Espionage

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to speak in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Russia's foreign minister says Moscow will expel the same number of diplomats from the nations that have expelled Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 29, 2018 - 11:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat...
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The U.S. flag flies at the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, March 29, 2018. The U.S. flag is flown at half-mast to mourn victims of Kemerovo fire killing 64 people. Russia said Thursday it will respond quid pro quo to the U.S. decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain, and will also retaliate to the U.S. decision to shut the Russian consulate in Seattle by closing the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
March 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the nerve agent attack on an Russian ex-spy in Britain (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The United States says there's "no justification" for Russia's retaliatory moves to expel 60 U.S. diplomats and shutter the American Consulate in St. Petersburg. U.S. Ambassador to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018 file photo, police officers stand outside the house of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England. British police say they believe a Russian ex-spy and his daughter first came into contact with a military-grade nerve agent at their front door. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon says in a statement Wednesday, March 28 police are now focusing their investigation in and around Sergei Skripal's home. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
March 28, 2018 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Russian ex-spy and his daughter left critically ill in a nerve agent attack three weeks ago were probably poisoned at the front door of their home in southwestern England, British police said Wednesday. It was the first time police have said where they thought Sergei Skripal and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018 file photo, police officers stand outside the house of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England. British police say they believe a Russian ex-spy and his daughter first came into contact with a military-grade nerve agent at their front door. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon says in a statement Wednesday, March 28 police are now focusing their investigation in and around Sergei Skripal's home. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
March 28, 2018 - 4:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain (all times local): 10:50 p.m. British police say they believe a Russian ex-spy and his daughter first came into contact with a military-grade nerve agent at their front door. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon says in a...
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Russian Ambassador Grigory Logvinov speaks to reporters briefly in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, March 28, 2018. Russia's Embassy has accused Australia of blindly following Britain by deciding to expel two Russian diplomats. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
March 27, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic developments following the nerve agent attack on a Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 1:50 a.m. New Zealand is facing criticism for not expelling any Russian diplomats or spies. Many of its allies are doing so in solidarity with Britain after its...
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A woman walks past the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation in New York Monday, March 26, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 27, 2018 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplomats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an unspoken but widespread practice in the cloak-and-dagger world: sending operatives abroad under...
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A man talks on the phone on the grounds of the Russian embassy in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Australia has announced it is expelling two Russian diplomats in response to the recent nerve agent attack on a former Russian military intelligence officer and his daughter in Britain. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 2:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic fallout over the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Russia's Embassy in Canberra has accused Australia of blindly following Britain by deciding to expel two Russian diplomats. The Australian government...
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A woman walks past the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation in New York Monday, March 26, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 26, 2018 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplomats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an unspoken but widespread practice in the cloak-and-dagger world: sending operatives abroad under...
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A person, who refused to give their name, checks a sign on the door of the Russian consulate office stating that the office is closed and not accepting any new passport applications in Seattle, Wash., Monday, March 26, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Eugene Johnson)
March 26, 2018 - 8:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle displeased many Russian immigrants Monday, some of whom rushed to its offices in hopes of securing passports, visas and other important documents. One woman, who identified herself as a dual U.S.-Russian...
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A metal fence surrounds the residence of Russia's consul general Monday, March 26, 2018, in Seattle. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 26, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. President Donald Trump, under constant political heat for...
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