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Prosecutors cite a Twitter account that surfaced a year ago purporting to have a stolen copy of evidence provided to the company. Russian Federation got evidence gathered by Robert Mueller , the U.S. The Kremlin denies election interference and President Trump denies there was any collusion, calling the inquiry a political witch hunt . The filing is the latest in the legal wrangling between Mueller's team and Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, a Russian firm owned by Yevgeniy ...
  • Nigeria Jolted Before Election as Buhari Suspends Top Judge

    Nigeria Jolted Before Election as Buhari Suspends Top Judge

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    The president on Friday said he had suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen who has been asked to appear before a tribunal over allegations of breaching asset-declaration rules. London and Washington this week threatened consequences for anyone involved in electoral fraud or violence, including the refusal of visas. We note widespread Nigerian criticism that this decision is unconstitutional and that it undermines the independence of the judicial branch.
  • Louisiana shootings: Five killed and suspect at large

    Louisiana shootings: Five killed and suspect at large

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    Livingston sheriff Jason Ard confirmed in a statement that three people were killed in his parish and identified the victims as Billy Ernest , 43; Tanner Ernest , 17; and Summer Ernest , 20. Shortly after the first call, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office received a call at 9 a.m. about a homicide involving multiple victims. According to the neighbor, Charlenne Bordelon, Theriot had been living with the Ernest family for a few weeks.
  • Taoiseach warns soldiers may have to return to border

    Taoiseach warns soldiers may have to return to border

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    It's very much a case of the perky pound braving through impediments as odds of a no-deal Brexit diminishes and chances of a second referendum taking place slowly increases. With just 64 days to the UK's default departure from the union, the global trade secretary flagged talks with counterparts from South Korea, Canada, Israel and Colombia for his trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos.
  • Colorado governor works to try to prevent teacher strike

    Colorado governor works to try to prevent teacher strike

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    The vote by members of the United Teachers Los Angeles union enables teachers to return to work on Wednesday, ending a battle that left 600,000 students in limbo. But he hinted that financial challenges remained. The 3 percent wage increase for educators will do nothing to relieve teachers who have suffered a decade-long pay freeze and face some of the highest housing costs in the US.
  • Liberty Korea Party floor leader, lawmakers to visit U.S. next month

    Liberty Korea Party floor leader, lawmakers to visit U.S. next month

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    The telephonic conversation between the two was made after Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, met Pompeo and US President Donald Trump last Friday in Washington. Not only that, Kim seemed keen to let the world know that he had destroyed some of the missile testing site (s) as proof of his sincerity to eventually rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
  • Donald Trump marks MLK day with surprise 2-minute visit to memorial

    Donald Trump marks MLK day with surprise 2-minute visit to memorial

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    Great day, it's a handsome day", Trump said . Great day. attractive day. Trump, alongside Pence, laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial before quickly returning to his motorcade. Sharpton then accused Trump of being "the most insensitive president we've seen in our lifetime" for not even addressing the federal workers who are furloughed.
  • Prince Philip will be 98 in June. Should he be driving?

    Prince Philip will be 98 in June. Should he be driving?

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    Witnesses told United Kingdom news outlets that his auto turned over, and photos from the crash show his vehicle on its side with a cracked window. Police and ambulance crews attended and two people in one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries.
  • Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij

    Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij

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    On Feb. 1, 2017, Trump honored the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen. On Dec. 19, he tweeted that the USA had "defeated ISIS in Syria", adding that was the "only reason" to have troops on the ground there. Erdogan told Trump that the suicide bombing in Manbij , a town in northeast Syria controlled by a militia allied to USA -backed Kurdish forces, was a provocative act aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw us troops from Syria.
  • Israel attacks Iranian forces in Syria

    Israel attacks Iranian forces in Syria

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    Monday's strikes were the second Israeli attack in less than 24 hours. State news agency SANA said a "bomb blast" had hit southern Damascus "without leaving any victims". Syria said it had shot down several "hostile targets" without elaborating. If Iran has it its way, Syria will be covered with Iranian missile bases, as well as cross-border attack bases for future raids against Israel by pro-Iranian forces, like Hezbollah and Shi'ite militias.
  • Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge United Kingdom in emotional plea

    Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge United Kingdom in emotional plea

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    He said the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement was the only option on the table that "truly enacts the promises that I made to my constituents and avoids the horror of a no-deal Brexit ". "It's clear that her European Union deal is now finished". The German Chancellor said her country may need to make compromises on strict export controls.
  • Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi

    Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi

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    The rally has several major leaders in attendance including Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President MK Stalin and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav.
  • Think before you speak - Anas' lawyer advises Ken Agyapong

    Think before you speak - Anas' lawyer advises Ken Agyapong

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    Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. He was questioned on Thursday, David Eklu, a spokesman for Ghana's police, told RFI. 'That boy that's very unsafe, he lives here in Madina. Meanwhile, the coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has condemned, in strong terms, the murder of the journalist.
  • 'Great day' for United States after report disputed

    'Great day' for United States after report disputed

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election and ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith subsequently issued his own statement, saying, "we stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the special counsel to make clear what he's disputing".
  • House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russian Federation sanctions

    House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russian Federation sanctions

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    Facing opposition from the White House and from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the resolution's supporters needed 60 votes to move the proposal toward a final vote. "I disagree with the President . There is no indication that Russian policy has changed, so now is not the time to lift sanctions ". Democrat Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the bipartisan result sent a strong message to the Trump administration which he said was "trying to make an ...
  • Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit

    Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit

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    News of the impending visit came even as Trump unveiled a revamped USA missile defense strategy that singled out North Korea as an ongoing and "extraordinary threat", seven months after he declared after his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the threat the country posed had been eliminated.
  • Kremlin derides allegations that Trump could work for Moscow

    Kremlin derides allegations that Trump could work for Moscow

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    Paul Whelan, an American man accused of spying in Russian Federation, was caught "red-handed" in his hotel, according to the country's foreign minister. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that US media reports claiming that Trump might have been a Russian agent reflect a dramatic plunge in standards of journalism.
  • Explosion and gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex

    Explosion and gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex

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    The Kenyan Red Cross said about 50 people were unaccounted for. "We're deeply sorry about what happened". Ambulances and security forces were rushed to the scene, and what appeared to be plainclothes security forces were seen inching their way toward the scene.
  • Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton's Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

    Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton's Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

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    The security adviser of the US President, Donald Trump asked a newspaper report that the Ministry of defence options for an attack on Iran . In early September, an Iraqi militia with ties to Iran launched mortars towards the U.S. An unnamed "former senior USA administration official" said the request "definitely rattled people". The Defense Department did draw up the plans, but it is unclear if they were presented to the White House, or if the president knew of Bolton's request , ...
  • United States military says service members killed in Syria

    United States military says service members killed in Syria

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    Last month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would begin pulling out all its 2,000 troops from Syria because IS had been " defeated ". "We are bringing our troops home", Pence said in an address to 180 USA ambassadors and chiefs of missions overseas gathered for a conference in Washington.
  • Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

    Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

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    The demonstrations were sparked by growing public anger over Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis erupted. Zimbabweans have hit out at President Mnangagwa, who they claim has failed to live-up to any of his pre-election pledges and still rules with the iron fist of his predecessor, Mugabe, who was forced out in 2017 after 37 years in office.
  • Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions

    Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions

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    Donald Clarke, a China law expert at the George Washington University Law School, described the Canadian detainees - including Schellenberg - as "hostages". extradition request related to Iran sanctions violations. Earlier on Monday, China's government dismissed Trudeau's statement that Kovrig enjoyed some form of diplomatic immunity.
  • Trump Slams Reporter For Asking Him If He Worked For Russia

    Trump Slams Reporter For Asking Him If He Worked For Russia

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    Democratic Party emails were hacked shortly thereafter by an operation linked to the Kremlin . Among Boot's arguments that endorse the view Trump is a Russian agent are the assertions of Donald Trump Jr .in 2014 that the Trump Organization doesn't rely on American banks.
  • GOP Rep. King loses committee posts over racial remarks

    GOP Rep. King loses committee posts over racial remarks

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    King told The New York Times in an interview that he didn't understand how "white supremacist" or "white nationalist" were offensive terms. In a statement after the article was published, King insisted that he rejected what he called the "evil ideology" of white nationalism and supremacy, and reiterated that he considers himself a "nationalist" who supports the values of "Western civilization".
  • President Trump Allegedly Hid Details From Putin Meetings

    President Trump Allegedly Hid Details From Putin Meetings

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    Also this weekend, the Washington Post reported that Trump "has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations" with Putin from members of his own administration-"including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials".
  • Closs' escape from captor provides hope for other families

    Closs' escape from captor provides hope for other families

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    Jayme will soon be reunited with her family, officials said during a news conference on Friday. He said Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she didn't know him at all. "While I don't know how she escaped at this time, we believe that the suspect was out looking for her when law enforcement made contact with him", Fitzgerald said.
  • Prolonged shutdown may cost more than wall Trump asked for

    Prolonged shutdown may cost more than wall Trump asked for

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    Instead, the president urged lawmakers to provide him the US$5.7 billion (S$7.6 billion) he is seeking for border security. They don't see much value in her leadership to begin with, and now they are being called to unflinchingly back her holy war against Trump's Wall.
  • Snowstorm Belts US Midwest; 5 Die in Crashes

    Snowstorm Belts US Midwest; 5 Die in Crashes

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    Missouri seemed to get the worst of it with a foot of snow falling near Saint Louis and even more in Columbia. A massive winter storm hit the US Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country.
  • Huawei Employee Arrested in Poland Over Spying Allegations

    Huawei Employee Arrested in Poland Over Spying Allegations

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    In December, a Czech cyber-security agency warned against using the software and hardware of Huawei and fellow Chinese company ZTE, saying they posed a threat to state security. Huawei has been iced out of bidding on massive contracts for American, British, and Australian communications infrastructure like upcoming 5G networks .
  • US Exit from Syria Starts with Equipment, Not Troops

    US Exit from Syria Starts with Equipment, Not Troops

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    President Donald Trump announced last month the decision to withdraw 2,000 United States troops who have deployed to Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia, which have spearheaded the fight against the IS group .
  • Driver who crashed auto while blindfolded was doing the

    Driver who crashed auto while blindfolded was doing the "Bird Box challenge"

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    In addition to hitting another vehicle whose driver had not voluntarily entered into the challenge , the teenager's truck also spun into a sound wall and a light post . Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office. It's also - and I can't believe we're at the point where this actually has to be said - an incredibly risky stunt to pull off the in real world.
  • Missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs found alive, suspect in custody

    Missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs found alive, suspect in custody

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    Shortly after this, a suspect was taken into custody in regards to the case. One man, who has not been identified by police, was in custody, the authorities said, in connection with the case of Mr James Closs, 56, and his wife Denise, 46, whose bodies were found on Oct 15 while their daughter, Jayme, was missing.
  • Manafort Reportedly Passed Trump Campaign Data To Russian Oligarch

    Manafort Reportedly Passed Trump Campaign Data To Russian Oligarch

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    The accusation was revealed by mistake in a defense filing Tuesday after the information wasn't properly redacted as intended. Manafort was among the first Americans charged in Mueller's investigation and has been among the central characters in the case, having led the campaign during the Republican convention and as, U.S.
  • British PM suffers fresh Brexit defeat

    British PM suffers fresh Brexit defeat

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    A month after postponing a vote on the deal to avert near-certain defeat, May urged Parliament to support it to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on March 29 with no agreement on exit terms and future relations, an outcome that could cause economic and social upheaval.
  • 'Bold steps' needed on N Korea denuclearisation - Moon

    'Bold steps' needed on N Korea denuclearisation - Moon

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Beijing after talking and dining with Chinese President Xi Jinping , according to South Korean media, in a show of unity as they engage in delicate negotiations with President Donald Trump's administration.
  • Rod Rosenstein, Overseeing US Russia Probe, Set To Depart Post

    Rod Rosenstein, Overseeing US Russia Probe, Set To Depart Post

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    When exactly Rosenstein leaves could shift depending on the timing of Barr's confirmation and the naming of a new deputy attorney general . Also, Rosenstein told senators during his 2017 confirmation hearing that he would not remain in his post if he believed that he was being pressured to influence any investigations.
  • Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

    Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

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    In the statement, Ondo Obiang Kelly, lieutenant of the Republican Guard, announced that they were disappointed by the message delivered on December 31 by President Ali Bongo , which "rather heightened doubts about his ability to assume the office of President of the Republic".