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Iran state TV presenter arrested by FBI and moved to Washington DC, say reports

Iran state TV presenter arrested by FBI and moved to Washington DC, say reportsAn American-born journalist working for Iran‘s state TV broadcaster has reportedly been arrested after flying into the US. Press TV interrupted its broadcast on Wednesday to report Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after she arrived at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday. The English-language Iranian broadcaster, citing family members, said its TV presenter and documentary film maker was taken into FBI custody and brought to Washington, DC.



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American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to USNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.



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Huawei sacks Polish worker arrested over claims of spying

Huawei sacks Polish worker arrested over claims of spyingChinese telecoms giant Huawei has sacked a Polish employee accused by the country's security services of spying. The telecoms company, which has been at the centre of a dispute over spying fears, sacked Wang Weijing, a sales manager at the firm for bringing the company into disrepute. Mr Wang and a former member of Poland's intelligence services were arrested on Friday, accused of spying. Huawei, one of the world's leading telecoms companies that has been heavily involved in the launch of the latest 5G network technology, has been embroiled in a dispute over spying claims. US security officials have accused the company of posing a national security risk, something the company has repeatedly denied. Its products have been subject to blocks and bans in some countries, including the US, Australia and New Zealand.  A Huawei spokesman said it the alleged actions of Mr Wang had “no relation to the company”. The spokesman said: “In accordance with the terms and conditions of Huawei’s labor contract, we have made this decision because the incident has brought Huawei into disrepute.” In December, Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada over alleged breaches of US sanctions by the company. Ms Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei, was released on bail. Huawei has repeatedly denied claims it is tied to the Chinese state. The company said it has won 25 commercial 5G contracts to develop the latest wireless technology around the world.



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Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deathsBARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.



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China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland: state media

China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland: state mediaChina is seeking consular access for Huawei employee Wang Weijing who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, state media reported on Saturday. Citing China’s foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is “closely following” the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit “as soon as possible”. Both men are suspected of having “worked for Chinese services and to the detriment of Poland,” said Polish special services spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn.



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Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying chargesPoland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether to exclude Huawei from their markets following the arrest of the Chinese employee and a former Polish security official on Friday. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with China’s government and U.S.-led allegations that its devices could be used by Beijing for spying. No evidence has been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied the accusations, but several Western countries have restricted Huawei’s access to their markets.



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Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk driving

Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk drivingMeghan Markle's half-brother has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving. Thomas Markle Jr, 52, was stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am on Friday morning, according to gossip website TMZ. Mr Markle Jr, who is estranged from the Duchess of Sussex and has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly failed a sobriety test, and was visibly drunk. He was taken to the police sobering center near his home, in Grants Pass, and his Chevy Silverado was impounded. In January 2017 Mr Markle Jr was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism. The duchess's father, Thomas Markle Sr, told the site: "My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it."  Mr Markle Jr's sister, Samantha, added: "His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank."



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Gabon soldiers arrested after announcing coup 'to restore democracy' as president languishes

Gabon soldiers arrested after announcing coup 'to restore democracy' as president languishesA group of soldiers sought to take power in Gabon on Monday while the country's ailing president was abroad, but the government declared the bid had failed and the rebels had been arrested. Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to "rise up" after Ali Bongo, the president, suffered a stroke last year while out of the country. Shots were heard around state broadcasting headquarters in Libreville, capital of the oil-rich West African nation, at about the same time as the message was read at 6:30am. But within a few hours, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told AFP: "Calm has returned, the situation is under control." Of the five who entered the radio station, "four have been arrested and one is on the run," according to Mr Mapangou. Security forces have been deployed in the capital and will remain there over the coming days in order to maintain order, he said. The elite Republican Guard was deployed around the building and armoured vehicles blocked access to the area, an AFP correspondent saw. Mr Mapangou added that the gunfire earlier was to control a crowd. Gabon has been plunged into uncertainty as Ali Bongo has remained abroad since having a stroke in October Credit: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images The dramatic developments came as Mr Bongo is living at a private residence in the Moroccan capital Rabat after suffering a stroke. He made a televised speech on New Year's Eve but has not been in the country since October. A message was read on state radio by a person who identified himself as Lieutenant Ondo Obiang Kelly, the deputy commander of the Republican Guard and head of a previously unknown group, the Patriotic Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defence and Security Forces. He announced a "national restoration council" would be formed "to guarantee a democratic transition for the Gabonese people". The movement "calls on all young people from forces for the defence and security and Gabonese young people to join us," the officer said. Three soldiers wearing the green beret of the Republican Guard, two of them carrying assault rifles, were visible on a video of the speech circulating on social media and authenticated by AFP. "We cannot abandon our homeland," the officer said. "The eagerly awaited day has arrived when the army has decided to put itself on the side of the people in order to save Gabon from chaos. "If you are eating, stop; if you are having a drink, stop; if you are sleeping, wake up. Wake up your neighbours… rise up as one and take control of the street," he said.



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Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. MarineWhelan was taken into custody by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. The ministry said the United States detained Russian citizen Dmitry Makarenko on Dec. 29 on the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean, and had transferred him to Florida. “… Makarenko, born in 1979, has arrived on Saipan Island with his wife, underage children and elderly parents.



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Kremlin says US arrested Russian businessman day after capture of alleged American spy

Kremlin says US arrested Russian businessman day after capture of alleged American spyRussian foreign ministry says Russian national detained one day after an American picked up in Moscow on spying charges.



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