double agent


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double agent

a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc.
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They suggest that the Omagh bomb was prepared by the double agent - and was then allowed to detonate as handlers sought to keep his true identity under wraps.
secrets to the Russians for more than 15 years, in the process probably sending at least two Russian double agents to their deaths and undermining major U.
London [United Kingdom], Mar 13 ( ANI ): British Prime Minister Theresa May, has stated that it was "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the poison attack that left a former Russian double agent and his daughter comatose on a park bench last week.
They must seek translations, and must be aware of double agents like Mosab.
He spent 13 years as a double agent and at the height of the Cold War supplied MI5 and MI6 with crucial information about Russian spies' penetration of secret British codes.
He held positions around the world before coming to Britain where he was exposed as a double agent by a fellow spy.
Then, out of the blue, a trusted informant tells Garrison there is a double agent within the corridors of the White House plotting an assassination attempt on the President - and all evidence seems to point to the veteran.
As a portrait of the suspected Chinese double agent emerged Thursday, people who knew her and had worked beside her for two decades expressed shock and awe.
A 61-YEAR-OLD cleaning lady believes police are treating her as the prime suspect for the murder of UDA double agent William Stobie.
AN Army double agent has fled Scotland, fearing for his life.
The devilish plot to kill al Awlaki revolved around a Danish CIA-Al Qaeda double agent, who was paid 250,000 dollars by the CIA in 2009 to find and deliver a European wife to the terrorist mastermind, the New York Post reports.