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Paul Whelan, US citizen arrested on spying charges in Russia, was there for wedding, family says

Paul Whelan, US citizen arrested on spying charges in Russia, was there for wedding, family saysThe family of an American arrested in Russia for alleged spying have protested his innocence, saying he was a retired US Marine who went to Moscow for a wedding. Paul Whelan, 48, was detained on Friday, and Russia's Federal Security Service said he was caught "during an espionage operation," but gave no further details. The Russian spying charges carry a potential prison sentence of up to 20 years. In a statement his family said Mr Whelan had gone to Russia for the wedding of another US Marine. They said: "We have read reports of the arrest in Moscow of Paul Whelan, our son and brother. Paul is a retired Marine and was visiting Moscow to attend a wedding." Mr Whelan's stopped communicating with his family on December 28 "which was very much out of character for him even when he was traveling". His family added: "We are deeply concerned for his safety and well-being. His innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected." The statement was released by his twin brother David Whelan, who added: "It is inconceivable to me that he would have done anything to break the law in Russia." Mr Whelan said the wedding his brother attended was at a luxury hotel in central Moscow on Dec 28, the day of the arrest. US state department officials said they had received formal notification of the detention from the Russian foreign ministry, and were pushing for consular access. It came as relations between the US and Russia are severely strained, in part over Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist, is currently in US custody after recently admitting she acted as an illegal foreign agent in 2016.



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Government shutdown forces couple to relocate wedding with just 7 days notice

Government shutdown forces couple to relocate wedding with just 7 days noticeA couple set to be married at the end of the month was forced to scramble and



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Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her Vision

Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her VisionA bride who lost her eyesight asked her wedding guests to wear blindfolds



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Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crashJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married.



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16 Gifts For Newlyweds They Didn't Get At The Wedding

16 Gifts For Newlyweds They Didn't Get At The WeddingIf you're friendly with a pair of newlyweds, here's something they probably



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Waldo Works Devises a Brutalist Space for the Jeweler that Made Meghan Markle's Wedding Ring

Waldo Works Devises a Brutalist Space for the Jeweler that Made Meghan Markle's Wedding RingWelsh company Wartski has a new shop inside a 1910 London building



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2 Brides Celebrate Their Marriage By Setting Wedding Dresses On Fire

2 Brides Celebrate Their Marriage By Setting Wedding Dresses On FireThis is one wedding ceremony that got very heated.



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Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free Ceremony

Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free CeremonyThe venue was donated by would-be bride Kolbie Sanders, who called off her own wedding and offered it to one lucky couple.



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Princess Eugenie Wowed In Her 'English Rose' Wedding Reception Gown

Princess Eugenie Wowed In Her 'English Rose' Wedding Reception GownPrincess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank have released four official



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Royal wedding cake: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's 400-egg treat

Royal wedding cake: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's 400-egg treatAs Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding guests mingle around Friday's afternoon’s reception inside Windsor Castle, the centrepiece is bound to be the five-tier cake. Designed by cook Sophie Cabot, the royal wedding cake features enormous quantities of eggs, butter and flour. To ensure it was ready on time, Ms Cabot began baking in earnest in Buckingham Palace's kitchens on Wednesday ahead of the big day. The giant red velvet and chocolate cake contains up to 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self raising flour and 20 kilos of sugar. Ms Cabot, 33, admitted she felt "very honoured" to be selected as baker for the royal wedding. Princess Eugenie's royal wedding | Read more She first met the couple in the summer, when she brought cake samples and said: "The couple were very relaxed, very comfortable. I got the feeling the cake was something they were very excited about. "It was a fun meeting as well because I don't think it's every day you have a meeting about cake and you get to try cake." The cake designer, who is based in Fulham, west London, has created a cake that consists of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake. The cake is covered with buttercream, white icing and decorated with sugar work with an autumnal theme. Although the choice of cake is not traditional, Ms Cabot said the couple insisted on it. She said: "They were very excited about having red velvet, during the tastings red velvet and chocolate came out top. The wedding cake created by baker Sophie Cabot Credit:  MATT CROSSICK/ AFP "It's a lovely thing to have at this time of year as well – it's a nice rich cake. "Not one cake is ever the same and this was extra because of the time of year and they wanted to keep it so seasonal – it was a real joy." Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding, in pictures After meeting with the couple several times to finalise the design, the professional baker began working on the cake in July, starting with detailed sugar flowers and foliage, from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves, which will decorate the five tiers of the cake. "With such a big cake, you need to start well in advance – especially with all the sugar work, so it was important to get going quite quickly." she added.



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