Category: Europe

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Spy Fall: Russian Diplomat Who Died in Berlin Was the Son of Senior FSB Official

Spy Fall: Russian Diplomat Who Died in Berlin Was the Son of Senior FSB Official

This story originates with Der Spiegel, a leading newsweekly in Germany and has been advanced by Bellingcat, the open source investigative platform. Bellingcat has confirmed, using open source data, that the diplomat was the son of the deputy director of FSB’s Second Service and the head of the FSB’s Directorate for Protection of Constitutional Order,...

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Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

From Al-Monitor, a quality news site based in Washington, D.C., a story about Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization Amid simmering regional tensions in the wake of mutual military drills, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported Oct. 13 that the National Intelligence Organization and the police had uncovered an Iranian spy network in the eastern city of...

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The Spies Who Hated Us:  A Veteran Reporter Dishes on the British Secret State

Richard Norton Taylor is a veteran intelligence reporter for The Guardianwho has spent decades reporting on MI6, the British intelligence service. and he’s got plenty of good stories to show for it.  Here’s one. An MI6 officer had told him, he says, that the reason why some MI6 people were against the invasion of Iraq...

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The CIA Debated Kidnapping or Killing Julian Assange

The CIA Debated Kidnapping or Killing Julian Assange

This more than solid scoop comes from the very reliable  Zach Dorfman, Sean D. Naylor and Michael Isikoff at Yahoo News. While Assange had been on the radar of U.S. intelligence agencies for years, these plans for an all-out war against him were sparked by WikiLeaks’ ongoing publication of extraordinarily sensitive CIA hacking tools, known collectively as “Vault...