18 sentenced in major espionage case in Macedonia

 Eighteen people were convicted in Macedonia Monday for their participation in a group that supplied foreign intelligence services with sensitive information about national security here.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo USD 250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents have showed.

EU urges `immediate release` of Estonian policeman held by Russia

The European Union on Thursday called for the "immediate release" of an Estonian policeman detained by Russia and charged with espionage, in a case that has fuelled tensions between Moscow and Tallinn.

Russia charges Estonian policeman with espionage: Lawyer

 An Estonian policeman detained by Russian security services has been charged with espionage and faces up to 20 years in prison, his Russian lawyer told AFP.

China asks US to stop close surveillance of its coast

Dismissing US allegations that Chinese warplanes were harassing American fighter jets in the disputed South China Sea, China has asked Washington to stop close-in surveillance of its coasts and create a positive atmosphere for bilateral military ties.

Army man arrested for spying not from EME

The Army`s Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) Thursday clarified that the Army man arrested by Hyderabad police on charges of espionage does not belong to the EME.

`No American is proud` of CIA tactics: State Department

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA`s interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

Lawmakers slammed the CIA after the US intelligence agency admitted its officers had "improperly" spied upon Senate investigators probing allegations of torture.

Govt should discuss Nitin Gadkari bugging issue in Parliament: Congress

Commenting on bugs being found from the house of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, former union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari said that the government has to make people aware of the legal provisions which safeguard one`s privacy from government`s intrusion.

SABA voices concern over racial profiling of Asian-Americans

The South Asian Bar Association has expressed concern about allegations of racial profiling by US spy agencies alleging that for far too long South Asian Americans in particular Muslim-Americans have been unfairly targeted as a result of ethnic and religious profiling.

Angela Merkel laments breakdown of trust in US spy row

Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country.

Stop spying, revive ties: Germany to US

German politicians called on the US to stop all spying activities against Germany and to work together to revive bilateral ties on the basis of honesty.

Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s phone by the US National Security Agency, a German daily reported.

North Korea sentences South Korean to life of hard labour for spying

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to life with hard labour on Friday after convicting him of espionage and setting up an underground church.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel accuses Narendra Modi of spying on him

Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s political advisor Ahmed Patel alleged here on Sunday that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is spying on him to find out about his movements.

China demands US stop spying, explain Snowden espionage claims

Expressing concern over revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden alleging that NSA spied on Chinese leaders and businesses, China demanded that US explain facts and stop surveillance activities.

Taiwan Air Force major charged with spying for China

A Taiwanese Air Force major and a karaoke bar owner have been charged with leaking military secrets to China, prosecutors said.

Egypt court suspends Morsi`s espionage trial

Egypt`s Cairo Criminal Court decided Thursday to suspend the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others charged with espionage to study requests to change the judges` panel, media reported.

Former US soldier sentenced to 30 years for espionage

A former US soldier has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for trying to spy on behalf of Russia, the US Justice Department said.

German minister criticises US over NSA activities

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere criticised the secret surveillance actions of the US National Security Agency and described them as being excessive.