Russian espionage charges against US reporter are ‘ridiculous’, White House says

Espionage charges against a US reporter arrested in Russia are “ridiculous”, the White House has said.

Wall Street Journal writer Evan Gershkovich was held in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg accused of trying to obtain classified information, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Thursday.

Mr Gershkovich, 31, is the first reporter for an American news outlet
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