There's nothing fancy about being a spy - in fact, one intelligence document warns that candidates should not be recruited if their motive is glamour.
The report suggests South Africa is seeking closer ties with Russia on integration of the Condor project with another system being developed.
SA's intelligence service relied on a spy close to Russia to find out details about its own government's involvement in a $100-million satellite deal.
Scientists have created a lie detector that records the involuntarily, guilty fidgeting of liars.
The "war on terror" has failed to eliminate or reduce terrorism despite trillions being spent on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and operations elsewhere.
The NSA shares intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, states a document from Edward Snowden.
Edward Snowden has gone into hiding in Hong Kong after blowing the whistle on a top-secret US spying programme.
Republicans feel snubbed by the US president's combative inauguration speech. Ewen MacAskill reports.
United States President Barack Obama has mounted the biggest challenge in two decades to the US's deeply ingrained gun culture.
Republican senators have opened the way for a new showdown with United States President Barack Obama.