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US ‘outraged’ as Russia convicts American of spying

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States expressed outrage Monday over a Russian court’s conviction of American Paul Whelan on espionage charges, saying he was deprived of a fair trial. Whelan, a former Marine arrested in December 2018, was sentenced Monday to 16 years of hard labor after being found guilty of receiving …

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Lawyers demand production of arrested Rwandan national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of a Rwandan National Elly Tumwine have filed an application in the High Court demanding for his production in court. Led by Abdullah Kiwanuka, the lawyers note that Tumwine has been in detention for more than the mandatory 48 hours which is …

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Trump and Russia: what drives the suspicions?

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump faced new heat Monday after news reports that he has hid from aides the details of discussions with Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia. Trump …

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Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country’s arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Gonen Segev will plead guilty to serious espionage …

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Canada defends Huawei arrest after markets wobble

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request after markets wobbled on fears of fresh friction between Washington and Beijing. With China demanding the release of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Prime …

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Lavrov says spy poisoning could be ‘in interests’ of UK govt

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday suggested that the poisoning of a former double agent could benefit the British government by distracting attention from problems around Brexit. The March 4 attack on Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury has triggered …

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Russia says Britain must cut more than 50 diplomats

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Britain has to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia by more than 50 more people, the foreign ministry said Saturday, following an escalating row over the nerve agent attack on a former double agent. The new measures are seen as punishment for Britain’s calls on …

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Russia hits back against EU countries in spy row

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the UK and its allies over a nerve agent attack on a former spy. …

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