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The trial of a US reporter charged with espionage in Russia is to begin June 26

Jun. 17, 2024 04:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The espionage trial in Russia of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will begin on June 26 and will be held behind closed doors, a statement from the court that will hear the case said Monday. Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen, has been behind bars since his March...

Jailed US reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges, officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where he was detained, authorities said Thursday. An indictment of The Wall Street Journal reporter has...

Leaders of UN and aid groups urge immediate release of 17 staffers being held by Yemen's rebels

Jun. 13, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of six U.N. agencies and three international humanitarian organizations issued a joint appeal Thursday to Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the immediate release of 17 members of their staff who were recently detained along with many others also being held by the...

U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich jailed in Russia on espionage charges to stand trial in Yekaterinburg, authorities say (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert misspelled Gershkovich's name)

Jun. 13, 2024 09:12 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich jailed in Russia on espionage charges to stand trial in Yekaterinburg, authorities say (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert misspelled Gershkovich's name).

Yemen's Houthi claim to break up US-Israel spy network, days after arresting UN staffers

Jun. 10, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Monday they had arrested members of an “American-Israeli spy network” days after detaining at least 11 U.N. staffers along with others from aid organizations. Maj. Gen. Abdulhakim al-Khayewani, head of the Houthis’ intelligence...

French citizen arrested in Moscow on charges of collecting military data

Jun. 06, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top state criminal investigation agency on Thursday announced the arrest of a French citizen accused of collecting information on military issues, a move that comes as relations between Russia and France have grown increasingly tense over the fighting in Ukraine. ...

Beijing accuses 2 Chinese citizens of being British spies in latest test of relations

Jun. 03, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Beijing on Monday accused two Chinese citizens of spying for Britain, in the latest test of a relationship that has grown increasingly fraught. In a message on social media, the Ministry of State Security, China’s main intelligence service, said it uncovered...

Yemen’s Houthis sentence 44 to death on charges of collaboration with a Saudi-led coalition

Jun. 01, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A court run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday sentenced 44 people to death, including a businessman working with aid groups, on spying charges, a defense lawyer said. The 44 were among 49 people who were detained by the Iran-backed rebels and accused of...

Central African Republic accuses a European NGO worker arrested last week of spying

May. 31, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Central African Republic are investigating a European aid worker who was arrested last week in a restive area of the country on spying charges, the public prosecutor's office said. Martin Joseph Figueira, a consultant for...

Today in History: May 31, the Johnstown Flood kills more than 2000

May. 31, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2024. There are 214 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20...