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Former FBI agent jailed for leaking bureau’s ‘secret rules’ to Intercept

A former FBI agent in Minnesota has been sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for leaking documents about the bureau’s practices, some of them classified, to The Intercept. Terry James Albury was sentenced on Thursday on one count of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of retention of national defense information. ...

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‘I don’t give a damn’: Secret service agent blocks reporter’s Kushner-Saudi questions (VIDEO)

US secret service agents are expected to take a bullet for those they’ve sworn to protect. But in a bizarre exchange a bodyguard for White House senior advisor Jared Kushner swooped in to block a reporter’s questions. The US president’s son-in-law was spared potentially tough questioning on Saudi Arabia when an unidentified special agent pushed in front of Errol Barnett, ...

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Steven Seagal was ‘half joking’ about desire to govern Russia’s Far East region – agent

Action star and martial arts icon Steven Seagal was apparently “half-joking” when he said he wants to become the governor of Primorsky Region in Russia’s Far East. Seagal earlier said he was Putin’s man and wouldn’t mind the job. Excitement erupted on Tuesday, when the actor arrived in Primorsky Krai (a type of federal district in Russia) to take part ...

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Chinese national arrested in US for allegedly acting as agent of Beijing

In a move likely to hit relations already soured by a bitter trade war and election interference accusations, the US has now arrested a Chinese national it accuses of working as an unregistered foreign agent. Ji Chaoqun, 27, was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday. The Chinese national is suspected of working “at the direction of a high-level intelligence officer in the Jiangsu ...

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‘Serial killer’ suspect arrested after four murders, he’s border patrol agent

A US border patrol agent who authorities called ‘serial killer’ has confessed to four murders after his arrest. Police say all his female victims were prostitutes. Juan Davis Ortiz, 35, a former US Navy vet, who has been with the US Border Patrol for 10 years was captured by the state troopers on Saturday  in Laredo, a Texas city on ...

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Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina didn’t offer sex for job, prosecutors admit

US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent,” of offering sex in exchange for a job. Days after Butina was arrested in July, Assistant US Attorney Erik M. Kenerson claimed she was offering an individual “sex in exchange for a position within ...

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Vietnam demands Monsanto compensate Agent Orange victims after California cancer ruling precedent

Following the unprecedented $ 289mn verdict against Monsanto in California, Hanoi is seeking justice for victims of exposure to the Agent Orange – the notorious chemical the firm supplied to the US military during the Vietnam War. After a San Francisco jury proved Monsanto not invincible and ordered the chemical giant to pay $ 289 million to a school worker ...

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Super-hawk John Bolton and ‘Agent Butina’ connection is the Democrats’ new Russiagate target

More than eighteen months into Russiagate and with little evidence of ‘collusion’ between Donald Trump and Russia coming to light, Democrats seem to be scrambling for wins — and no one appears to be off-limits. The latest target is none other than Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, who until this point has been widely regarded in liberal and media ...

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Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail – embassy

The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and ‘agent’ Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. Butina was arrested and detained in Washington DC in July on espionage charges. The 29-year old is accused of acting as an agent of the Russian government without informing the US ...

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Agent bear: Russia’s FSB enlists animals as ‘strategic resource’

Russian brown bears may soon become an item in the budget of Federal Security Bureau (FSB), the domestic successor to the soviet KGB, which wants to designate them a national treasure. KGB and bears you say? It’s not exactly what one might be tempted to think. The initiative wants to place bears on a list of official “strategic goods and ...

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