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January 4, 2019

Swap or not, Russia seeks ‘reciprocity’ with ‘spy’ arrest: Ex-officials

ronniechua/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As a Russian attorney for an American accused of espionage in Moscow is already floating the idea of a possible prisoner exchange, former intelligence officials and experts have speculated that Russia may have been after something more basic with the American’s arrest: "reciprocity." "The Russians are saying, 'We can play this game too,'" former longtime CIA officer Bob Baer told ABC News. "The Russians are really into reciprocity. 'You treat us badl..
January 4, 2019

Aging South Koreans find new ways to communicate using social media

Thiago Santos/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea, one of the world's fastest-aging countries, is investing in teaching older people how to use social media as they are increasingly looking to social media to find new ways to communicate and reinvigorate their lives. “It is difficult to maintain your workplace as you get old. It is even more difficult to make friends and communicate. The internet broadcast can serve as a way to overcome these difficulties,” Jen Young-Soo, 78, told AB..
January 4, 2019

Lawyer for American arrested by Russia on spying charges says he thinks he may be exchanged

allanswart/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The Russian lawyer of an American man arrested in Russia for alleged spying has raised the possibility his client will be convicted and exchanged for a Russian currently in jail in America. The lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, is representing Paul Whelan, the former Marine, who was arrested by Russia’s domestic intelligence agency on espionage charges last Friday. Russia has not yet provided any details on the charges, which carry a possible jail sentence of 10 to 20 ye..
January 3, 2019

Lawyer for American arrested in Russia on spying charges says he’s ‘holding himself with dignity’

allanswart/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The lawyer of an American man arrested in Russia for alleged spying said his client is in good spirits and intends to contest the charges against him. The lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told ABC News on Thursday that he had seen Paul Whelan in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, where the former Marine has been held since he was arrested on espionage charges last week. "He feels entirely fine, he is holding himself with dignity, with confidence, he is acting correctly in relat..