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GCHQ has been at the heart of the Edward Snowden leaks and been widely criticised for spying on internet activity

Former SS colonel Otto Skorzeny, the man who rescued Mussolini, owned property in County Kildare

IoS book review: Ratlines, By Stuart Neville

Washing Ireland's dirty laundry is not for the faint-hearted

Ibrahim Magag was last seen on Boxing Day

Terror suspect on the run is serial breaker of anti-terror orders

The Government faced further embarrassment after it emerged that a suspected British extremist on the run after eluding a multi-million pound MI5 and police surveillance operation is a serial breaker of anti-terror orders that had seen him previously jailed for 15 months.

Farewell/Half a Glass of Water, The Playhouse, Derry

With the ongoing Loyalist protests on the streets of Belfast over the flying of the union flag, Field Day Theatre Company's ambition to probe political and cultural identity is as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago.

Submariner jailed for trying to sell secrets to Russia who tried to spy for Russians is jailed

A Royal Navy submariner who betrayed his country and colleagues by trying to pass secrets to men he believed were Russian spies has been jailed for eight years.

Editorial: Finucane lays bare the amoral face of Britain

Here were army, police and MI5 officers coolly deciding who should live and die

Submariner who tried to pass secrets to men he believed were Russian spies is jailed for eight years

A Royal Navy submariner who betrayed his country and colleagues by trying to pass secrets to men he believed were Russian spies has been jailed for eight years.

Nuclear submariner jailed for eight years for trying to pass on naval secrets to men he believed were Russian spies

Edward Devenney was told he had betrayed his country and his colleagues

From Francis Walsingham to Mohammed Sidique Khan - Surveillance through the ages

Francis Walsingham, who ran Elizabeth I’s secret service, built up a vast spy network to protect the Queen against the very real risk of assassination.

Well 'ard? EastEnders' Dean Gaffney more 'Johnny English than James Bond' despite applying for MI5 job

The actor who played Robbie Jackson in the soap has 'got some stick' over his bid to be the next 007

Chris Bryant says he was targeted by the CFoR

Chris Bryant accuses Russian officials of ‘smear campaign’

Sir Malcolm Rifkind has resigned as honorary president of the Russian pressure group

The big bad world of an i student brand ambassador

Leeds fashion student Alice Tate is one of 18 brand ambassadors for i

Terror suspect Abu Qatada was released from Long Lartin prison today after winning the latest round in his battle against deportation

Abu Qatada planning to sue UK government for £10 million, demanding compensation for 'extended mistreatment'

Abu Qatada is planning to sue the British government for £10 million, his brother has said.

The News Matrix: Thursday 15 November 2012

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Sailor tried to sell secrets to the Russians

A submariner who tried to pass secrets to Russian agents was in custody last night after admitting his crime.

The News Matrix: Wednesday 14 November 2012

Deadly snakes seized from truck

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