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Russia paroles physicist jailed for spying

A Russian court yesterday paroled a physicist convicted of spying for China and jailed for 14 years in 2004 in a case criticised by human rights campaigners during President Vladimir Putin's first term.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 3:56am

Britain aims to recruit spies from the 'Xbox generation'

Britain launched a new spy recruitment drive aimed at "Xbox generation" youngsters without a university education but with social media and computer game skills, to counter the threat of cyberattack.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:20am

Canadian spy pleads guilty for selling Russia naval secrets

A Canadian naval intelligence officer has pleaded guilty to handing over secrets to Russia in a four-year espionage operation that involved access to a computer network shared with the US and other allies, media reports said.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Spying taken to a lower level in shopping malls

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has a deserved reputation for grass-roots work in its strongholds, helping supporters with their problems and advancing their causes. It is a pastoral side of politics that goes largely unnoticed. That was the case recently when party volunteers gathered around escalators in shopping malls to do some research.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am



by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark

Atlantic Books, HK$135

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

I spy

1 Pauline Cushman and Elizabeth Van Lew spied for one side, Belle Boyd and Rose O'Neal Greenhow for the other - during which war?

2 Maxwell Smart, from 1960s comedy series Get Smart, was also known as Agent what?

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Elizabeth's Spymaster - Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England

Elizabeth's Spymaster - Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England

by Robert Hutchinson

Phoenix, HK$149

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Inside the shady nuclear family of Abdul Qadeer Khan

Covers have been drawn over the vintage cars that once sparkled in the driveway of Abdul Qadeer Khan's Islamabad house. It seems overt wealth is not the image the 'father' of the Islamic bomb would like to portray at the moment.

11 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Search of FBI agent Robert Hanssen's car reveals maps and documents relating to region

Evidence has emerged that could link alleged FBI Russian spy Robert Hanssen with Hong Kong and the region.

Items seized from the veteran FBI counter-intelligence officer's car include a document folder marked 'Hong Kong', maps of Hong Kong, Japan and Tokyo and a phone memo bearing the name 'James Wang', court documents examined by the Sunday Morning Post reveal.

11 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Naked facts

Probably for the first time in Hong Kong, we'll see a male erection on prime time television, with Professor Robert Winston explaining the mechanics. If Hong Kong parents and teachers are too coy to explain the full details of puberty to children approaching this stage of life, they should turn to the Human Body (Pearl, 8.30pm) for assistance.

3 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Off the Shelf

SPIES may be finding the New World Order a tough place to find work, but they still rule OK in the world of publishing. The Philby Files by Russian author and playwright Genrikh Borovik (Little Brown $322) comprises conversations held between the author and the British double agent Kim Philby after his defection to Moscow.

1 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

The spying game blows its cover

Spies by Ernest Volkman John Wiley $190 SHANGHAI in 1927 was a city in ferment. Politics, business and society were a heady brew of the extreme, the violent and the exotic. Into this cauldron fell two men who were to spend the next 20 years in a deadly battle that would ultimately cost millions of lives.

21 Jan 1995 - 12:00am