US diplomats taken off train in Russian naval city: Reports Oct 17, 2019 0 1705 12345 Moscow: Russian authorities removed three US diplomats from a train in the Arctic shipyard city of Severodvinsk, news agencies reported Wednesday, citing an “informed source”.The diplomats were on Monday taken off a train running between Severodvinsk and Nyonoksa, the site of a missile test blast that saw a radiation spike last August, reported Interfax news agency.The trio, including a naval attache and a defence attache, were removed from the train in Severodvinsk station at around six pm after document checks and then released, Interfax said. TASS news agency, citing a source from the law enforcement authorities, said the diplomats were suspected of breaching rules on foreigners visiting controlled zones.Severodvinsk does not allow foreigners to visit freely, TASS noted. Some Russian cities, particularly those involved in military and nuclear activities, only allow foreigners to visit with special permits. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES India’s epic legal battle over religious site Oct 17, 2019 0 943 Indian forces shoot down three suspected rebels in Kashmir Oct 17, 2019 0 247 UK ministers told ‘good’ Brexit deal still possible Oct 17, 2019 0 779 Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’ AFP Washington The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to .. French Muslim body denounces ‘hysterical reactions’ in headscarf row Paris: The official body representing Islam in France on Wednesday denounced what it said were “hysterical reactions” to the veil worn by some observant Muslim women. “Extreme right-wing rhetoric against the Muslims .. Spain mulls response to violent Catalan protests AFP Barcelona Spain’s government was on Wednesday preparing a response to the violent protests which have rocked Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid. .. Ukraine ‘won’t interfere’ in Trump impeachment probe, says Zelensky Riga: President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that Ukraine “will do nothing” in connection with the impeachment probe against Donald Trump over allegations the US president tried to force Kiev to investigate his .. Trump criticised over meeting with parents of UK crash victim AFP Washington The parents of a British teen killed in a road crash involving a US diplomat’s wife feel their meeting with President Donald Trump was little more than a sloppy attempt at a photo op, their spokesman said .. Mexico leader defends security plan as 28 killed in attacks in two days Morelia: President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his strategy Tuesday for fighting the violent crime wracking Mexico, as relatives mourned 13 police officers killed in an ambush claimed by a powerful drug ..