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Russia arrests American on suspicion of spying

Jan 01, 2019 - The Washington Post

Detention comes weeks after Russian's guilty plea to conspiracy in the U.S.

MOSCOW - An American citizen has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Russia's domestic security service, the FSB, said Monday.

The agency identified the man as Paul Whelan. A criminal case has been opened against him.

The U.S. State Department said it has been notified by the Russian Foreign Ministry of an American citizen's detention but could not confirm the name or provide more detail...