International / Leadership / Espionage / Russia

Austrian Government Says Colonel May Have Been Russian Spy For Decades

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Fortune

Diplomatic relations between Russia and the European Union seem set to take another downward turn after the Austrian government revealed the existence of a Russian spy in the senior ranks of the Austrian military.
According to the Austrians, a recently-retired colonel was spying for the Russians for decades, starting in the 1990s. The intelligence service of an unidentified ally apparently provided the tip-off.
“If the suspicion is confirmed, such cases... do not improve relations between Russia and the European Union,” said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, according to Reuters .
The revelation is particularly damaging for Russia as Austria, with its conservative government, was relatively friendly toward the EU's eastern neighbor. The country was one of the few EU member states that did not kick out Russian diplomats following the Novickok poisoning in the U.K. of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
The Austrians say they want the Russian to provide “transparent information.” As for the...

Continue reading ...

 








Florida Democrat Bill Nelson ends US Senate reelection bid, concedes to Gov...

Florida Democrat Bill Nelson ends US Senate reelection bid, concedes to Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Senator Bill Nelson ended his reelection bid, the New York Times reported Sunday, conceding the race to his Republican rival Governor Rick Scott. The Nelson-Scott... Read more ...

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

Searchers combing a Northern California town leveled by a deadly wildfire stepped up their efforts ahead of rains forecast later this week in the fire zone where 76 bodies have... Read more ...

NFL scores: Week 11 live updates, highlights

NFL scores: Week 11 live updates, highlights

Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season continues Sunday with another full slate of games. Follow along for scores and stats from around the NFL, plus highlights and notable injury updates. Read more ...

Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury that reminded many of Joe Theisman's...

Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury that reminded many of Joe Theisman's infamous broken leg

Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter of the Redskins game against the Texans. The injury immediately brought up memories of Joe Thiesman's infamous... Read more ...

Kanye West donates $150,000 for security guard killed by officer in Chicago

Kanye West donates $150,000 for security guard killed by officer in Chicago

Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to a memorial fundraising site for a security guard shot by an officer in his hometown of Chicago. Read more ...

Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for financial aid for low- and middle-income students. Read more ...

Report: Cleveland Browns interested in Condoleeza Rice for head coaching job

Report: Cleveland Browns interested in Condoleeza Rice for head coaching job

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, a league source says the Browns want to talk with Rice about their coaching vacancy. Read more ...

Condoleezza Rice responds to being linked to Browns coaching job

Condoleezza Rice responds to being linked to Browns coaching job

CLEVELAND - The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines. After ESPN, citing an anonymous league source, reported the team would like to... Read more ...

Republican Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Race

Republican Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Race

Ultimately, even a hand recount didn't shift the final margin of the race too much. Scott's win means Republicans have picked up two Senate seats even as the GOP lost... Read more ...

Ravens win in rookie QB Lamar Jackson's first start

Ravens win in rookie QB Lamar Jackson's first start

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals as rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson gets his first start. Read more ...