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Russia detains US diplomat accused of spying

MOSCOW (AP) — A US diplomat disguised in a blond wig was caught red-handed as he tried to recruit a Russian agent in Moscow, Russia’s security services announced Tuesday, claiming the American was a CIA officer.

Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the US Embassy in Moscow, was carrying special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money when he was detained late Monday, Russia’s Federal Security Service said.

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