US arrests 'Russian spies'

Ten people accused of serving as "secret agents" for the Russian government.

    Justice department officials said the arrests followed a "multi-year" investigation [AFP]

    The suspects were arrested in the US states of New York, Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

    FBI officials described the arrests as the result of a "multi-year" investigation.

    Each of the 10 was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

    The cases were filed in the US district court for the southern district of New York.

    The Russian government has not commented on the arrests.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.