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Trump: Elect Me, Putin Will Give Me Gershkovich

Kremlin denies any discussions with Trump on the matter

(Newser) - Elect Donald Trump and you'll see Evan Gershkovich, the US journalist jailed in Moscow, walk free, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee claimed Thursday. Trump said he need only ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Gershkovich and he will—in exchange for nothing. "Vladimir Putin, President of Russia,...

Trump Spills Plans for Migrants, Abortion If He Gets to WH

Ex-president lays out for 'Time' what his next administration would do if he's elected again

(Newser) - Donald Trump has been spending his days of late mired in court proceedings , but he took some time out last month in Palm Beach, Florida, to chat with Eric Cortellessa for a new profile entitled "If He Wins" in Time . The former president, who wants to be the next...

5 Biden Jokes From Correspondents' Dinner

President, media attend annual event, amid Gaza protests

(Newser) - President Biden, members of the media, and celebs attended the annual White House correspondents' dinner Saturday, though they had to make their way through protests about the Gaza war to get there. Some of Biden's jokes and related news:
  • Biden I: "The 2024 election is in full swing.

Gershkovich Has Another Bad Day in Russian Court

Moscow court refuses 'WSJ' reporter's appeal; he'll stay jailed through the end of June

(Newser) - Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will remain jailed on espionage charges until at least late June, after a Moscow court on Tuesday rejected his appeal that sought to end his pretrial detention. The 32-year-old US citizen has spent over a year behind bars. Last month, his arrest was extended...

Wall Street Journal's Front Page Has a Giant Block of Space

It's in tribute to journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has now been detained for a year by Russia

(Newser) - On the one-year anniversary of the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia, the newspaper has paid tribute to him in unique fashion. Friday's front page has an enormous block of white space under the headline, "His Story Should Be Here" in all caps, reports...

A Smile Amid Grim News for Detained Reporter

Russia extended Evan Gershkovich's detention another 3 months

(Newser) - The first US journalist to be held by Russia on allegations of spying since 1986 saw his pretrial detention extended for a fifth time on Tuesday. Evan Gershkovich was ordered to remain in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison until June 30; the Wall Street Journal reporter has been there since March...

Ukraine's First Lady Declines US Invite

As does the widow of Alexei Navalny, and the SOTU no-thank-yous may be related

(Newser) - President Biden gives his State of the Union address on Thursday night, and there have been a few newsworthy developments in regard to the guest list:
  • Declining: Ukraine first lady Olena Zelenska declined a White House invitation, citing a schedule conflict, reports Politico . The plan was for her to sit

Moscow Court Rejects Appeal of Gershkovich

'WSJ' reporter detained since March will continue to be imprisoned

(Newser) - A Moscow court ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. As the AP reports, the Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against Gershkovich's detention filed by his lawyers, upholding an earlier ruling to keep him...

Another American Has Been Detained in Russia

Robert Romanov Woodland, who holds dual US-Russian citizenship, is being held on drug charges

(Newser) - A man from upstate New York is Russia's latest arrestee. The Moscow Times reports that Robert Romanov Woodland, believed to be in his early 30s, has been hit with drug charges there, accused of the "illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, production, [and] processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, or...

Putin Makes First Comments on Evan Gershkovich

Russian leader says he wants to 'find a solution,' but US isn't so sure he's been acting in good faith

(Newser) - The US said earlier this month that Russia recently rejected a "substantial offer" to free two Americans, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and ex-Marine Paul Whelan. According to Vladimir Putin, however, he's still open-minded on striking a deal, noting during his annual end-of-year presser on Thursday that...

US: Russia Rejected 'Substantial' Deal to Free Americans

Sources say deal would have involved a prisoner swap for Gershkovich, Whelan

(Newser) - The US recently made a "substantial" offer that would have seen two Americans freed from Russian captivity, but Russia rejected the deal, a US State Department spokesperson says. The deal would have freed Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter whose detention was just extended after eight months behind...

Gershkovich's Detention Extended After 8 Months Behind Bars

'Wall Street Journal' reporter to remain in Russian custody until at least Jan. 30

(Newser) - A court in Moscow on Tuesday extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, until Jan. 30, Russian news agencies reported. The hearing took place behind closed doors because authorities say details of the criminal case against the American journalist are classified, the AP...

Russia Orders 2nd US Journalist to Stay in Jail

Russian-American editor Alsu Kurmasheva will remain behind bars until at least early December

(Newser) - A Russian court on Monday ordered a Russian-American journalist who was detained last week on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent to remain in custody until early December, her employer reported. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tatar-Bashkir service, appeared...

Russia Nabs Another US Journalist
Russia Nabs
Another US

Russia Nabs Another US Journalist

Dual Russia-US citizen Alsu Kurmasheva of RFE/RL accused of plotting to share military info

(Newser) - A second US journalist has been detained in Russia. Alsu Kurmasheva, a dual Russian-American citizen and Prague-based editor for Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was detained Wednesday in the southwest city of Kazan, which she was prevented from leaving months earlier. She'd traveled to Russia in May for a...

One of Putin's Assassins May Be Key in Prisoner Swap

'Wall Street Journal' explores the world of jailed hit man Vadim Krasikov

(Newser) - Somewhere in Germany, a Russian by the name of Vadim Krasikov is serving out his life sentence for the brazen execution of a man in a Berlin park crowded with families in 2019. As the Wall Street Journal reports, after Krasikov calmly shot his victim multiple times, he bicycled away,...

Russia Has Bad News for US Journalist
Russia Has
Bad News for
US Journalist

Russia Has Bad News for US Journalist

Evan Gershkovich's detention extended until Nov. 30 with no trial date set

(Newser) - Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter detained in Russia on espionage charges since March, had his pre-trial prison stay extended again on Thursday. During what the Guardian calls a "brief hearing" that was closed to the public, the 31-year-old American, the first US journalist to be detained on...

Russia Charges Another US Citizen With Spying

Gene Spector is already jailed in Russia after pleading guilty to bribery

(Newser) - An American serving a 3.5-year prison sentence for bribery in Russia has now been charged with espionage. Gene Spector, a US citizen who was born and raised in St. Petersburg, allegedly admitted to bribing a former aide to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich last year. He was charged in...

Gershkovich's Parents 'Optimistic' After Biden Chat

President says he's 'serious on a prisoner exchange' for detained 'WSJ' reporter in Russia

(Newser) - President Biden on Thursday said he's serious about pursuing a prisoner exchange for Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days, per the AP . The Kremlin earlier this month suggested that it was open to a possible prisoner exchange...

Russia Extends Detention of US Journalist by 3 Months
Jailed Journo
Shows 'Strength'
in Court Loss

Jailed Journo Shows 'Strength' in Court Loss

Russian court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, meaning he'll remain jailed for months

(Newser) - A Russian court has rejected Evan Gershkovich's appeal against pre-trial detention, meaning the Wall Street Journal reporter will remain jailed until at least Aug. 30. The decision came Tuesday in another closed-door hearing for the American accused of spying, though the ruling was broadcast to reporters in a separate...

Gershkovich Sends Message: 'I Am Humbled'
Sends Message:
'I Am Humbled'

Gershkovich Sends Message: 'I Am Humbled'

'WSJ' reporter detained in Russia gets support from Griner, Biden, 3 big US newspapers

(Newser) - Last week, the world caught a glimpse of detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in a Moscow courtroom, looking calm as he stood in a glass cage and heard that his appeal to be released while awaiting an investigation into the spying charges against him was turned down. Now,...

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