Thu, August 19, 2010

U.S.-Russia spy case

U.S., Russia complete biggest spy swap since Cold War

The United States deported on Thursday ten Russian agents in exchange for the release of four convicted Western spies held in Russia in their biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Full story


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Freed spy plans to return to Russia

2010-07-22 14:55:11 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Russian scientist Igor Sutyagin, one of four Russians exchanged in a Russia-U.S. spy swap deal, planned to return home, the Ekho Moskvi radio station quoted him as saying Thursday.

U.S. deports another person in Russian spy case

2010-07-14 02:05:12 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. officials said Tuesday a Russian who was suspected of being connected to a Russian "spy ring" was deported on immigration charges.

Russian Communist leader slams U.S. on spy scandal

2010-07-13 12:41:30 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, on Tuesday urged Moscow authorities to take counter-measures in response to "unfriendly and humiliating steps of the United States."

U.S. confirms completion of spy swap with Russia

2010-07-10 05:07:06 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Justice Department on Friday confirmed that the United States and Russia have successfully completed a spy swap in Vienna, Austria.

U.S. Attorney General defends spy swap

2010-07-11 14:44:25 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday defended the spy swap with Russia, saying the deal brought back several individuals of interest to the United States.

Cold War remix: Spy suspect swap appears in works

2010-07-08 08:47:22 GMT U.S. and Russian officials met secretively on two continents Wednesday in a likely prelude to one of the largest swaps of accused spies in decades, a Cold War remix showing the high-stakes race for covert intelligence between East and West endures in the new century.

Russian spy claims swap in works for spies in US

2010-07-07 14:46:06 GMT Russia and the United States are working out a spy swap involving Russians recently arrested in the United States and an imprisoned nuclear researcher, his brother said Wednesday.

U.S. disappointed at Cyprus releasing spy suspect

2010-07-02 02:27:06 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. said on Thursday it is disappointed that the suspected spy arrested in Cyprus was released on bail, who disappeared afterwards.