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An intercepted call led to probe against pro-Pak US diplomat

A former State Department official, known for her strong pro-Pakistan leanings, was placed under a probe for espionage after US authorities intercepted a call this year in which a Pakistani official said that his government was receiving American secrets from a US diplomat, a media report here said.

CIA chief weighs ambitious overhaul of spy agency

CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping internal review that could dramatically change how the country`s leading spy agency is organized, officials said Thursday.

Top secret mission to N. Korea hit by plane hitch

A secret mission by America`s spy chief to free two US citizens held by North Korea hit an embarrassing snag when his plane broke down while refueling, a US official said Monday.

FBI used US soccer chief to spy on FIFA: Report
FBI used US soccer chief to spy on FIFA: Report

Chuck Blazer, once the most powerful man in US football, was an FBI informant used to spy on FIFA, the New York Daily News reported.

US recruited Nazis as secret spies against Soviet in Cold War era
US recruited Nazis as secret spies against Soviet in Cold War era

A week after a report informed how the dozens of suspected Nazis continued receiving millions in Social Security payments after being expelled from the United States, a fresh revelation has come to light claiming that the CIA and other American intelligence agencies recruited at least a thousand Nazis as secret spies against the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.

Australian spy agencies given greater powers

 Australia`s intelligence agencies will have enhanced powers after tougher counter-terror legislation passed parliament on Wednesday, despite concerns the changes could hurt press freedom.

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

China refuses to clarify the status of its ambassador to Iceland, who left the country mysteriously in January, the Icelandic foreign ministry said today, after a news report that he has been arrested for spying for Japan.

Akshay helped me to improve my Hindi: Lisa Haydon

Model-actress Lisa Haydon has credited superstar and her upcoming film `Shaukeen` co-star Akshay Kumar for improving her command over Hindi.

CIA station chief leaves Germany after expulsion order

The CIA station chief in Germany left the country today after Berlin`s shock decision last week to demand his expulsion, the US and German governments said.

South Korea dancer jailed for contacting North spy

A South Korean court today sentenced the head of a traditional dance troupe to four years in prison after he was convicted of passing information to a North Korean spy.

Cyber spying, maritime disputes loom large in US-China talks

he United States will press China to resume cooperation on fighting cyber espionage to ensure an orderly cyber environment, a senior US official said on Tuesday ahead of annual talks between the world`s two largest economies this week.

German spy warns firms ``easy prey`` to espionage as Merkel visits China

A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe`s biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.

German agent suspected of spying for US: Reports

An employee of Germany`s foreign intelligence service is suspected of spying for Washington on a parliamentary panel probing US surveillance, media reports said today.

Peter Facinelli making film on American spy

Actor Peter Facinelli is developing a movie about American spy Nathan Hale.

US to ask China to restart cyber working group

The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the US indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies` computers to steal trade secrets.

Australia to boost spy agencies` powers to fight terror

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and other spy agencies will be given more powers under a new proposal as fears grow over threats to national security from Australians fighting with terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others

In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a bogus news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.

Will not use vaccination programmes for spying:CIA

A top White House official has assured the deans of prominent US public health schools that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programmes as cover for spying operations.

I`ve dated so many gay men: Melissa McCarthy

Hollywood funny woman Melissa McCarthy has revealed that she has dated many gay men.

Nargis gets clicked with 50 Cent

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, who recently shot for her first international film titled `Spy` in the US, caught up with global rapper Curtis Jackson, popular as 50 Cent.