US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP

US extracted top spy from Russia ‘because Donald Trump couldn’t be trusted with information after meeting Russians’

  • Decision made soon after US president discussed sensitive information with Russian officials in Oval Office in 2017, according to CNN
  • Officials worried about mishandling of classified intelligence by Trump and his administration
Topic |   Espionage

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US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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Paul Whelan (C) arrives to attend his hearing at a court in Moscow. Photo: AFP

Ex-US Marine jailed in Russia on espionage charges says guards injured him

  • Paul Whelan did not say what type of injury he suffered, but his lawyer said guards made him carry heavy belongings to another cell, exacerbating a hernia
  • He was arrested in December after allegedly receiving state secrets
Topic |   Russia

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Paul Whelan (C) arrives to attend his hearing at a court in Moscow. Photo: AFP
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