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Russia starts secret trial for U.S. reporter Gershkovich on spy charges

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors on Wednesday in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where he faces charges of espionage and a likely sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors say the Wall Street Journal reporter gathered secret information on the orders of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency about a company that manufactures tanks for Russia's war in Ukraine. Gershkovich, his newspaper and the U.S. government all reject the allegations and say that he...

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