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US citizens in Russia arrested for spying charges because Putin wants hostage, says a prominent Kremlin critic

Russia's state security department announced on Monday that it had arrested a US citizen out of espionage claims, and a prominent Kremlin critic claimed the arrest had happened because Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted a hostage. 19659002 KGB successor agency said Paul Whelan had been detained in Moscow on Friday. The agency said in a statement Monday that it had …

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Film critic returns over a decade of alleged plagiarism

(Newser) – The Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism allegations, the newspaper told its readers in an apology. The newspaper reported on Tuesday that it was typed by a reader and confirmed cases in which Colin Covert's reviews contained unique phrases previously used by authors for various publications, including the journal New York Times …

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Diane Rwigara: Rwanda: Government critic acquitted

Image copyright AFP / Getty Caption Caption Diane Rwigara is a prominent critic of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame A Rwandan court in the capital Kigali has acquitted the government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother for incitement to riot and forgery. Ms. Rwigara has been detained for over a year after being unable to compete in the presidential election. Long-time …

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Kremlin critic facing a new indictment alerts Interpol

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | AP 19. November at 15:36 [MOSCOW] – Russian prosecutors have announced on Monday new criminal charges against US-born Kremlin enemy Bill Browder, days before a Russian police officer became president of Interpol could fear critics to politicize the law enforcement agency. Browder and other opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin have complained that Russia tried to …

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Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic Browder

From the left, an employee of the Russian Attorney General Mikhail Alexandrov, the Russian Attorney General Alexander Kurennoi and a staff member of the Russian Attorney General Nikolai Atmonev participated in a press conference in Moscow on November 19, 2018. Russian prosecutors announced Monday morning new charges against Bill Browder, accusing him of forming a criminal group to embezzle money …

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Trump installs a critic of the Mueller investigation to monitor it

WASHINGTON – Attorney General's Chief of Staff Matthew G. Whitaker has met in the past two months to replace his boss with close ties to the White House, where he was a trusted political ally. On Wednesday, President Trump fired Jeff Sessions and appointed Mr. Whitaker Deputy Prosecutor General, rewarding his loyalty. Within the Ministry of Justice, high-ranking officials, including …

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Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic What Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

The conclusion as reported by Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations in Turkey, who was briefed on the findings by a senior Turkish official. dead, "Ms. Aydintasbas said. Mr. Khashoggi is dead. Turan Kislakci, the head of Turkish Arab Media Association, and thus a friend of Mr. Khashoggi told The Times that Turkish officials …

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Saudi journalist and government critic "is missing in Turkey"

A veteran of Saudi journalism, critical of the government, disappeared after a visit to the Consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported. Jamal Khashoggi, who writes opinion articles for the post office, has not been seen since joining the consulate in the afternoon, said his fiancé, who accompanied him but waited until closure outside. Khashoggi, a former government …

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Denny Tamaki, critic of the US bases in Okinawa, wins the election

By Yuri Kageyama | AP 30. September at 10:12 am TOKYO – Denny Tamaki, who campaigned for criticizing the US military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands of Okinawa, won the governorship on Sunday defeating a government-backed candidate status quo ] The race was to elect a successor to Takeshi Onaga, who died of pancreatic cancer in August. He wanted …

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