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Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

Army general upholds Chelsea Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence in WikiLeaks case
David Dishneau, The Associated Press

An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

German research centre target of espionage attack

German aerospace research centre targeted by espionage attack for months
Kirsten Grieshaber, The Associated Press

BERLIN - The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months.

The research centre on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyber defencecentre to investigate the attack.

A spokesperson, who declined to give a name in line with the company's policy, confirmed that several computers used by scientists and system administrators had been infiltrated by spyware. The spokesperson did not want to comment on who may have been behind the attack.

UK spies will face criminal inquiry over Libya

UK spies will face criminal inquiry into claims that intelligence shared with Gadhafi regime
Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.

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