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U.S. demands immediate return of ex-Marine detained in Russia on spy charges

BRASILIA/MOSCOW: The United States is demanding the immediate return of a retired U.S. Marine detained by Russia on spying charges, and wants an explanation of why he was arrested, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. Pompeo, in Brasilia for the inauguration of Brazil’s new president, said the U.S. government hoped to gain consular access to Paul Whelan within hours. “We’ve made clear to the Russians our expectation that we will learn more about the charges, come to understand what it is he’s been…