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Chinese top cop faces trial for bribe, abusing power (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A former police chief in China faced an open trial Tuesday for graft and bending the law for selfish ends.Wang Lijun, having served as Chongqing city's ... Read more...

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Chinese top cop faces trial for graft, abuse of power


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In one of the biggest political scandals in China, a former police chief linked to politician Bo Xilai and his convicted wife Gu Kailai stood an ... Read more...

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Missing Chinese leader sends condolences


September 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who disappeared from public view weeks before a Communist Party congress, has sent condolences over the death of an official, a media ... Read more...

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Russian internet blacklist to be kept secret


August 14th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian public will not be informed about websites that are included in an upcoming governmental blacklist of internet destinations, a newspaper said.Declassifying the websites ... Read more...

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Russian court upholds 12-year sentence for US spy


July 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court Monday upheld a 12-year jail sentence for an ex-serviceman for selling classified topographic maps to the US.A Moscow city court established in ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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Russian expert who sold rocket secrets to China freed


June 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The former head of a Russian rocket technology firm, who was jailed in 2007 for selling state secrets to China, has been released on parole.Igor ... Read more...

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Russian charged with selling missile secrets


May 15th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An employee at a Russian defence firm has been accused of passing secrets on the Bulava intercontinental missile to a foreign intelligence service.The secrets concern ... Read more...

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Russian charged with selling classified maps to US


April 4th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former Russian serviceman has been charged with selling classified maps of Russia to the US Defense Department.The Prosecutor General's Office has initiated a criminal ... Read more...

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Tell your real name: Beijing asks microbloggers (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 16 (IANS) Beijing Friday asked users of Twitter-like microblogging services to provide their real names.Beijing's government published new rules requiring users of microblogging services to provide their authentic ... Read more...

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China jails two for leaking secrets


October 24th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) Two officials have been jailed for divulging China's confidential economic statistics, an official said Monday.Sun Zhen, a former official from the National Bureau of Statistics, was ... Read more...

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Personal data on Russians being sold in malls


June 26th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Electronic databases that contain personal details about Russian citizens as well as "state secrets" are being sold illegally in Moscow's shopping malls, police said.The Federal ... Read more...

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Anna Chapman spy ring ‘traitor’ charged with treason


May 4th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4 (ANI): A Russian spy who betrayed agent Anna Chapman and nine others has been charged with treason and desertion.Alexander Poteyev, the second-in-command of Russia's clandestine operations in ... Read more...

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Wikileaks suspect being mistreated in jail: State Department spokesman


March 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley has said the Pentagon is being 'ridiculous and stupid' in subjecting American soldier Bradley Manning to mistreatment at Quantico in Virginia ... Read more...

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Indian journalist defends WikiLeaks at British parliament


January 15th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange "do not deserve to be treated like common criminals" for upholding "such precious freedom" that does not exist in many ... Read more...

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White House moves to remove disgruntled, untrustworthy employees


January 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.6 (ANI): The White House has instructed every US government department and agency to create "insider threat" programmes that will ferret out disgruntled or untrustworthy employees who might be tempted to ... Read more...

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Iranian scientist ‘tortured’ on suspicion of leaking Tehran information to CIA


January 5th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 5 (ANI): Shahram Amiri, the Iranian scientist who had claimed to have been abducted by the Central Investigative Agency (CIA) and eventually returned to a hero's welcome in Tehran in ... Read more...

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Media may face legal issues for publishing Wikileaks cables


December 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): The controversy created after the release of hundreds of US secret diplomatic cables have raised many important legal issues about national security and freedom of the press under ... Read more...

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Pak officials sharing sensitive matters with foreign diplomats breach of ‘oath of office’?


December 7th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 7 (ANI): The sensitive matters discussed by President Asif Ali Zardari and ministers with foreign diplomats, as revealed by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, do not amount to breach of their oath ... Read more...

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Top Australian entrepreneur detained in China over ‘embezzlement’ charges


November 26th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov 26(ANI): A leading Australian businessmen in China has been detained in Guangzhou on suspicion of embezzlement after a reported dispute with his Chinese business partner.Guangzhou police have not ... Read more...

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China launches online map service


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) China has launched an official online mapping service as internet giant Google is yet to apply for a licence to provide a similar service in the country.The State ... Read more...

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Talal Bugti announces bounty on Musharraf’s head


October 10th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 10 (ANI): Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) President Talal Bugti has announced a bounty of one billion rupees and a hundred acres of farmland on former President Pervez Musharraf for ... Read more...

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Clinton daughter weds in mystery-shrouded ceremony


August 1st, 2010 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 1 (DPA) Chelsea Clinton was married Saturday, though details of the wedding were guarded like state secrets amid a horde of frustrated reporters in Rhinebeck, north of New ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks disclosures will not change US policy towards Pakistan (Comment)


July 31st, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Indian belief that the disclosures by WikiLeaks will finally persuade the Americans to read the riot act to Pakistan is misplaced.As US President Barack Obama has said, the ... Read more...

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Obama not invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) It has been billed as the wedding of the decade and of the century, but President Barack Obama has no invitation to the star-studded weekend ... Read more...

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China defends sentence of US spy geologist


July 7th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 7 (ANI): China has rejected US criticism of its sentencing of an American geologist, Xue Feng, for spying and collecting state secrets on Monday."The case is China's internal affair. Other ... Read more...

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US urges release of citizen sentenced in China


July 7th, 2010 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (DPA) The US called on China Tuesday to release a US geologist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for obtaining an oil database regarded as a ... Read more...

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China jails American geologist for eight years for stealing state secrets


July 5th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 5(ANI): A Chinese-born American geologist has been sentenced to eight years in jail in China for collecting intelligence and illegally providing state secrets to his company in the US.Beijing's ... Read more...

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China jails US geologist on ’state secret’ charges


July 5th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 5 (DPA) A Chinese court sentenced a Chinese-born US geologist to eight years in prison Monday after convicting him of illegally obtaining an oil database that was deemed a ... Read more...

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Russia restricts information availability to public


May 30th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has restricted the availability of information on activities of the country's judiciary to the common people. The presidium of the country's panel of judges has issued regulations ... Read more...

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New rules for net mapping


May 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 19 (ANI): Aiming to prevent state secrets from being disclosed and uncertified maps from being published online, an updated standard for Internet map servers would be implemented next month."The new ... Read more...

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Russian politician claims aliens abducted him!


May 6th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): A prominent Russian politician has laid claim that aliens abducted him.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the country's southern region of Kalymkia, told television host Vladimir Pozner on Channel ... Read more...

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China narrows definition of “state secrets” to boost government transparency


April 30th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.30 (ANI): In an effort to boost transparency, China's Parliament has narrowed the definition of "state secrets."Lawmakers approved the amended law at the end of the four-day bimonthly session of the ... Read more...

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Chinese lawmakers say better Internet operator cooperation will prevent state secret leaks


April 28th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.28 (ANI): Chinese lawmakers have through a proposed amendment called on Internet operators and public information network providers to 'cooperate' better in e State Security department probes.China is tightening its already ... Read more...

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China to bring stricter law to prevent data leaks


April 27th, 2010 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A new law seeking to empower Chinese authority to prevent leaks of secret government data through internet has reached its final stage. The proposed amendment to the Law ... Read more...

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