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Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies
Pregnant woman Covid
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Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies

Should doctors monitor mothers’s alcohol intake? Are electric cars an investment bubble? And should spies have a ‘licence to kill’?
25 Sep 2020
Debate: should British spies be given a ‘licence to kill’?
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Debate: should British spies be given a ‘licence to kill’?

Government to push through law offering protections to secret agents
23 Sep 2020
MI6 spies tried to interfere in ‘licence to kill’ case
MI6 building
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MI6 spies tried to interfere in ‘licence to kill’ case

Intelligence agency was forced to apologise for ‘any misunderstanding’, court documents show
28 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘learn lesson’ of first year
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘learn lesson’ of first year

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 24 July
24 Jul 2020
Reaction: ex-MI6 spy’s dossier ‘sparks Huawei storm’
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Reaction: ex-MI6 spy’s dossier ‘sparks Huawei storm’

Former MI6 operative Christopher Steele claims Beijing tried to enlist Britain’s elite to back tech firm’s 5G network deal
7 Jul 2020
MI6 sets Christmas card brainteaser: could you solve it?
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MI6 sets Christmas card brainteaser: could you solve it?

The spy service is sending festive greetings with hidden messages
17 Dec 2019

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What Ian Fleming’s racy letters reveal
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What Ian Fleming’s racy letters reveal

From extra-marital affairs to a penchant for bondage
12 Nov 2019
Mark Acklom: who is UK’s most wanted conman?
Mark Acklom
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Mark Acklom: who is UK’s most wanted conman?

Fugitive in custody in Switzerland following police swoop
3 Jul 2018
What happened to Alexander Litvinenko?
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What happened to Alexander Litvinenko?

Sergei Skripal’s apparent poisoning has drawn comparisons with 2006 poisoning of other exiled former Russian spy
6 Mar 2018
Christopher Steele: the ex-spy behind Trump’s dirty dossier
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Christopher Steele: the ex-spy behind Trump’s dirty dossier

Former British officer accused of leaking research to the FBI and media
5 Feb 2018
UK court examines GCHQ’s bulk hack of phones and laptops
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UK court examines GCHQ’s bulk hack of phones and laptops

Judges examine MI5 and MI6 spying tactics exposed by Edward Snowden
5 Oct 2017
Donald Trump dossier: UK spy exposed Sepp Blatter and Fifa
Donald Trump
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Donald Trump dossier: UK spy exposed Sepp Blatter and Fifa

US authorities are taking Christopher Steele's claims seriously because of his work on corruption at football's governing body
13 Jan 2017
MI5 told to recruit more middle-aged mums
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MI5 told to recruit more middle-aged mums

Women are more 'intuitive' says intelligence report, but Ukip MEP says women should 'stick to changing nappies'
6 Mar 2015
MI5 double agent offers rare insight into al-Qaeda and jihad
Aimen Dean
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MI5 double agent offers rare insight into al-Qaeda and jihad

Aimen Dean was recruited by British security and intelligence services to report back on al-Qaeda
3 Mar 2015
CIA torture report redacted at request of British spies
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CIA torture report redacted at request of British spies

Downing Street admits information was censored on 'national security grounds', but denies complicity
12 Dec 2014
North Korean military warns UK over Channel 4 drama
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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North Korean military warns UK over Channel 4 drama

Pyongyang calls the fictional thriller a 'politically motivated provocation' backed by Downing Street
2 Sep 2014
Isis threat to UK blown out of proportion, says ex-MI6 chief
Sir Richard Dearlove, the former Head Of SIS
In Brief

Isis threat to UK blown out of proportion, says ex-MI6 chief

Conflict 'essentially one of Muslim on Muslim' with West no longer main target, says Richard Dearlove
8 Jul 2014
MI6: 'Impossible' to track jihadists returning to UK
Islamic Jihadists in training
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MI6: 'Impossible' to track jihadists returning to UK

UK security services will have to prioritise who they track, says former M16 director Richard Barrett
23 Jun 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 14 Dec 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 14 Dec 2012

14 Dec 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 9 May 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 9 May 2012

9 May 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 27 Apr 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 27 Apr 2012

27 Apr 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 25 Apr 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

25 Apr 2012