Attorney General Eric Holder says the NSA whistleblower's claims of what he would face should he return to America are 'entirely without merit'
The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has called for the inquest into her late husband's death to be abandoned and for a public inquiry to be held in its place.
Hearing in danger of collapse after British Government’s accused of evidence cover-up
A post-mortem examination on Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said tonight.
The start of the inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has been postponed until 2 October.
The British government was accused of colluding with the Russians to cover up vital evidence into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko at a pre-inquest hearing into the former KGB agent's death today.
Inquiry told Alexander Litvinenko was spying for Britain and Spain – and Russia killed him
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister, directly contradicted President Vladimir Putin today by stating his view that the jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot should be freed.
It is wishful thinking. He has yet to create the hunger for change that led to the Arab Spring
Were two men executed for a bombing forced to confess, asks John Sweeney
Evgeny Lebedev has said he sees "no issue" with politicians and newspaper proprietors meeting each other because "we operate in the same sphere of existence".
Met warns that Kagame regime may be plotting to kill two men
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".
I am in Rimini, on the Adriatic Sea in Italy, where I'm on a book tour for 'The Burning Wire'. I can see... the manuscript of my next book, 'Edge'... and out the window... a factory and parking lot.
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.
Anthony Blunt, the angular art historian and second cousin once removed of the Queen Mother, was exposed as the "Fourth Man" in the Cambridge Spy Ring by Margaret Thatcher in 1979. The former Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures had, in 1964, and after the defection of his former lover Guy Burgess, confessed to passing secrets to the Soviets during the 1940s. He was granted immunity from prosecution and his career flourished. In contrast to other Russian agents exposed at the time, Blunt's life was little changed by his confession; he remained on friendly terms with the Queen Mother, who was aware of his treachery.