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March 16, 2000 |
A Russian citizen has been arrested and charged with spying for Britain, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Wednesday. The FSB, the main successor agency to the KGB, said that, as a result of a counterintelligence operation, the agent has been taken into custody. The unidentified Russian was recruited by foreign intelligence agents "with direct participation of the Estonian special services," the FSB said in a statement. An investigation is underway, the FSB said.
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July 28, 2000 | From Reuters
A Moscow court sentenced a former junior Russian diplomat to 11 years in prison Thursday for spying for Britain, a court spokeswoman said, ending a case that had triggered the biggest spy dispute between London and Moscow since the Cold War. Platon Obukhov, the son of a former deputy foreign minister and top arms control negotiator, worked in the prestigious North America section of the Foreign Ministry before his arrest in 1996.
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May 14, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be one of the country's more damaging security breaches to date, the British government on Thursday accused an embittered ex-spy of endangering the lives of scores of Secret Intelligence Service agents by publishing their names on the Internet. More than 100 alleged officers in the agency--which is also known as MI6, Britain's equivalent of the CIA--were named Wednesday on a U.S.-based Web site.
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March 16, 2000 |
A Russian citizen has been arrested and charged with spying for Britain, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Wednesday. The FSB, the main successor agency to the KGB, said that, as a result of a counterintelligence operation, the agent has been taken into custody. The unidentified Russian was recruited by foreign intelligence agents "with direct participation of the Estonian special services," the FSB said in a statement. An investigation is underway, the FSB said.
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December 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A media storm over the resignation of a top left-wing British journalist accused of spying for the former Soviet Union deepened as editors called for publication of a full list of former KGB agents. Richard Gott, literary editor of the Guardian newspaper, said in a published letter it was "culpable stupidity" for him to have kept his contacts with the Soviets secret, and he admitted accepting paid trips abroad during the 1960s.
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May 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Israeli Supreme Court rejected former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu's appeal of his conviction for treason and espionage resulting from his leaks about Israel's nuclear weapons program to a London newspaper. The three-judge panel upheld his 18-year prison term. Vanunu, 35, a former employee at the Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev desert, has been in solitary confinement for almost four years since Israel spirited him back from London to face trial.
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December 17, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Stella Rimington, a career civil servant, has been appointed the first woman to head Britain's MI-5 counterintelligence service, a top-secret agency that has been the subject of many thrillers, movies and television dramas, the government announced Monday. Rimington, who has been with the agency 22 years, will become director general of the Security Service, as MI-5 is formally called, when its current director general, Patrick Walker, retires in February. Rimington is Walker's deputy.
NEWS
August 22, 1988
A British diplomat was allowed to visit one of two Britons being held in a Tehran prison on spying charges, the Foreign Office said in London. David Reddaway, who went to Iran on Aug. 12 after a thaw in relations between the two countries, visited Nicholas Nicola in Tehran's Evin Prison and found him "in good health and reasonably cheerful," a Foreign Office spokesman said.
NEWS
June 3, 1988
The imprisonment of former U.S. intelligence analyst Samuel Loring Morison, convicted of espionage and theft for giving information to a British magazine, Jane's Defense Weekly, was put on hold by a federal judge pending a ruling by the Supreme Court. Morison had been scheduled to go to prison today. But U.S. District Judge Joseph Young in Baltimore issued a stay of imprisonment until June 15, Supreme Court officials said.
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June 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A former British spy accused of posting the names of 100 alleged undercover agents on the Internet was ordered out of Switzerland, the Swiss government said. Richard Tomlinson left Geneva by train Tuesday evening, one day after being questioned by police, said Dominique Reymond, a spokesman for the Swiss federal prosecutor's office. Though it was unclear on what grounds the Swiss ordered Tomlinson to leave, Reymond said it was not the result of pressure by Britain.
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May 14, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be one of the country's more damaging security breaches to date, the British government on Thursday accused an embittered ex-spy of endangering the lives of scores of Secret Intelligence Service agents by publishing their names on the Internet. More than 100 alleged officers in the agency--which is also known as MI6, Britain's equivalent of the CIA--were named Wednesday on a U.S.-based Web site.
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June 17, 1996 | From Reuters
Britain's foreign intelligence service stole top-secret breakthrough technology the French had developed for tracking nuclear submarines, a British newspaper reported Sunday. The Sunday Times said in a front-page report that details of France's anti-submarine program were obtained last year from a French civilian engineer duped by the MI6 spy organization.
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May 18, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tit-for-tat exchange reminiscent of the Cold War, Russia and Britain each expelled four of the other's embassy officials Friday as the apparent climax to a spy scandal that both seem eager to end. The two governments have been negotiating since earlier this month, when security officials in Moscow linked British diplomats to a Russian national jailed for selling official secrets.
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May 7, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Boris N. Yeltsin chided his top security aide for urging postponement of Russia's June 16 presidential election and promised Monday that the vote will be held on schedule. "I trust in the wisdom of Russian voters," Yeltsin told the Interfax news agency. "That is why elections will be held in the time determined by the constitution." Politicians across the spectrum welcomed Yeltsin's pledge and scorned the advice of his security chief, Gen. Alexander V.
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December 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A media storm over the resignation of a top left-wing British journalist accused of spying for the former Soviet Union deepened as editors called for publication of a full list of former KGB agents. Richard Gott, literary editor of the Guardian newspaper, said in a published letter it was "culpable stupidity" for him to have kept his contacts with the Soviets secret, and he admitted accepting paid trips abroad during the 1960s.
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March 2, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior Russian official in the military-industrial complex has confessed to spying for Britain and has been charged with treason, Russian officials announced Tuesday. The bombshell, widening the espionage war between Moscow and the West, comes just when U.S. officials thought the exchange of unpleasantness over the alleged spying of CIA official Aldrich H. Ames for the Kremlin was over. On Monday, Russia expelled a U.S.
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November 16, 1992 | Associated Press
A purported British spy likely was murdered because he threatened to reveal details of the British government's secret deals to secure the release of Beirut hostages, a newspaper reported Sunday. Ian Stuart Spiro also had vital information about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270, the Sunday Telegraph said.
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