January 2016 Intelligence News
- Former CIA director will not be demoted over scandal: Pentagon Press TV 30 Jan 2016 -- The Pentagon has decided not to demote retired US Army General David Petraeus and former CIA Director for leaking classified information to his biographer while still serving in uniform.
- German Intelligence Services 'Recruit Asylum Seekers as Informants' Sputnik 30 Jan 2016 -- German secret services have reportedly been trying to get intelligence information from asylum seekers for many years. Some refugees have received protected status in exchange for their cooperation, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote.
- US: 22 Clinton Emails Included 'Top Secret' Material VOA 30 Jan 2016 -- The U.S. State Department, for the first time, is saying that former secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecured home computer server contained 22 emails with top secret information and said those emails would not be released to the public.
- CIA 'Tortured for Sake of Torture': Whistleblower John Kiriakou to Sputnik Sputnik 29 Jan 2016 -- In a special episode of Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, whistleblower John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst, describes his experience of being the only person sent to prison in relation to the Bush administration's torture program, and that simply because he exposed the atrocities to the world.
- Jail Bird Set Free: Lebanon Returns Israeli 'Spy Vulture' Sputnik 29 Jan 2016 -- The Lebanese government returned a vulture, which it mistakenly thought to be a Mossad spy, back to Israel, according to the radio station Reshet Bet.
- Allies? Snowden Leak Reveals US, UK Intelligence Hacking Israeli Drones Sputnik 29 Jan 2016 -- US and UK intelligence services have been hacking Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) signals to spy on military operations in Gaza, the documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed Friday.
- US, UK spies hacked Israeli air force networks: Snowden Press TV 29 Jan 2016 -- New leaks by fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden reveal the United States and Britain monitored Israeli air force's secret flights and communications, reports say.
- China Charges Canadian with Spying VOA 29 Jan 2016 -- China said Friday it has charged a Canadian national with spying and stealing state secrets.
- UK sells 'invasive surveillance equipment' to Saudi Arabia Press TV 28 Jan 2016 -- Britain has approved the sale of invasive surveillance equipment to Saudi Arabia, amid an outcry over the Al Saud's human rights violations, a new report says.
- Lifting the Veil: UK Licenses Sale of Snooping Tech to Saudis, Egypt, UAE Sputnik 28 Jan 2016 -- The British government is licensing its overseas trade of surveillance equipment to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates among other states, The Independent newspaper reported citing new records.
- Baghdad Info Center Provides Iraqi Military With Data on Daesh Targets Sputnik 22 Jan 2016 -- The Baghdad Information Center started to provide Iraqi military with reconnaissance information and target coordinates of Daesh terrorists.
- Ex-Russian spy dismisses Litvinenko inquiry Press TV 22 Jan 2016 -- A former Russian spy has rejected as nonsense a new British inquiry saying he was one of the state-directed murderers of dissident Alexander Litvinenko.
- Britain Under Pressure to Punish Putin Over Litvinenko Poisoning VOA 22 Jan 2016 -- Calls grew Friday for the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron to penalize Russia following the release Thursday of the results of a public inquiry on the 2006 murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko.
- Lugovoy Possibly Exposed to Polonium Together With Litvinenko Sputnik 22 Jan 2016 -- Andrey Lugovoy, accused of being involved in the death of former Russian FSB secret service agent Alexander Litvinenko by a recent UK inquiry, says he could have been exposed to polonium-210 at the same time with his former colleague.
- Lugovoy Says MI6 Tried Recruiting Him Prior to Litvinenko's Death Sputnik 22 Jan 2016 -- Andrey Lugovoy, accused of being involved in the death of former Russian FSB secret service agent Alexander Litvinenko by a recent UK inquiry, says the British intelligence tried recruiting him prior to Litvinenko's death.
- British Judge: Putin 'Probably' OK'd Ex-Spy's Murder VOA 21 Jan 2016 -- A top British government investigator said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably personally approved the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian spy-turned-dissident who was exiled in Britain after criticizing Putin and accusing him – among other things – of being a pedophile.
- British Inquiry Implicates Russia, Putin In Death Of Ex-Agent Litvinenko RFE/RL 21 Jan 2016 -- A British inquiry has concluded that the Russian government was behind the 2006 poisoning death of former Russian security agent Aleksandr Litvinenko and that President Vladimir Putin 'probably approved' the killing.
- British report finds Russian leadership behind 2006 killing of ex-KGB agent Sputnik 21 Jan 2016 -- Britain's Foreign Office has summoned the Russian ambassador to London after a British public inquiry alleged President Vladimir Putin behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent, Alexander Litvinenko in the UK.
- UK Report Claims Putin to Blame for Litvinenko Death Sputnik 21 Jan 2016 -- The killing of former Russian FSB secret service officer Alexander Litvinenko has been laid at the door of President Putin in a widely expected conclusion to a public inquiry.
- Russian Media Shrugs Off Litvinenko Report RFE/RL 21 Jan 2016 -- Upon receiving long-awaited news related to the assassination of a former Russian security agent in London, the popular Moscow-based radio station Vesti FM was among the few state media outlets not to bury it.
- Russia dismisses UK inquiry into Litvinenko murder Sputnik 21 Jan 2016 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry has strongly rejected as politicized the conclusion of a British inquiry into the 2006 killing of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in London.
- Cameron: Report Confirms UK's Belief Litvinenko's Death 'State Sponsored' Sputnik 21 Jan 2016 -- UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that Thursday's report on the death of ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko confirms both the previous and current UK governments' belief that the murder was state sponsored.
- Kremlin: British Report on Litvinenko's Death Could 'Poison' Russia-UK Ties Sputnik 21 Jan 2016 -- The British inquiry into the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko is a quasi-probe that could damage Russia-UK relations even further, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
- Russia Dismisses British Litvinenko Inquiry Findings VOA 21 Jan 2016 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry is dismissing a British inquiry's conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin 'probably' approved a 2006 assassination operation in which the country's spy agency poisoned its former agent Alexander Litvinenko in London.
- UK Judge to Release Findings on Death of Ex-KGB Agent VOA 20 Jan 2016 -- The mystery of the poisoning death of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko may be solved Thursday, when a British judge releases the findings of his inquiry.
- US Intelligence Chalks Up Declining Influence in Europe to 'Russian Spies' Sputnik 19 Jan 2016 -- American intelligence is set to conduct a "major investigation" into the Kremlin's 'infiltration' of European political parties, The Telegraph reports.
- Inside North Korea's Secret Drone Ops Sputnik 18 Jan 2016 -- North Korea has been honing its drone system for over 25 years, developing advanced drones believed to be capable of both airstrikes and deep infiltration. Here's how they did it.
- Good Listeners: Germany Spied on Finland's International Communications Sputnik 17 Jan 2016 -- German intelligence was eavesdropping on Finland's international communications as part of a joint operation with the US National Security Agency (NSA).
- Portuguese Court Demands CIA Agent Extradition to Italy for Rendition Crime Sputnik 16 Jan 2016 -- A Portuguese court of appeals has ordered the extradition of a former CIA officer who was convicted in absentia for her alleged role in the rendition of a suspected terrorist.
- France to Boost Intelligence Activity in Fight Against Terrorism Sputnik 14 Jan 2016 -- The National Intelligence Council of France (CNR) has decided to improve the coordination of internal and external actions of the French intelligence services in the fight against terrorism, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Thursday.
- Four get death penalty in Gaza over spying for Israel Press TV 13 Jan 2016 -- A military court in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip has sentenced four people to death on charges of spying for the Tel Aviv regime.
- Kuwait to execute 2 on allegations of 'spying' Press TV 12 Jan 2016 -- A court in Kuwait has sentenced two people, including an Iranian, to death over allegations that they had been 'spying for Iran' and planning attacks in the Persian Gulf country.
- EU nations to share intel amid extrimist threats Press TV 12 Jan 2016 -- Foreign ministers and diplomats from 50 European countries have agreed to enhance intelligence sharing in a bid to track potential extremists and avoid further terrorist attacks.
- Draft UK surveillance law threatens freedom of expression, UN human rights experts warn UN News 12 Jan 2016 -- United Nations human rights experts have called for a comprehensive review of the United Kingdom's draft Investigatory Powers bill, warning that if adopted in its present form it could threaten the rights to freedoms of expression and association both inside and outside the country.
- Korean Air Launches $333.5Mln-Worth Mass Production of Spy Drones Sputnik 10 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's largest airline Korean Air said Sunday it has signed a $333.5 million deal on the mass production of reconnaissance drones with the military procurement agency, local media reported.
- Eye in the Sky: US Spy Plane Reportedly Monitored N Korea's H-Bomb Test Sputnik 06 Jan 2016 -- A US reconnaissance plane flew out of Japan's Okinawa Island ten minutes before North Korea tested its "miniaturized" hydrogen bomb on Sunday, Japanese media reported.
- NRL Tests Cooperative Soaring Concept for Sustained Flight of UAV Sailplanes NNS 06 Jan 2016 -- The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with the Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy (AVIA) Lab at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), completed testing of cooperative autonomous soaring algorithms used to keep unmanned sailplanes aloft for sustained flight durations - demonstrating the concept of shared soaring data between two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in flight.
- Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dies Unexpectedly RFE/RL 04 Jan 2016 -- The Kremlin says the head of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is known as the GRU, has died unexpectedly.
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