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SAN DIEGO | Mom of Navy vet held in Iran worried her son won’t survive

SAN DIEGO — Jan 11, 2019—The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran who has been held in Iran since July said Friday that she is worried her son who was undergoing cancer treatment will not survive the detainment. Joanne White issued the statement through a family spokesman, expressing her concern for the health of her … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Mom of Navy vet held in Iran worried her son won’t survive

WASHINGTON | Russia gives US access to American held on espionage charges

WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019—The Russian government said Wednesday it has allowed an American citizen held on espionage charges to have access to U.S. officials seeking answers about his arrest. U.S. consular officials were granted access to Michigan resident Paul Whelan for the first time since his arrest during a visit to the country, according … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia gives US access to American held on espionage charges

WASHINGTON | The Latest: US man held in Moscow was court-martialed in ’08

WASHINGTON— Jan 02, 2019—The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The Marine Corps says the American detained in Russia on espionage charges was convicted in a 2008 court-martial on charges related to larceny. Michigan resident Paul N. Whelan’s service record was released Wednesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: US man held in Moscow was court-martialed in ’08

WASHINGTON | The Latest: US wants access to American detained in Moscow

WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019— The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local): 8 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the U.S. hopes to soon get access to an American detained in Russia on espionage charges. Pompeo said Wednesday at a news conference in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: US wants access to American detained in Moscow

WASHINGTON | US wants access to American held in Moscow on spying charges

WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the U.S. hopes to gain access soon to a former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges and that “if the detention is not appropriate we will demand his immediate return.” Paul Whelan, who is head of global security … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US wants access to American held in Moscow on spying charges

MOSCOW | US citizen arrested in Russian on spying charges

MOSCOW — Russia‘s domestic security agency says it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the top KGB successor agency, said that the American man detained in Moscow on Friday. The agency said in Monday’s statement that he was caught “during an espionage operation,” but didn’t give any … Continue reading MOSCOW | US citizen arrested in Russian on spying charges

WASHINGTON | Pence: US will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed

WASHINGTON  — The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. Vice President Mike Pence said that if Turkey does not take immediate action to free Andrew Craig Brunson, “the United States of America will impose significant sanctions on Turkey.” He spoke at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence: US will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed