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French billionaire claims he spied on ex-president for security agency

Telecommunications tycoon Xavier Niel, co-owner of Le Monde, says he worked for French security services in 1980s.

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Macron offers 'close coordination' with UK over Russia tensions

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that their two governments 'should coordinate closely' over the growing crisis between London and Moscow following the poisoning of a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in an English town earlier this month.

Sarkozy’s former spy chief faces judicial probe

Bernard Squarcini is suspected of using his police contacts to obtain confidential information about investigations for private clients.

Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks US spy revelations

Move comes as documents show that US agents spied on Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, listening to their phone calls.

Germany 'spied on France for American NSA'

No official reaction from Paris over claims Angela Merkel's office knew German officials were carrying out economic espionage for the US.

French TV ‘proves’ Coco Chanel spied for the Nazis

Historian Franck Ferrand says previously unseen documents show the fashion designer worked directly for German military intelligence.

Orange 'shares data with French intelligence agency'

Newspaper report suggests the former state-owned French telecoms giant has been sharing information with security services for many years.

French 'spy swan' detained in Egypt is neither spy nor swan

Suspicions raised after suspected winged infiltrator spotted with electronic device was just tracker used to monitor stork migration patterns.

French spy agency tries to pull 'classified' Wikipedia entry

Wikipedia France's most popular article now is about a military installation - the very entry the country's spy agencies allegedly tried to suppress.

Police spy Mark Kennedy accused of fake claims in French case

Leaked documents suggest former undercover officer is behind allegations that French activists practised making bombs.

Mauritania 'to extradite former Gaddafi spy chief to Libya'

Libyan deputy prime minister uses Twitter to announce that Mauritania has agreed to send Abdullah al-Senussi home.