain last week.