Blinken says he raised 'Hotel Rwanda' hero's detention with Rwandan leader

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he had raised with Rwanda's president U.S. concerns over the jailing of Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in...

Biden marks 10 years since American journalist Austin Tice's capture in Syria

President Biden on Wednesday commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the abduction of American journalist and Marine Corps veteran Austin Tice, reiterating calls for the Syrian government to...

Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, said Tuesday he was hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two...

Fact Check: Was Brittney Griner Ordered by Russia To Take DNA Gender Test?

WNBA star Brittney Griner, sentenced to nine years in prison, has been mistakenly called "male" in the past.

Bill Richardson Says "Two-For-Two" Prisoner Swap Likely With Russia, As Marc Fogel 'Forgotten'

Bill Richardson Says "Two-For-Two" Prisoner Swap Likely With Russia, As Marc Fogel 'Forgotten' Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson is reported to currently be at the center...

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner to face "serious" health threats in Russian prison

Griner was found guilty on drug charges by a Russian court last week.

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner to face "serious" health threats in Russian prison

Trevor Reed, an American citizen recently freed from a Russian prison, told CNN that WNBA star Brittney Griner will experience "serious threats" to her health if she is sent to a labor...

WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in prison by Russian court

Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested in February at a Russian airport. She was accused of smuggling vape cartridges with cannabis oil. Under Russian law, the charge carries a penalty of up to 10...

Turkey's Erdogan meets Putin in Sochi; three ships carrying grain leave Ukrainian ports

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Moscow said it was ready to begin talks with the U.S. about a prisoner...

Russia "ready to discuss" prisoner swap now that Brittney Griner sentenced

The White House has urged Russia to accept its offer of a deal for the release of Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan

Brittney Griner Saved My Life. Please Join Me in the Fight for Hers

I am one of many who will not rest until we have ensured that it does not end here for Brittney Griner.

Trevor Noah slams Brittney Griner Russia sentence in curse-laden rant

Celebrities including Trevor Noah, Justin Bieber and Jada Pinkett Smith spoke out after Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison.

Varney: Manchin tax-and-spend plan will not save Biden's presidency

During his latest "My Take," "Varney & Co." host Stuart Varney slammed the Democratic Party for "desperately" trying to rescue Biden's presidency with the Inflation Reduction Act.STUART...

Kremlin Now "Ready To Discuss" Griner Prisoner Swap Following Stiff Sentence: Lavrov

Kremlin Now "Ready To Discuss" Griner Prisoner Swap Following Stiff Sentence: Lavrov Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Friday while in Cambodia for a regional summit...

Russia Is Open to Talks on Brittney Griner Prisoner Swap, Kremlin Official Says

Kremlin official says Moscow ready to discuss prisoner swap with Washington. People familiar with the matter say U.S. women’s basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan could be...

Kamala Harris labeled hypocrite over Brittney Griner comments

VP Kamala Harris condemned Brittney Griner’s cannabis conviction in Russia — and was quickly labeled a hypocrite by a litany of critics who recalled how during her tenure as a Californi…

How can the US bring Brittney Griner home?

Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, leaves the courtroom after the court’s verdict in Khimki outside Moscow,...

Brittney Griner may go to a Russian penal colony. Here's what you need to know

Tesla's Elon Musk on Brittney Griner's Russian detainment: "There's people in America in jail for the same stuff."

Ukraine War News: Blasts Reported at Nuclear Plant Seized by Russia

Artillery duels around a huge power plant on the Dnipro river raised the risk of an accident, as each side blamed the other for the explosions on Friday. The top Russian and U.S. diplomats said...

Russia "ready to discuss" prisoner swap for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

Moscow is "ready to discuss" a prisoner swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner and Marine Corps veteran Paul Whelan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. Why it matters: Lavrov's...

Russia Is Open to Talks on Brittney Griner Prisoner Swap, Kremlin Official Says

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was ready to discuss an exchange with Washington that people familiar with the matter say could see WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul...

Brittney Griner's Sentencing Sends Message to 'Every Citizen' of U.S

"Nine years for bringing a cannabis-infused vape cartridge is cringeworthy to every American, but that is the reality of travel," a lawyer told Newsweek.

Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here's what could come next for...

After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player's supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly...

After Griner trial, Kremlin says: we'll not discuss swaps in public

- The Kremlin said on Friday that possible prisoner exchanges with the United States should not be discussed in public because if they were then they would never take place. Speaking a day after...

White House summons Chinese ambassador for rebuke on Taiwan response

- The White House summoned Chinese ambassador Qin Gang on Thursday to condemn escalating actions against Taiwan and reiterate that the United States does not want a crisis in the region, the...

Russia ready to discuss prisoner swap with U.S., Lavrov says

- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow is ready to discuss prisoner exchanges with Washington through an existing diplomatic channel. "We are ready to discuss this...

Brittney Griner's Phoenix Mercury plays first game since Russian sentencing

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Jail on Drug Charges

Trevor Noah Rips Russia for Brittney Griner Sentence

“We all know Russia doesn’t care about what Brittney Griner did,” Noah said, calling Russia “the same country that’s breaking every human rights law on the planet.”

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