Assange fumes as Australia tells him to 'man up'

2014-07-17 10:39

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

US must stop 'unscrupulous' spying - China

2014-05-27 08:31

China is urging the US to halt its "unscrupulous" surveillance of other countries, saying that an investigation into reports of US espionage has concluded that China is a major target of the spying.

China: US cyber spy accusations lies

2014-05-19 22:00

China's Foreign Ministry has issued a strongly-worded statement, saying a US grand jury indictment of five Chinese military officials was made up.

US military may allow gender treatment for Manning

2014-05-15 10:36

The Pentagon is looking at transferring convicted leaker Private Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get hormonal treatment for her gender identity disorder, officials say.

UK needs new spy watchdog

2014-05-12 20:54

Britain should create a new body to oversee its intelligence agencies to reassure the public after revelations from ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

2014-04-03 16:58

A judge has sentenced a former US State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

Israeli spy Pollard waives hearing

2014-04-01 18:12

A US parole official says convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has waived his parole hearing amid diplomatic talks.

Egypt charges 2 Israelis with spying

2014-02-18 22:59

Egypt’s prosecutor general has referred two Israelis and two Egyptians to trial over charges of forming an espionage ring for Israel.

Tech leaders warn of snooping fallout

2014-01-22 21:06

Hi-tech bosses have demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments.

Iran arrests man on charges of spying for Britain

2013-12-14 17:32

Iran's media says authorities have arrested a man on charges of spying for Britain.

Washington: No clemency for Snowden

2013-11-04 20:03

A White House aide and top US lawmakers has rejected intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's request for clemency following his disclosures of widespread government surveillance.

US, Germany to ink no-spy deal - report

2013-11-02 22:42

Germany and the US are to strike a two-way deal not to spy on each other in the wake of the diplomatic furore sparked by the Edward Snowden revelations, a report says.

US chiefs deny spying on millions of Europeans

2013-10-30 09:28

US espionage chiefs say reports that Americans spied on millions of Europeans are "completely false", in a dramatic twist to a transatlantic surveillance row.

Germany angered by US spying on Merkel's phone

2013-10-24 11:45

Legislators are furious that the US may have spied on Angela Merkel's mobile phone, but the opposition criticise her government for having played down the broader spying scandal.

France, Mexico seek answers on spy claims

2013-10-21 11:16

France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from Washington following fresh, "shocking" spying allegations leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden.

Hezbollah 'arrests' Israeli bird

2013-10-17 19:01

An Israeli bird expert is outraged after Hezbollah captured an endangered eagle and claims espionage.

Manning rejects 'pacifist' label

2013-10-10 11:12

Army Private Chelsea Manning says that she does not consider herself a pacifist for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. Rather, she sees herself as an advocate for transparency.

Cold War files show NSA spied on King, Ali

2013-09-26 09:52

The NSA eavesdropped on rights icon Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret programme, classified documents have revealed.

Brazil leader postpones US state visit over spy row

2013-09-18 07:02

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a long-planned state visit to Washington, the most serious diplomatic fall-out yet from Edward Snowden's leak of US secrets.

US in question over Brazil spy claims

2013-09-12 08:00

Allegations of US spying on Brazil's president and on its state oil company have raised "legitimate questions", a US official says during talks with Brazil's foreign minister.

Assange claims US spied on him in Germany

2013-09-04 13:02

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed charges in Germany claiming a US Marines intelligence officer spied on him during a Berlin computer conference four years ago, media reports say.

The wrong direction

2013-08-23 10:11

If only the US spent half the energy dealing with what Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning revealed, instead of abusing and prosecuting her, writes Simon Williamson.


Swedish court to decide on Assange's fate

2014-07-16 10:38

A Swedish court will hold a public hearing to determine if an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped.

Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public

2014-07-07 08:52

Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history - a who's who of Soviet spying - have been released after being held in secret for two decades.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

US files charges on hacking, infuriates China

2014-05-20 08:18

The United States has charged five members of a shadowy Chinese military unit with hacking US companies for trade secrets, infuriating China which summoned the US ambassador.

Chinese indicted in US for cyber spying

2014-05-19 16:14

A US grand jury has indicted five members of the Chinese military for allegedly cyber spying on American companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.

Pentagon mulls options for Manning detention

2014-05-14 14:56

The US military is considering options for the detention of a transgender soldier who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over secret files to WikiLeaks and has requested hormone therapy.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Manning's new lawyer decries 35yr sentence

2014-04-02 09:47

Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, her lawyer says.

Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

2014-03-20 11:44

The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking US secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

US - stop spying on our spies

2014-01-28 07:08

The US government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records.

Moz cops question Rwandan about spy chief

2014-01-08 17:47

Mozambican police have questioned a Rwandan military officer in connection with the spymaster's killing.

North Korea: Abductions must stop

2013-11-08 19:45

North Korea has warned of "merciless" action to stop the alleged abduction of its citizens by South Korean spy agents and activists.

Right to privacy must be UN priority

2013-11-03 09:00

Brazil has called internet privacy a world priority a day after it and Germany submitted a joint UN text on the issue in reaction to massive US cyberspying.

Snowden to start new website job

2013-10-31 16:24

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has found a job working for a website in Russia, a Russian lawyer who is aiding the whistleblower says.

Russia 'spied' on G20 countries

2013-10-29 17:26

Russia tried to spy on other Group of 20 (G20) countries during a summit it hosted in Saint Petersburg last month, Italian newspapers report.

NSA spying scale surprises, scandalises

2013-10-23 19:46

According to analysts American allies knew about the NSA spying, but not the sheer amount of spying that was conducted.

NSA snooped on French citizens - report

2013-10-21 10:13

The US National Security Agency secretly recorded millions of phone calls made in France, a report says, citing documents from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Snowden leaks harmed UK security: Cameron

2013-10-16 14:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the publication by the Guardian newspaper of secrets leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden has damaged national security.

Canada spied on Brazil energy ministry - Report

2013-10-07 11:03

Canada has spied on communications at Brazil's Mining and Energy Ministry, according to Canadian intelligence documents that have been revealed by Globo television.

UK's 'Operation Socialist' targeted Belgium - Reports

2013-09-20 15:08

UK intelligence services were behind a hacker attack called 'Operation Socialist', which targeted the computer systems of Belgian telecommunications giant Belgacom, say reports.

Snowden leaks spark debate: US spy chief

2013-09-13 11:01

Leaks from Edward Snowden has triggered a much needed debate about surveillance in the US, even if they jeopardised national security, the country's spy chief admits.

US spied on Brazil's Petrobras, Google

2013-09-09 09:01

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate the National Security Agency spied on Brazil's state-run oil company, Google and a company that facilitates world international bank transfers.

Chelsea Manning doing well in prison

2013-08-30 08:05

A lawyer for US Army Private Chelsea Manning says the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

US soldier Manning to live as a woman

2013-08-22 14:16

US soldier Bradley Manning, sentenced for leaking classified US documents, says he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.

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