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double agent

a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc.
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Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story, BBC Four, 9pm Midsomer Murders ITV3, 8pm A masterpiece by a landscape artist is auctioned for PS400,000 after a fierce bidding war - and hours later, its former owner is tortured and killed.
The other pertinent question about Marwan's life: Was he an Israeli agent -- or an Egyptian double agent? There's anecdotal evidence supporting both possibilities.
He added that additional secret service information appeared to have led Britain to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
THE poisoned daughter of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was last night reported to have regained consciousness and be talking in hospital.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Foreign Ministry said the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is an act of terrorism against Russian citizens, noting that the UK does not share any evidence with Moscow while demanding explanations.
A former KGB double agent living in the UK has issued a chilling warning about Vladimir Putin - and believes his neighbours will protect him from a Salisbury-style attack if someone wants him dead.
Sergei, a former Russian spy who became a double agent for Britain and Yulia were found slumped on a bench outside a shopping mall in Salisbury on March 4.
THE Salisbury spy probe could take several weeks as investigators carry out a "painstaking" operation to identify how a nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent on British soil.
Steve Rosenberg, the BBC's Moscow correspondent, asked Putin if Russia was behind the poisoning of the double agent Sergei Skripal.
Budanov worked with British double agent Kim Philby, who fed British secrets to the Soviet Union before he defected there in 1963.
As part of getting over its historical and geographical complex, Qatar started playing the role of double agent. This became apparent in its double standards in managing its relations with many countries.
Following reports Tuesday that Hizbullah recently exposed a double agent who was working for Israel, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported that the double agent was a high-ranking Hizbullah operative who had been in charge of Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah's personal security and who was later promoted to the group's elite and clandestine "910" external security organization.