A court in Moscow ruled on Tuesday that former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who is being held in Russia on spying charges, can remain in custody, the Interfax news agency said.
Whelan, who was detained by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28 and whose family says he is innocent, had been appealing for release on bail.
Reporting by Katya Golubkova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet
Salman Rushdie’s latest book has a Trump-like character ‘slightly off his head and confused about reality’
Author Salman Rushdie's new book explores the questioning of reality itself. Though he never mentions President Donald Trump's name, it may as well be a fictional description of struggling America.
"There were no rules anymore. And in the Age-of-Anything-Can-Happen, well, anything could happen. Old friends could become new enemies and traditional enemies could be your new besties or even lovers. It was no longer possible to predict the weather, or the likelihood of war, or the outcomes of elections," Ayman Mohyeldin read from Rushdie's Quichotte.
Rushdie said that the last thing he wanted was to give Trump the satisfaction of having his name immortalized in a book.
Beto O’Rourke looks to reactivate suburban strength in Texas to help Democrats win
The photo line for Beto O’Rourke here Saturday afternoon quickly turned into something of a reunion.
“Hey, I know who you are!" a characteristically sweat-drenched O'Rourke told one supporter. After talking to another, O'Rourke yelled out to an aide: "Hey, someone who worked on the campaign wants to be plugged in again!"
The vibe was similar a day later in Plano, where O'Rourke rallied in front of signs reading, "Welcome to Beto Country," serving up nostalgia from his near-miss loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz last year. He said the Senate race was the "only reason" he got to run for president, touting the support he built in Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties before getting drowned out by cheers.
Corey Lewandowski may use Judiciary Committee hearing to launch New Hampshire Senate run
Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to answer questions about incidents outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But he may use the appearance as a way to launch his New Hampshire Senate run.
Axios reported Sunday that the former top aide to President Donald Trump is eager for a fiery exchange between him and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and other Democrats.
“Corey will use [the hearing] as part of the campaign. He will be confrontational to the Democrats. He will be totally loyal to Trump. And he will be playing to the right-wing of the party who need to unite behind him in a primary," said former New Hampshire Attorney General Thomas Rath.