KGB

  • Putin to be sworn in as president of divided Russia May 7, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin will be sworn in as Russia's president at a glittering ceremony on Monday, hours after clashes between police and protesters laid bare the deep divisions over his return to the Kremlin for six more years. The former KGB spy will take his oath before nearly 2,000 guests in...
  • Chinese police may get power of secret detention March 1, 2012

    Beijing: China is preparing to overhaul a key criminal law amid public confusion and some dread over whether the government is about to give police the legal authority to disappear people. At issue is an amendment to the criminal procedure law that would allow police to secretly detain suspects for months...
  • Protests pitch Russian blogger against Putin December 11, 2011

    Moscow: If Vladimir Putin is to face a Russian rebellion, its spiritual leader may be a 35yearold blogger named Alexei Navalny. At Saturday's protests, the biggest of Putin's 12year rule, some of the loudest cheers were for the anticorruption campaigner, who has warned Russia's paramount leader he could face an Arab...
  • 'KGB, Indian spies foiled plot to kill Gorbachev' July 13, 2008

    Moscow: Indian security services helped the Soviet intelligence agency KGB in foiling an attempt by Afghan terror groups to assassinate President Mikhail Gorbachev during his 1987 visit to New Delhi, a security official of the erstwhile Soviet state has said. "We had concrete information about a terror group sent into India...
  • KGB men to face Litvinenko murder charges June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Scotland Yard detectives are to issue arrest warrants against three former KGB officers suspected of poisoning ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, reported Daily Mail on Sunday. Police have told sources close to Litvinenko's widow Marina that they intend to lay charges of murder and poisoning against the men, who...
  • Chess rival links Kramnik to KGB December 24, 2006

    Moscow: The International Chess Federation (FIDE) could disqualify Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria for three years for violating the Code of Ethics by linking Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik to KGB in an interview to a Spanish newspaper. Kramnik's manager Carsten Hensel has lodged a complaint with FIDE against the Bulgarian chess master,...