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January 11, 2019

American Paul Whelan formally charged with espionage in Russia

Whelan family(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Friday said American Paul Whelan, who was arrested last month in Moscow, has been formally charged with espionage. Whelan was charged under Article 276 of Russia's criminal code, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a televised briefing. Whelan, a former United States Marine, was detained Dec. 28 by Russia's domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, which accused him of espionage. His Russian lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenk..
January 11, 2019

US military begins withdrawal from Syria

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has "begun the process" of a deliberate withdrawal from Syria, according to a statement Friday from a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad. A U.S. official told ABC News that in recent days military equipment has been moved out of Syria and into Iraq. “CJTF-OIR has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," said Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the anti-ISIS coalition, citing the Department of Defense. "Out of concern for operational ..
January 11, 2019

Canada wants one million more immigrants over next three years

Martin Holverda/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than one million immigrants through 2021. "Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy," Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, wrote in an annual report to Parliament. "Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future ..
January 11, 2019

Ocean temperatures rising faster than initially thought, new research shows

Kerrick/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Ocean temperatures are increasing faster than scientists previously thought, according to new research. An analysis published in the journal Science on Thursday states that improved methods of testing found that warming throughout oceans between 1971 and 2010 was more widespread than originally reported. The planet is "clearly warming," according to the analysis. Evidence from the new testing in four independent groups now suggest stronger observed “Heat Ocean Content..