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A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Where are Dom and Bruno" during a protest.

REUTERS/Suamy Beydoun

Hard Numbers: Amazon arrests, UK and EU tussle (again), Russian spy found at ICC, COVID vaccines … for babies

2: Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest. Authorities believe one of the suspects ambushed the victims prior to the attack. Phillips and Pereira worked to expose and prevent illegal fishing and mining in the rainforest.

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The word Pegasus, binary code and the Spanish flag.

Dado Ruvic/ Reuters

Hard Numbers: Spain spy chief sacked, US gun deaths soar, Angolan diamonds dull, Ecuador prison explodes (again)

63: Spain’s spy chief Paz Esteban has been fired over revelations that the intelligence community had targeted 63 Catalan independence activists with the controversial Pegasus spyware.

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Paige Fusco

Hard Numbers: US economy down, Bennett picks up his tab, no ransom in Nigeria, South Koreans spy for North

1.4: US economic growth shrank by 1.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the first contraction since the pandemic began. Bad news for President Biden, but a recession can still be avoided if Americans keep spending, hiring remains strong, and wages keep pace with inflation.

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Australian academic freed in Iran hails end of 'traumatic ordeal'

November 26, 2020 7:25 AM

Kylie Moore-Gilbert said she now faces a "challenging period of adjustment".

Australia charges first person under foreign interference law

November 05, 2020 1:15 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian police said a Melbourne man who appeared in court on Thursday (Nov 5) was the first person charged with foreign interference under new legislation introduced in 2018.

Espionage in Australia at higher levels than Cold War, spy chief warns

October 20, 2020 4:02 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Espionage in Australia had eclipsed Cold War levels, the country's spymaster told Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 20), in a speech warning that citizens were being monitored and harassed by foreign powers.

Detained Australian Yang Hengjun to face trial in Beijing

October 10, 2020 10:11 AM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun will face trial in Beijing on an espionage charge with a judge expected to be appointed in the next fortnight, friends said on Saturday (Oct 10).

Malaysia's former spy chief accused of spending S$16.5mil to using govt funds to buy watches

October 06, 2020 3:53 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's former spy chief, who is on trial for criminal breach of trust (CBT), spent US12.1 million (S$16.5 million) to buy six luxury watches using funds contributed to the government, public prosecutors said on Tuesday (Oct 6) at the start of her trial.

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