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China confirms detention of 6 Japanese amid report of spying

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:47:25 GMT2017-05-22T10:47:25Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China confirmed Monday that it is investigating six Japanese citizens, following a Japanese news report that Chinese authorities had detained six men possibly for spying....

US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:45:37 GMT2017-05-18T19:45:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Israel are publicly brushing aside President Donald Trump's reported sharing of a highly classified tip from Israel with Russia, but spy professionals on both sides are frustrated and fearful about the repercussions to a critical intelligence partnership....

1 in 6 newlyweds' spouse is of different race or ethnicity

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:55:40 GMT2017-05-18T18:55:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, a new study released Thursday showed....

NATO chief says he trusts allies on intelligence sharing

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:50:57 GMT2017-05-18T10:50:57Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief says he's confident that all 28 members of the military alliance can safely share information, amid doubts about the nature of President Donald Trump's discussions with Russian diplomats....

German minister: need to continue US intel cooperation

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:43:26 GMT2017-05-18T08:43:26Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister says it's "absolutely necessary" to continue intelligence cooperation with the United States amid a furor over President Donald Trump's discussions with Russian diplomats....

China proposes law to codify investigations of foreigners

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:10:41 GMT2017-05-18T07:10:41Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's intelligence agencies would have stronger powers to monitor and investigate foreigners and conduct operations inside China and abroad under a newly proposed law codifying the work of Beijing's vast security apparatus....

AP Explains: Trump disclosure a breach of trust, if not law

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:08:42 GMT2017-05-17T13:08:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump didn't appear to break any law by sharing highly classified information with Russia, but that doesn't make it any less problematic for America's intelligence agencies and their overseas partners....

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:16:17 GMT2017-05-16T23:16:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their secrets with the new president....

Trump transition handling of classified info raised concern

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:13:37 GMT2017-05-16T23:13:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russian officials isn't the first time his team's handling of secrets has raised alarm bells....

The Latest: Mattis 'not worried' about Trump sharing intel

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:28:42 GMT2017-05-16T21:28:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT):...