Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

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Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to the US broadcaster said. Saudi Arabia then cited the false report as part of […]

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As Poland quaked under Catherine the Great, so the GOP delivers us to Putin

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Russia has preyed on other nations before, but never one so strong as the United States of America. Trump and his party are helping the process along At the beginning of the 18th century, Poland was one of the largest states in Europe, a sovereign, multi-ethnic republic. By the end of the century it had […]

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Ethel Rosenberg’s sons return to White House to plead mother’s exoneration

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Robert and Michael Meeropol asked Obama administration to review espionage conviction amid new evidence, more than 50 years after first attempt The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg returned to the White House on Thursday, more than 50 years after pleading unsuccessfully to spare her life, in a last-ditch appeal to Barack Obama to exonerate […]

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‘Increasingly aggressive’ Russia a growing threat to UK, says MI5 head

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Exclusive: In first newspaper interview given by a serving spy chief, Andrew Parker talks of terror, espionage and balance between secrecy and privacy Russia poses an increasing threat to the stability of the UK and is using all the sophisticated tools at its disposal to achieve its aims, the director general of MI5 has told […]

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John le Carr: I was beaten by my father, abandoned by my mother

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Novelist gives definitive account of his life as writer and sometime spy, with most personal passages covering father Ronnie John le Carr was beaten up by his father and grew up mostly starved of affection after his mother abandoned him at the age of five, he reveals in his hugely awaited autobiography The Pigeon Tunnel, […]

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