A Moscow military court has convicted in absentia former top foreign service agent Alexander Poteyev of betraying 10 "sleeper" spies expelled from the United States last year. Poteyev was convicted of treason and desertion, Russian news agencies reported.
WikiLeaks has reportedly revealed China tried to set up a spy base in Australia's near neighbour, East Timor. Leaked US diplomatic cables show China offered to construct and operate a surveillance radar facility on East Timor's north coast in 2007.
The latest release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains allegations that Sudanese president Omar al Bashir may have stolen $9 billion from his country and deposited it in London with the Lloyds Banking Group.