Ukrainian arrests 7 Russians for plotting attacks
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Security Service says that it has arrested seven Russian nationals who it says have been plotting attacks in Ukraine.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The family of a man shot to death by a security guard outside a Salem restaurant is suing his attacker, and the security company that employed him, for $10 million.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's intelligence agency says a Russian state-controlled television station has been portraying members of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Estonia in "a hostile and...
LONDON (AP) — Prince William, spy extraordinaire?
Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain's secret services to understand how the...
JERUSALEM (AP) — The campaign of a former Israeli military chief who is a leading challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his tight race for re-election says the candidate has been...
2 arrested in Georgia for trying to sell uranium
MOSCOW (AP) — Security officials in the country of Georgia say two men have been arrested for possessing uranium that they were planning to sell.
US expands list of Cuban entities under sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is adding five sub-entities owned by the Cuban military to a list of operations under U.S. sanctions because they allegedly benefit the Cuban military,...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A strike by airport workers at Kenya's main airport continued Thursday, but the East African country's flagship airline says operations are returning to normal.
Rights groups hail arrest of 3 Syrian torture suspects
BERLIN (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday hailed the arrests in Europe of three suspects in bloody secret police crackdowns on Syrian opposition activists, including a senior figure in the Syrian security service alleged to have run a facility where detainees were systematically tortured.
Belgian climate minister resigns after protest march scandal
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian environment minister resigned Tuesday after claiming she had confirmation from state security services that massive climate demonstrations in recent weeks were staged as a plot against her.
Though regional environment minister Joke Schauvliege initially failed to step down after admitting she had no such information from intelligence officials, she resigned after talks with her party leadership.
The Latest: Belgian official quits after climate plot remark
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on climate change activism in Belgium (all times local):
A Belgian environment minister has been forced to resign after saying she had state security confirmation that massive climate demonstrations in recent weeks were staged as a plot against her.
The regional environment minister, Joke Schauvliege, initially refused to step down after admitting she had no such information from state security services.
Civilian LAPD employee charged with killing wife, son
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department security guard has been charged with killing his wife and 13-year-old son.
Viktor Glukhovskiy was arrested and charged Friday with the shotgun murders of his wife, Natali, and son Alex.
The two were found dead in their Van Nuys apartment the day after Christmas.
Bulgaria revokes citizenship for Russian millionaire Adonev
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian official says the Bulgarian citizenship of Russian millionaire Sergey Adonev has been revoked over a 20-year-old fraud conviction in the United States.
In an interview with the private bTV channel on Sunday, Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Yotova said she had signed the final document revoking Adonev's citizenship in May 2018. According to Bulgarian law, her office has the final say about granting or revoking citizenship.
Rapper settles part of pepper spray lawsuit in Mississippi
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hip-hop star Boosie BadAzz has settled part of his lawsuit over being pepper sprayed in a Mississippi Gulf Coast mall, and he's telling fans to stay away from the community.
News outlets report the rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana — whose name is Torrence Hatch — settled with the city of Biloxi and the management company and security service for Edgewater Mall. Settlement terms are confidential.
Dillard's department store remains a defendant in the lawsuit.
Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people killed in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base were members of Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said Tuesday, in a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents.
At least 45 people were killed and as many as 70 were wounded by a suicide bomber who drove an armored Humvee packed with explosives at the base in eastern Maidan Wardak province on Monday, the officials said.
Israel arrests minors suspected of killing Palestinian woman
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says five Jewish minors have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the killing of a Palestinian woman.
Bail sought for ex-Marine held in Moscow for alleged spying
MOSCOW (AP) — The defense lawyer for a former U.S. Marine who was detained in Russia for alleged spying said Thursday that he is trying to get the American released from the Moscow prison where he has coped well with being in custody.
The Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, has said Michigan resident Paul Whelan, a 48-year-old corporate security director from the Detroit area, was arrested Friday on espionage charges. The security service has not given details of the case.
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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.
Sweden arrests 1 person suspected of preparing attack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man has been arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the country's security services said Thursday.
The SAPO agency said "preparations for the suspected terrorist offense have been underway for some time" and added that "there are international links." It did not elaborate.
The person was not identified.
Several raids were carried out early Thursday in western Sweden and several people were brought in for questioning.
Police: Armored truck driver, cash missing in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say an armored truck driver and an undetermined amount of cash are missing in Kentucky.
Louisville police Lt. Steve Kaufling tells news outlets 29-year-old Mark Espinosa is missing and the possibility that he took the money is being considered.
Kaufling said at a news conference Thursday that security services company GardaWorld contacted police Wednesday afternoon about Espinosa and the cash missing from the truck parked at a mall.
Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted ‘massive’ cyberattack
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say they've thwarted a huge cyberattack and are blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault as tensions between the two countries have flared.
The Security Service of Ukraine said in a statement that hackers used malicious accounting documents to target the information technology systems of the country's judiciary.
Israeli court orders release of Palestinian official
JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer of a top Palestinian official in Jerusalem arrested for illegally collaborating with Palestinian security services says an Israeli court has released his client to house arrest.
Lawyer Rami Othman says the court ruled Sunday the Palestinians' Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, could leave custody on bail and on condition he not enter the West Bank for two weeks.
Israeli court extends arrest of top Palestinian official
JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer of a top Palestinian official in Jerusalem arrested for illegally collaborating with Palestinian security services says an Israeli court has extended his detention.
Lawyer Rami Othman says the court will hold the Palestinians' Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, in custody until Sunday.
Israel detains 32 Palestinians in east Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have arrested 32 Palestinians in east Jerusalem, accusing them of illegally working with Palestinian security services.
Interim peace accords state that residents of Israel are not allowed to cooperate with Palestinian security forces in the West Bank.
Parliament committee find security services problems
LONDON (AP) — A major British parliamentary report found Thursday that shortcomings by security services led to missed opportunities to possibly prevent last year's lethal extremist attack at Manchester Arena.
The Intelligence and Security Committee, which investigated five terror attacks that took place in 2017, said there were problems with the handling of the case of 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
Rights group: Activist seized in Cairo resurfaces in Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says a Sudanese opposition activist who had been living in Egypt was abducted and returned to Sudan in an operation coordinated by the security services of both countries.
Human Rights Watch says Sudanese authorities have confirmed they are holding activist Mohamed Boshi, who was taken in Cairo in October and held incommunicado before being charged last week with espionage and crimes against the state.
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France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots
PARIS (AP) — France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people.
Christophe Castaner said the most recent thwarted plot involved far-right extremists detained last week on suspicion of targeting President Emmanuel Macron.
Rights group says 9 Christians detained, abused in Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — A human rights group is calling on the Sudanese government to investigate reports of torture and abuse of nine Christians, including a priest, it says were detained by state security forces and charged with apostasy.
The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies says in a statement Tuesday that Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Services detained the Christians on Oct. 13 in the Nyala, South Darfur region and forced those who had converted to revert to Islam.
Denmark alleges Iran plotted to kill activist on Danish soil
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A police operation last month that briefly cut off Copenhagen from the rest of Denmark stemmed from an alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist, the head of Denmark's intelligence agency said Tuesday while announcing a suspect's arrest.
Candidate’s security team seen as unusual for Idaho politics
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor brought several security guards with her to a televised debate — an unusual step in a state where even elected officials often eschew security services.
Police say Copenhagen operation followed alleged threat
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish police say Friday's massive police operation around Copenhagen that caused traffic chaos was connected with an alleged threat on the lives of "specific individuals."
Copenhagen police spokesman Joergen Bergen Skov told reporters on Saturday that the operation was launched after an alert from the Danish security service. He said it had been working on a case "where certain people have had their lives threatened." He gave no details.
UK MI5 agent defends decision not to investigate attacker
LONDON (AP) — A senior British agent has defended the Security Service's decision not to investigate a man who eventually killed five people in an attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament.
The MI5 agent, identified as Witness L, told an inquest into the attack that the 2010 decision to close an inquiry into Khalid Masood was sound even though much was known about his extremist beliefs.
Algerian generals, others fired without explanation
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Heads have been rolling in the Algerian army, the North African nation's most respected institution, and in other security services, with generals in top posts fired — without explanation — at a rate never before seen.
The across-the-board changes, and the silence, are highlighting the opaque nature of the nation's power structure.
Estonia suspects former officer, father spied for Russia
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian officials said Wednesday that a former military officer and his father have been arrested on suspicion of treason and spying for Russia.
The state prosecutor's office and the Estonian Internal Security Service, or the security police, said in a joint statement that Deniss Metsavas, born in 1980, and Pjotr Volin, born in 1953, were detained Sept. 3.
Pakistan’s Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections.
The Latest: Dutch campsites evacuated amid brush fire
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local):
Authorities have evacuated four campsites as a brush fire swept through tinder-dry countryside in the eastern Netherlands.
The regional security service said that firefighters from three provinces were battling the blaze Tuesday in Wateren, 135 kilometers (85 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, and a military helicopter was also on its way to help.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A software error, not a cyberattack, caused a problem that resulted in nearly 120,000 voters being left off the printed voter rosters at Los Angeles County polling places in California's June primary, county officials said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup.
Putin announced the foiled attacks after Sunday's World Cup final — and just before meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing growing concerns about alleged Kremlin meddling and Russian cyberattacks on the U.S. electoral system.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Security services company ADT received alarms at a burning Topeka home with a woman inside but didn't alert authorities about the deadly fire, according to a lawsuit.
MUNICH (AP) — Families of the people killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany called Tuesday for an investigation to continue even as the trial of group's only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week.
BERLIN (AP) — The main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial used her closing statement Tuesday to appeal to judges not to hold her responsible for a string of killings that shocked Germany and prompted a debate about institutional racism in the country's police and security services.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities have arrested two men suspected of preparing an extremist attack.
The prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that they acted on a tip from the Dutch security services and charged the two with "preparing a terrorist crime and participating in a terrorist organization."
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Native American activist alleges Rapid City officials and library leaders discriminated against him by blocking him from being considered for a security officer post at the library.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
There's just no recent precedent for the gamble Kim Jong Un is taking.
LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to strengthen counter-terrorism laws to make prosecutions easier and to instruct its security services to share some intelligence data about potential extremists with local authorities.
The approach spelled out Monday by Home Secretary Sajid Javid in his first major speech is designed to make earlier intervention possible in a bid to thwart extremist attacks posed by Islamic States adherents and UK-based rightwing groups.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — To mimic gore, they used makeup and pig's blood. They shot bullet holes in one of his sweatshirts. And to top off Arkady Babchenko's staged murder, they even took him to the morgue.
The journalist revealed Thursday how Ukrainian security services faked his murder to thwart a contract hit allegedly arranged by Babchenko's native Russia.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated.
Authorities said his death had been staged to foil a plot on his life by Moscow's security services and one arrest was made. Russia denounced the faked killing as an outlandish attempt at defamation by its neighbor and foe.
LONDON (AP) — In a twist straight out of a spy thriller, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko showed up at a news conference in Kiev on Wednesday — a day after he was reportedly shot dead in the Ukrainian capital. Babchenko explained that his death had been faked as part of sting by Ukrainian security services to catch his would-be assassin.
It's an astonishing saga, but not the first time people under stress or duress have gone to the extreme of faking their own deaths. Here are a few cases: