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Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer

Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia’s Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.



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Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawn

Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawnPaul Whelan was arrested by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. “Individuals should not be used as pawns of diplomatic leverage,” British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said. “We are extremely worried about Paul Whelan.



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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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Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney Says

Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney SaysPresident Donald Trump's comment calling former campaign chairman Paul



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Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in PhilippinesA former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said. Ex-soldier Joseph Manuel Hunter, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were convicted of charges including murder-for-hire, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. “Obviously, we’re disappointed, but respect the jury’s verdict,” said Robert Ray, a lawyer for Stillwell, adding he planned to appeal.



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Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassmentUber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service’s platform.



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