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Detention of WNBA's Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month

May. 13, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he thinks the relatively short extension indicated that Griner's case would go to trial soon. The 31-year-old...

EXPLAINER: WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

May. 12, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

As WNBA star and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner approaches the three-month mark of her detention in Russia, she has no clear prospect of release. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star center may as early as Friday face a Moscow court hearing, which is likely to extend her...

Inside the Trevor Reed deal: From Oval Office to Moscow trip

Apr. 29, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worst possible moment for bringing Trevor Reed home turned out to be the best. With U.S.-Russian relations at their lowest point in decades, it seemed an improbable time to hope for the release of Reed, a former Marine detained in Russia for almost three...

Russia releases US Marine vet in surprise prisoner exchange

Apr. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out an unexpected prisoner exchange in a time of high tensions, trading on Wednesday a Marine veteran jailed by Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America. The deal involving...

American freed from Venezuela says his ‘nightmare’ has ended

Mar. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An American oil executive freed from custody in Venezuela said that even as he celebrates with his family the end of a long “nightmare,” he's praying for the release of five colleagues who are still imprisoned and “deserve the same blessings.” Gustavo Cardenas...