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Newly released files show that 58 years ago, British diplomats predicted that Russia would use Syria's civil war to "arouse antagonism" against America.
Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, double agents who defected to Soviet Russia in 1951, have always been framed as slick operators. Newly released secret files show that perception is a far cry from reality.
The UN wants a reinvestigation into the conspiracy-laden crash that killed Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961, but Britain and the United States are refusing to hand over important documents.
Andy Tsege's relatives fear that even if he gets out, he will be completely traumatized by his time locked up.
VICE News has learned that some UK Foreign Office 'sensitivity reviewers' are reading and redacting historic documents that they themselves wrote while working as diplomats.
The files, some labeled "Top Secret," could shed more light on abuses committed in British colonies during the heyday of the Empire, that successive governments have long kept hidden.
The UK Is Too Busy Cooperating with Ethiopia on Anti-Terrorism to Help a British Citizen on Death Row
Andargachew Tsege has been held in a secret prison since June, and his lawyers and family says the UK is too friendly with the Ethiopian government.
VICE News exclusive: The British government just "became aware" of a huge trove of historic documents that should have been released to the public — but won't yet say what's in them.