Britain's top domestic spymaster will caution the population on Wednesday (14 July) to treat the threat of spying from Russia and China as vigilantly as terrorism, warning that foreign spies were seeking to pilfer technology, sow discord and attack infrastructure.
Estonia accused Russia on Tuesday (6 July) of detaining one of its diplomats after a "set-up" designed to make him look like a spy, saying the incident showed Russia was choosing confrontation in its relations with Europe.
A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded US warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters.
An espionage trial involving a former Polish secret services agent and an ex-employee of Huawei begins in a Warsaw court as some European states consider whether to exclude the Chinese group's equipment from their 5G telecom networks.
Moscow on Wednesday (28 April) expelled seven European diplomats after their countries ordered Russian diplomats to leave in solidarity with the Czech Republic, which is engulfed in a diplomatic row with Russia.
The Bulgarian prosecution announced on Wednesday (28 April) it suspects sabotage carried out by Russian intelligence as the probable reason behind four blasts in Bulgarian military depots. The blasts appear similar to the one in the Czech Republic, which recently led to a major diplomatic scandal with Russia.
The Czech Republic will ask European Union and NATO allies to take action in solidarity with Prague in its row with Moscow, including expelling Russian intelligence officers from their countries, acting Foreign Minister Jan Hamáček said on Tuesday (20 April).
The Czech Republic said on Monday (19 April) Russia's eviction of 20 Czech embassy employees in response to Prague's expulsion of 18 Russian staff was a stronger than expected reaction and the government would consider further steps.
The Bulgarian prosecutor's office announced on Friday (19 March) that it had broken up a Russian spy ring which includes officials of Bulgaria's defence ministry and its intelligence services, after an extensive police and counter-intelligence operation in and around Sofia.
US law enforcement is investigating whether a woman took a laptop from US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the 6 January siege of the Capitol and tried to sell the device to Russian intelligence.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (5 January) signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Austria will file charges against a person who has confessed to spying for Turkey's secret service, and authorities are investigating more suspected espionage activities, its interior minister said, warning Turkey this would not be tolerated.
A Russian court convicted former US marine Paul Whelan of spying for the United States on Monday (15 June) and sentenced him to 16 years in jail, a ruling that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said outraged Washington.
Chinese hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research, US authorities said Wednesday (13 May), ratcheting up tensions between the superpowers as markets slumped on warnings from the US Federal Reserve that prolonged shutdowns could cause "lasting damage."