(NEW YORK) -- The family of Paul Whelan, the American former Marine held hostage by Russia, say they are worried for his safety after he dropped out of contact at the prison camp where is being held last week. Whelan’s brother, David Whelan, on Tuesday... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will meet Friday at the White House with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two American citizens who remain detained in Russia. "The president wants to make sure their families know they remain front of mind and that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The saga of WNBA star Brittney Griner continued Monday after her attorneys filed an appeal over her conviction and nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession. The move comes as U.S. officials continue to seek a prisoner transfer for her and fellow... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Sunday. "My view is optimistic, I think she's gonna be free. There's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who served nearly three years in a Russian prison before he was freed in a prison swap this spring, said he is "cautiously optimistic" that a similar deal can be worked out in the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration's unusual decision to publicize its offer to Russia to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan -- the basketball star and former Marine whom the U.S. says are wrongfully held by Moscow -- was made in part to reassure Americans... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In a sharp reversal, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that he will hold a call with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "in the coming days," which will mark the first time the two have spoken since the war in Ukraine... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As American basketball star Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia, Trevor Reed said he knows her grim reality all too well. "They do not like Americans and they don't try to hide that," Reed, 30, told ABC News in an interview airing... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For many, the images of former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed sitting beside his parents for his first television interviews after 985 days in Russian detention are a heartwarming scene of reunion -- a happy ending to a harrowing ordeal. But for David... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Even though the U.S. successfully negotiated the release of Trevor Reed from a Russian prison, after nearly three years of captivity, the brother of another detained American isn't sure that his family member will follow suit. David Whelan, the brother of Paul... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- When agents from Russia's FSB intelligence service, burst into Paul Whelan's hotel room and pushed him to the floor, he said his first thought was that it might be a prank."I wasn't... Read More.