Russian president Vladimir Putin: the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report is a disturbing account of greed, neglect, cowardice and an astonishing lack of curiosity about a threat to democratic processes. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

There was no smoking gun pointing to Russian interference in the Brexit referendum, no list of prominent names in receipt of Moscow gold and no Conser(...)

Dominic Raab: curious choice of language. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/EPA

Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute said this week that, after a human trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine showed it to be safe, it hopes to test it on(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Teams at Oxford University and Imperial College London working on coronavirus vaccines are understood to have been among the targets of hackers. Photograph: ITar-Tass

Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to steal knowledge about coronavirus vaccine development in Britain, the United States and Canada, Britain(...)

Boris Johnson. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson’s government has published plans to ensure a “level playing field” for trade between the constituent parts of the United Kingdom by curb(...)

It was “beyond doubt” that British intelligence agencies knew that the US was torturing detainees at an early stage in the so-called “war on terror”, the intelligence and security committee said. Photograph: Reuters

British intelligence agencies tolerated torture and paid for the kidnapping of detainees after 9/11, according to a parliamentary committee report whi(...)

MI5 director general Andrew Parker, who warned on Thursday the level of terrorist plotting against Britain is at its highest in over three decades. Photograph: PA

The head of Britain’s security agency MI5 has warned that terrorist plotting against Britain is at its most intense for three decades and still growin(...)

 Whistleblower Edward Snowden: disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance.   Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

When Edward Snowden’s disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance began to emerge via the Guardian newspaper nearly two years ago, hum(...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

 Malcolm Rifkind, who said he is to step down as an MP at the upcoming British general election and has also resigned as chairman of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Former British foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind is to step down as an MP at the upcoming general election following criticism over “cash-for-access” (...)

Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee: rejected  charges the committee is too close to British establishment. Photograph: PA

British politicians, either those now serving or those who were in office during Labour’s years in power, will be held to account if they were “com(...)

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