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S. Korea’s ex-spy chief jailed for election meddling

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | A former South Korean spy chief was jailed for four years Wednesday for leading an online smear campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-In, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-Hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated …

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Putin ready to help Americans to ‘investigate’ Trump

Putin ‘ready to provide recording’ of Lavrov-Trump exchange Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the White House into turmoil. His comments were …

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Spy fiction? Byzantine Russia tale envelops Washington

Washington, United States | AFP | Secret meetings, phone taps, Russian oil money and mysterious intelligence dossiers: the swirling scandal over Donald Trump’s ties to Moscow has all the makings of a classic spy novel — whose ending has yet to be written. But the maelstrom engulfing Washington over Russia’s …

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UK cinema-goers asked to become real-life 007s

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British film icon James Bond has entertained audiences for over five decades, but now the country’s foreign intelligence agency is asking cinema-goers to become spies themselves. MI6 on Friday unveiled a 58-second advertisement — entitled “But She Can” — that will be shown in …

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Reports says Snowden a ‘fabricator’ in contact with Russian intel

Washington, United States | AFP |  A scathing US Congressional report released Thursday branded intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a “serial exaggerator and fabricator” and said he has had continual contact with Russian intelligence services. The partially redacted report, released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, portrays Snowden as …

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