Whelan, who has extensive contacts with officials at Russian civil and military institutions, and is now detained in a Moscow prison, denies the allegations - and given he has a court-martial for larceny , he would have been unlikely to be hired by any us intelligence agency.
The United States warned its citizens Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China, following the detention of a number of Canadians . Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The State Department urges travelers to China to keep a US passport with a valid Chinese visa close at hand.
Though Trump later added that he wished Mattis well in retirement, Mattis handed over the reigns of the Pentagon to Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan this week without the pomp and circumstance typical of departing secretaries of defence.
When the US announced its decision to pull out almost 15 months ago, then-US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert issued a statement which read in part, "The decision was not taken lightly and reflects US concerns with maintaining arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO".
Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, said the girl was taking part in a "hands-on, educational experience" with the zoo's southern white rhinos when he or she apparently fell between steel poles separating guests from the rhino yard. The snout is not the horn of the rhino , but below the horn near the rhino's mouth. Frankie, a 16-year-old, 5,200 pound male, arrived at the zoo in October.
Other visitors and a park ranger reportedly helped 26-year-old Joshua Snider after he broke his leg while hiking in Big Bend National Park in Texas on Christmas Eve. A similar situation unfolded at Arches National Park. John Lauretig: "Well, for folks that are not able to come up into the park and help us, they've been donating money and materials".