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The report also uncovered other alarming attitudes towards international cyber espionage. Computing (2010)The vast majority of web criminality directed at companies involves attacks on intellectual property and industrial espionage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is the tall price to be paid for involvement in the murky world of international espionage. The Sun (2015)The scandal of industrial espionage was bad enough. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Another concerns the use of espionage in international politics. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That it was a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of international espionage makes it all the more seductive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The next stage up is industrial espionage, apparently the most lucrative. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And with industrial espionage now being mooted as a possible motive, the plot is thickening. Times, Sunday Times (2013)US officials are searching for ways to extradite him on espionage charges. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was taken before a judge and charged with espionage and illegal entry, but told she was being freed on humanitarian grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were charged with espionage and faced 20-year prison terms but after six weeks the charges were reduced and they were released pending appeals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Mobile phones have changed espionage thrillers more than all the WMD in the evil world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)EURO 2012 is suddenly the setting for international espionage. The Sun (2012)He would face espionage charges in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A spokesman for its judiciary said in February that most of its detained dual nationals face espionage charges. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Industrial espionage is endemic. The Sun (2013)He was charged last year with three counts under the espionage act, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is already the subject of a French judicial investigation into corrupt practices, thanks to a whistleblower who has detailed bribery and industrial espionage allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'espionage'
British English: espionage /ˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ; ˌɛspɪəˈnɑːʒ/ NOUN
Espionage is the activity of finding out the political, military, or industrial secrets of your enemies or rivals by using spies.
The authorities have arrested several people suspected of espionage.
- American English: espionage
- Arabic: جَاسُوسِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: espionagem
- Chinese: 间谍
- Croatian: špijunaža
- Czech: špionáž
- Danish: spionage
- Dutch: spionage
- European Spanish: espionaje
- Finnish: vakoilu
- French: espionnage
- German: Spionage
- Greek: κατασκοπεία
- Italian: spionaggio
- Japanese: スパイ行為
- Korean: 첩보 활동
- Norwegian: spionasje
- Polish: szpiegostwo
- European Portuguese: espionagem
- Romanian: spionaj
- Russian: шпионаж
- Spanish: espionaje
- Swedish: spionage
- Thai: จารกรรม
- Turkish: casusluk
- Ukrainian: шпигунство
- Vietnamese: hoạt động gián điệp
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