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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in Moscow...
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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 04, 2019 - 12:53 pm
By Jim Heintz and Gregory Katz, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The American former Marine who is being held in Moscow on spying charges also holds British and Irish citizenship, officials said Friday, and Britain's foreign secretary charged that Russia is trying to use him as a pawn in its...
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In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe.
China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP
January 03, 2019 - 7:12 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon,...
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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 02, 2019 - 4:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg instead of at home in the U.S. with family and friends. The 48-year-old Detroit-area man had an...
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January 02, 2019 - 10:45 am
By Jason Hanna (CNN) -- Russia says it granted consular access Wednesday to an American citizen it accuses of spying, five days after the corporate security director was arrested in a mysterious case in which no one has publicly said what exactly he's accused of doing. US consular officials were...
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Russia detains US citizen on suspicion of spying
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December 31, 2018 - 8:35 am
By Nathan Hodge, Mary Ilyushina, AnneClaire Stapleton and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Russia has detained a US citizen on suspicion of spying, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). American Paul Whelan was arrested December 28 in Moscow "while carrying out an act of...
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Israeli Air Force acrobatic team flies during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatserim air force base near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
December 26, 2018 - 8:25 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah militant group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered...
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High-speed trains are finally coming to the US
Brightline/Virgin Trains
December 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Japan has its famed Shinkasens, Russia its Maglevs, France its TGVs. But what about the United States? One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, the building of Russia's national drug-testing laboratory is viewed in Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File
December 21, 2018 - 9:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country's authorities had agreed to hand over. WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September on the condition...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomes Vice President Mike Pence to the Pentagon, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
December 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
By Lolita Baldor, Susannah George and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, officials announced Wednesday as the president suddenly declared victory over the Islamic State, contradicting his own experts' assessments...
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