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Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim

A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for soliciting is detained in transit at a Moscow airport.

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Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled plans Friday to fly commercially to Afghanistan after her office said President Donald Trump announced the sensitive travel plans, significantly increasing the security threat on the ground according to a State Department assessment. A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office said in a statement "the ...

Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns

Over the past two years, dozens of Vietnamese nationals have been detained and community groups have learned of pre-1995 immigrants who had been ...

Deaths and detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

Dozens of people have been detained, and at least two have died in custody, as part of a fresh crackdown on LGBT groups in the Russian republic of ...

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Football Leaks: 'Suspected hacker' detained in Hungary

A Portuguese man detained in Hungary is suspected of hacking documents from clubs, media reports say.

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for ...

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Carlos Ghosn: Renault 'preparing to replace' jailed boss

Renault is "preparing to replace" the detained executive as chief executive and chairman, reports say.

Bolsonaro sends captured Italian fugitive to Salvini as 'a little gift'

A leftist Italian fugitive has been detained in Bolivia and will be sent to Italy as "a little gift" from far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

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Juan Guaidó: Venezuela's opposition leader briefly detained

Juan Guaidó said on Friday he was ready to assume the country's presidency on an interim basis.

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Pompeo Calls for New Spirit of Cooperation Between US, Arab Allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian leaders Thursday on the third stop of his nine-nation tour of the Middle East. The top U.S. ...

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US Apparel Firm Cuts off Chinese Factory in Internment Camp

A U.S. supplier of T-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores cut its ties Wednesday with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups. In recent years, authorities in ...

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German airport strike grounds jets

More than 600 flights are cancelled as security staff strike over pay at major German airports.

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Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Michael R White is the first American to be detained by Iran during the Trump presidency.

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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting ...

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No Sign of Compromise in Dueling Addresses

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress made clear Tuesday in nationally televised remarks that while each side supports border ...

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Report: US Navy Vet Detained in Iran Since July

A U.S. Navy Veteran has been in Iranian prison since July on unspecified charges, according the New York Times. According to his family, Michael R. ...

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Washington DC St Patrick's parade cancelled over security costs

The organisers have cited higher security costs for the decision to cancel the 2019 parade. /
Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, Craig Melvin to replace Megyn Kelly as Today hosts

  Less than three months after Megyn Kelly’s hour of the Today show was cancelled and Kelly was sent packing from NBC, we now know who will take over the 9 a.m. hour of the show. Dylan Dreyer tweeted that she will be co-hosting with longtime weatherman and host Al Roker, along with anchors Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin. ...

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Russia: US Spy Suspect Can Be Visited by Other Countries

The Russian Foreign Ministry says Paul Whelan, the American detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying, may receive visits from diplomats from the three other countries whose citizenship he holds. When Whelan was arrested in late December, he was identified only as an American. Last week, it emerged that he also holds British, Irish and Canadian ...

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Brother Questions Why American Man Being Held by Russia

The brother of an American man being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying is raising the possibility that his sibling is being used as a pawn in a ...

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Bangladesh election: 'Gang rape' suspects detained

The Bangladeshi woman says she was raped because she voted for the opposition in last week's elections.

Paul Whelan arrest: Too early to discuss prisoner swap, Russian minister says

It's too early to discuss a possible "prisoner swap" involving detained American Paul Whelan, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Saturday, ...

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Russia: Too Early to Consider Exchange of US Spy Suspect 

Russia's deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged ...

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Moscow: Russian's Detention Preceded Ex-Marine's Arrest

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying. Whelan was taken into custody by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family have said he is innocent and that he was in Moscow to attend a wedding. ...

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American detained by Russia was convicted of trying to steal thousands of dollars while deployed to Iraq as a Marine

Details of Paul Whelan’s past paint an increasingly complex picture as Ireland becomes the fourth nation to claim him as a citizen.

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Who is Paul Whelan, the ex-US Marine arrested in Russia?

The former US Marine has been detained in Russia on suspicion of spying.

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