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BERLIN | Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since 90s

BERLIN — Austria‘s government said Friday that a retired colonel in the country’s military is suspected of having spied for Russia for decades, a claim swiftly dismissed by Moscow. The 70-year-old man from Salzburg, who wasn’t named, allegedly provided a Russian intelligence agency with information about Austria’s military and political situation, officials said. “According to … Continue reading BERLIN | Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since 90s

TIRANA, Albania | Albania’s interior minister resigns, new nominee chosen

TIRANA, Albania— Albania’s prime minister says the country’s interior minister has resigned. Writing in his Twitter page Saturday, Prime Minister Edi Rama said he had accepted Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj‘s resignation, without giving any explanation. Rama then nominated Sander Lleshi, a former military official, for the post. Lleshi must be approved by the president and … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Albania’s interior minister resigns, new nominee chosen

NYON, Switzerland | UEFA fines Man United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping

NYON, Switzerland— UEFA has fined Manchester United 15,000 euros ($17,250) and warned coach Jose Mourinho after the team was late to arrive for a Champions League home game and then late for the delayed kickoff. Mourinho blamed police in Manchester for the team’s arrival at Old Trafford only 45 minutes before a scheduled kickoff against … Continue reading NYON, Switzerland | UEFA fines Man United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping

JOHANNESBURG | Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

JOHANNESBURG — One of Rwanda’s most prominent opposition leaders walked free on Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation. Supporters of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and the state-run The New Times newspaper posted photos of the opposition leader walking out of Nyarugenge prison hours after the justice … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

NEW YORK | Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story

NEW YORK — NBC News’ decision to pass on Ronan Farrow‘s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein’s accusers criticizing the network’s latest explanation and President Donald Trump chiming in Tuesday. Trump tweeted that NBC is “now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly … Continue reading NEW YORK | Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story