Espionage

US attorney David Anderson announces criminal spy charges against a San Francisco Bay Area tour operator Xuehua Edward Peng Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Xuehua Edward Peng, who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors, was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
September 30, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal...
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President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he arrives for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. The president was given a plaque of appreciation from America's Sheriffs and Angel Families. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 26, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the person who gave information to a whistleblower who has accused the president of abusing the nation's highest office for political gain, saying that individual is "close to a spy" who could have committed treason — an act punishable...
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This photo released by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Ron Rockwell Hansen, a former U.S. intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to trying to sell secrets to China. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, Hansen was sentenced to ten years in prison after admitting that foreign agents targeted him for recruitment. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former U.S. intelligence officer convicted of trying to pass defense information to China was solemn as he was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and said he "would give anything" to change his actions. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, wearing a gray jumpsuit, apologized in a...
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EDS NOTE : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN. Accompanied by family members, former Venezuelan military spy chief, retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, center, enters into a car after walking out of prison in Estremera, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Spain's National Court has rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges. Within hours of Monday's ruling, the court released retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who claimed that the extradition request was politically motivated. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 17, 2019 - 11:18 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges because the charges lacked detail and accepted the defense's claim that it was politically motivated. The court's ruling...
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September 17, 2019 - 5:40 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has acknowledged for the first time that it holds three Australian nationals on suspicion of spying, marking the latest cases of those with Western ties being detained in the Islamic Republic amid tensions between Tehran and the U.S. The semi-official Tasnim news agency...
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September 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden says his time working for the...
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Elizabeth Whelan, the sister of Paul Whelan, accompanied by Sen. Gary Peters., D-Mich., left, and Sen, Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., right, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, to call on Congress to pass a resolution condemning the Russian government for detaining Paul Whelan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 12, 2019 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan security executive who has been detained in Russia on espionage charges since December is being held without cause as his health deteriorates under tough conditions, members of Congress said Thursday as they demanded his release. A Russian court has repeatedly extended...
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September 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian prosecutors are charging an official from a non-governmental organization with spying for Russia for allegedly supplying information that aimed to turn the Balkan country away from its pro-Western orientation. Deputy chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said Tuesday that...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki display an agreement they signed in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement on Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology amid growing concerns about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for...
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Protesters demonstrate in support of whistleblowers outside the Austral Capital Territory Magistrates Court in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. A defense lawyer told the court a former Australian spy, known as Witness K, charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during negotiations over the sharing of billions of dollars in oil and gas has been denied legal aid and might not be able to adequately fund his case. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 29, 2019 - 2:30 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during negotiations over the sharing of billions of dollars in oil and gas had been denied legal aid and might not be able to...
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