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ESPIONAGE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2014
Japan considering aid for North Korea if it seems abductees could be returned
Japan is mulling providing humanitarian aid to North Korea if it judges that the outcome of the North's probe into the abduction issue will lead to the return of abductees, a government source said Friday.
WORLD
Aug 8, 2014
Spy agencies hit in new cyber-espionage campaign: Kaspersky Lab
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a cyber-espionage operation that successfully penetrated two spy agencies and hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the Middle East since the beginning of this year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 6, 2014
Spy probe heightens China-Canada tensions, reflects split in Ottawa
China's decision to investigate two Canadians for suspected spying highlights a sharp and unexpected deterioration in bilateral ties just months ahead of a trip by Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Beijing.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2014
Canadian Christian in China probe may have trained North Korean missionaries
A Canadian man under investigation in China for threatening national security said he ran a prayer and training facility outside the Chinese city of Dandong that was frequented by North Koreans, many of whom became Christians before returning to the isolated country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2014
Canadian couple held in China caught in political battle, son says
The son of a Canadian couple detained in China over spying allegations said Tuesday his parents did not attempt to obtain military secrets and have been caught instead by the increasingly tense relations between Ottawa and Beijing.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 5, 2014
China probes two Canadians for alleged theft of state secrets
China is investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information and for threatening national security, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 4, 2014
Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks last year, German magazine says
German magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Israel and at least one other intelligence agency listened in on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's unsecured phone calls last year when he was holding peace negotiations with various Middle East leaders.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2014
China ship spies on U.S.-led naval drills
China sent a surveillance vessel to waters off Hawaii even as the country participated for the first time in the world's largest international naval exercise led by the U.S.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 2, 2014
Chinese military bases threatened by high rises, fake tourists
The security of Chinese military bases is being threatened by illegally built high-rise buildings, and in one case villas built inside a base, and fake tourists seeking access to sensitive sites to spy, state media said Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 20, 2014
China slams U.S. charges over hacking, data theft
The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyberespionage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 15, 2014
Park apologizes for latest scandal to rock South Korea's spy agency
South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologized Tuesday for the latest scandal to rock the intelligence service. Three officials have been charged in a conspiracy to fabricate evidence against a man accused of spying for North Korea.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 12, 2014
U.S. ex-marine held by Iran in retrial
Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, The New York Times reported Friday, quoting his lawyer.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 10, 2014
Britain's MI5 guarded Boy Scouts from Communist, fascist infiltration between world wars
Britain's Security Service, known as MI5, worked with the Boy Scout movement to help it avoid infiltration by both communists and fascists between the world wars, previously secret papers show.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2014
U.S. denies it created Twitter-like service in Cuba to foment unrest
The U.S. government created a service similar to Twitter in Cuba in a "discreet" operation intended to promote democracy on the communist-ruled island, officials said Thursday, but denied that the $1.2 million effort was aimed at fomenting unrest.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2014
Man arrested over Toshiba tech leak to SK Hynix
An Japanese engineer suspected of leaking confidential data on Toshiba's flash memory technology to South Korean chip maker SK Hynix is arrested.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2014
Snowden a 'thief who may have had Russian aid,' U.S. lawmaker claims
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former contractor who leaked classified National Security Agency documents, "was a thief" who had possible Russian assistance and has "incredibly harmed" the U.S. military, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 23, 2013
Secrets, lies, gaffes, glory: 2013 in quotes
A mix of scandals, achievements, political missteps and commemorations highlighted 2013. Here's a rundown of the quotations that shaped the Year of the Snake.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 14, 2013
NSA can crack cellphone security, decode private conversations
The cellphone encryption technology that is used most widely across the world can be easily defeated by the National Security Agency, an internal document shows, giving the agency the means to decode most of the billions of calls and texts that travel over public airwaves every day.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Nov 26, 2013
Despite Obama's plan to shift drone campaign, CIA still behind strikes
When missiles fired by CIA drones slammed into Yemen and Pakistan last week, the attacks ended a period of relative quiet for the Obama administration's lethal counterterrorism program. They also served as a reminder that the CIA is not ready to relinquish its role in the drone war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 19, 2013
Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying
German officials have been quick to ascribe the fury of their citizens over U.S. spying to their own history with the excesses of the surveillance state. But victims of the fearsome communist East German secret police say: not so fast.

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