Russian accused of spying in U.S. faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

World Aug 20, 2018

Russian accused of spying in U.S. faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to "borderline torture." Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights advocate living in Washington, D.C., ...

Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

National Nov 28, 2013

Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

A former member of a special Ground Staff Office unit has told Kyodo News about intelligence activities long conducted without the knowledge of the prime minister or defense minister, including paying several million yen to collaborators and sending a spy to North Korea. The unit's ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Jul 7, 2013

South Korea's spy agency takes lead role in political scandals

During last year's presidential election, a team of South Korean intelligence agents allegedly flooded the Internet with several thousand political comments, including some describing left-leaning candidates as North Korea sympathizers. Then, while that scandal has continued to play out, another drama has unfolded, as the ...