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Ten ‘Russian spies’ arrested in US

Ten people have been arrested in America for allegedly spying for Russia, the US justice department announced this evening.

Eight of 10 were detained yesterday for supposedly carrying out “long-term, deep cover assignments” in the United States on behalf of the Russian government. Two others were arrested for allegedly participating in the same Russian intelligence operation.

All of them were charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison on conviction.

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