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Russia charges US citizen with espionage

(CNN)American citizen Paul Whelan has been formally charged in Russia with espionage, his lawyer said Thursday, almost a week after he was detained in Moscow while on what his family says was only a vacation trip.Whelan, 48, a Michigan resident and director of global security for a US-based automotive components supplier, was arrested December 28…

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(CNN)American citizen Paul Whelan has been formally charged in Russia with espionage, his lawyer said Thursday, almost a week after he was detained in Moscow while on what his family says was only a vacation trip.Whelan, 48, a Michigan resident and director of global security for a US-based automotive components supplier, was arrested December 28 in Moscow on suspicion of carrying out an espionage act, Russia has said. The Russian government announced the arrest three days ago; no further details about the specific allegations against him have been released.

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