Espionage

The combined tower and spire of Salisbury Cathedral stand surrounded by the medieval city where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 13, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SALISBURY, England (AP) — For Amber McAuley, life in Salisbury — a picturesque cathedral city best known as the gateway to Stonehenge — has become surreal ever since it became the scene of a spy drama worthy of John le Carre. The 20-year-old film student became a bit player in the story when she...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street to attend parliament for the Chancellors Spring Statement, in London, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. May said on Monday that Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter had been poisoned with Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2018 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain has given Moscow until midnight Tuesday to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent came to poison a former spy in Britain. If no explanation is given, Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia will be hit by "extensive" retaliatory measures. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, Kim Dong Chul, center, a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted from a courtroom after his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea. He was sentenced in April 2016 to 10 years in prison with hard labor after being convicted of espionage. The announcement of a possible U.S.-North Korea summit is raising hope that Kim Jong Un will release 3 American citizens, including Kim Dong Chul, now imprisoned in the North. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)
March 13, 2018 - 6:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Hopes for the release of three American citizens imprisoned in North Korea got a big boost by the news of a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Freeing the prisoners would be relatively low-hanging fruit and a sign of goodwill by Kim. It...
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Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end...
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Military and ambulance forces work in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigations continue into the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4,2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Former Russian security officers who were charged in Britain with the 2006 slaying of an ex-Russian agent have scoffed at the claims of Russian involvement in the poisoning of...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons in London, Monday, March 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government has concluded it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter. May told British lawmakers on Monday that Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were exposed to a nerve agent known as Novichok (Novice), a weapon developed in the Soviet Union in the end of the Cold War. (PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 3:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Russia is "highly likely" to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or face "extensive" retaliation. May told lawmakers in a strongly...
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Military and emergency services personnel outside Bourne Hill police station in Salisbury, England, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent spy Sergei Skripal, Sunday March 11, 2018. British government security ministers held an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss the poisoning of former spy Skripal and his daughter Yulia, as police backed by soldiers continued to search the English town where he was attacked with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 4:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Since a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned in Britain a week ago, suspicions about Russia's possible handiwork have run high — except in major Russian news outlets, where fingers point in the other direction. Sergei Skripal, a former officer in Russia's...
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Military personnel are prepared before working to remove cars from a car park in Salisbury, England, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent spy Sergei Skripal, Sunday March 11, 2018. British government security ministers held an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss the poisoning of former spy Skripal and his daughter Yulia, as investigations continue. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SALISBURY, England (AP) — The health implications of the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter broadened Sunday after British officials said limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury. Public health officials said...
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March 11, 2018 - 3:54 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An unnamed British-Iranian national has been sentenced to six years in prison on spying charges, the official news agency of Iran's judiciary reported Sunday, the latest dual national convicted in the country. Mizan news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi...
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Military personnel in gas masks prepare to remove a second ambulance from the South Western Ambulance Service station in Harnham, near Salisbury, England, Saturday March 10, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal which took place Sunday. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the U.K. investigation into a Russian ex-spy's poisoning (all times local): 12:55 a.m. British health officials say the risk to public health after the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy remains low. Dr. Jenny Harries of Public Health England said Sunday there has been some...
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