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Russian Suspected of Spying Resists Leaving Poland

Russian journalist Leonid Sviridov speaks to the press after a three-hour meeting with officials concerning an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him from the country, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Sviridov was stripped of his right to work as a journalist in Poland last month by the Foreign Ministry after Poland detained a top Polish Army official and a Polish-Russian lawyer on suspicion of spying. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Russian journalist Leonid Sviridov speaks to the press after a three-hour meeting with officials concerning an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him from the country, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Sviridov was stripped of his right to work as a journalist in Poland last month by the Foreign Ministry after Poland detained a top Polish Army official and a Polish-Russian lawyer on suspicion of spying. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

WARSAW, Poland—A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him. Leonid Sviridov,...




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