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MOSCOW — U.S. national Paul Whelan, who was detained last week in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, also has British citizenship, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Friday.

Britain has asked for a consular visit to Whelan and both sides are working on it, Zakharova confirmed, after the British embassy in Russia said it has made such a request. (Russia-US-UK)
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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Friday to strengthen coordination on Syrian issues through military and diplomatic channels.

The Kremlin said the two leaders had a phone conversation on Friday. During the conversation initiated by the Israeli side, the leaders discussed the Syrian situation in the context of the U.S. intention to withdraw its troops from Syria. (Russia-Israel-Syria)
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KABUL — More than 40 fighters from warring sides have been killed in Afghanistan over the past four days as anti-government militants, above all the Taliban outfit, have intensified activities since Jan. 1 this year, officials said Friday.

According to the officials, nearly 20 of those killed over the past four days are security personnel and more than two dozen others are Taliban militants who have been killed elsewhere in the war-battered country. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Fighting)
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TOKYO — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will likely appear in a court in Tokyo on Tuesday to hear the reason for his detention with the move coming following his lawyer’s request made Friday.

The request was filed with the Tokyo District Court by Ghosn’s lawyer and the court is required in principle to hold an open hearing within five days of such an application being submitted. (Japan-Nissan-Ghosn) Enditem



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