Putin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov was well known to the murdered double-agent
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Saturday 12 March 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Thursday 06 January 2011
A former senior KGB agent is suing MI5 over invasion of his privacy, alleging his family members were victims of a campaign of harassment and unlawful surveillance.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
German state prosecutors yesterday said they had opened a preliminary investigation to establish whether a dissident former Russian KGB Colonel and his wife who emigrated to Berlin three months ago had been poisoned.
Monday 13 December 2010
The Vatican described the most recent leaks from US cables yesterday as a matter of "extreme seriousness". The cables from the US embassy at the Vatican describe its leadership as out of touch, and criticise their refusal to allow officials to testify before an Irish commission investigating child abuse by clerics. Cables have revealed that information requested by the 2009 Murphy Commission – which reported on allegations of abuse within the Catholic Church in Dublin – "offended many in the Vatican", who felt that the Irish government had "failed to respect and protect Vatican sovereignty during the investigations".
Thursday 02 December 2010
The murder of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was likely to have been carried out with Vladimir Putin's knowledge, according to the US's most senior diplomat in Europe.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Britain and Russia "have had some serious differences" in the past but should seek to resolve their issues through "dialogue and diplomacy", Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday as he sought to rebuild the UK's battered relationship with Moscow.
Monday 26 July 2010
Vladimir Putin has met with the Russian spies who were expelled from the United States, and sung patriotic songs with them. The Russian Prime Minister said that the spy ring had been betrayed by "traitors", who would probably end up "in the gutter".
Friday 23 July 2010
Tuesday 20 July 2010
A new law which gives Russian security services sweeping powers to question people about crimes that have not yet been committed is being criticised by human rights activists as a dangerous return to the era of the KGB.
Friday 02 July 2010
The young woman arrested in the United States as an alleged Russian spy may have been recruited to work for the secret services by her father while she was living in London. An MI5 officer interviewed her ex-husband, Alex Chapman, a 30-year old trainee psychiatrist, at his home in Bournemouth on Wednesday, as part of their investigations into the background of Mrs Chapman, 28, who is one of ten people arrested in the United States accused of spying.
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