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Russia probe: Mueller charges lawyer with false statements about Manafort partner

Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:47 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:57 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged the lawyer of Paul Manafort’s business partner with lying to Russia probe investigators. Both Rick Gates and and former Trump adviser Manafort have already been indicted. As well as allegedly lying about his communications with Manafort partner Gates, lawyer Alex Van ...

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Venezuela about to launch its ‘petro’ cryptocurrency

The pre-sale of the commodity-backed digital currency ‘petro,’ which has been announced by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is expected to start on Tuesday. The country hopes this will help to replenish its depleted budget. The new cryptocurrency will be limited to 100 million units, called the mene. The petro token will be backed by Venezuelan oil, gas, gold and diamond ...

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‘Little piece of hot ass': Radio host fired for remarks about 17yo US Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim

American sports presenter Patrick Connor of San Francisco radio station KNBR has been fired for comments he made recently about 17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim. During his appearance on the Bar Stool Radio show called ‘Dialed-In with Dallas Braden,’ Connor made lewd remarks about US Olympic snowboarder Kim, who won a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe on Tuesday. Kim triumphed ...

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China about to throw down the gauntlet to the petrodollar

The world’s top oil importer, China, is expected to launch its long-awaited and delayed yuan-denominated oil futures contract at the end of March, according to Reuters’ sources. The petroyuan is seen as Beijing’s challenge to the US dollar, the dominant global currency in oil contract settlements. Read more The contract could reportedly be launched on March 26 on the Shanghai ...

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Former state Senator Jeremy Ring talks about the first days of Yahoo

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Jeremy Ring, a former Florida state senator and author of We Were Yahoo!, a meditation on his career as one of the first employees at Yahoo. Ring has a lot to say about the search giant – including plenty of complaints about how things were run over the years – and some ...

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Dutch FM admits lying about Putin describing land-grab ambitions in 2006

Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra has admitted that he lied when he claimed to have heard President Vladimir Putin describing an ambition to unify Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and Kazakhstan as a single country. Zijlstra claimed at a party conference in 2016 that he had overheard Putin outlining the grand plan for a “Greater Russia” in 2006 during ...

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‘Your useless wars’: Song about terrorist attacks across Europe wins Sanremo music contest

An Italian duo singing about terrorist attacks has won the main award at the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival. The song’s lyrics reference the sun of Barcelona and the rain of London, as well as a “red sea of shame” in Nice. Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro won the iconic festival’s coveted main award for their song Non Mi Avete Fatto ...

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Another vote bites the dust – Brian May tells RT about his campaign for electoral reform

Ex-Queen guitarist Brian May sat down with Going Underground’s Afshin Rattansi; during their candid chat, the impassioned political enthusiast vowed to bring back his Common Decency campaign in time for the next general election. Frustrated by the British voting system, the music superstar established ‘Common Decency’ (CD) in 2015. The CD campaign aims to persuade those who feel that there ...

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Bombshells or duds? What latest FBI texts actually reveal about Obama, Clinton & Trump probe

Thousands of texts between two FBI officials involved in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia probes are being filtered through Washington’s partisan lens, with Republicans seeing treason and Democrats saying they amount to nothing. Messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau attorney Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair at the time, were included in a 54-page appendix to ...

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'Not just about looking pretty': Grid girls slam F1 decision to ditch female roles at races

Formula 1 has ended its tradition of ‘grid girls,’ but those affected say their job wasn’t just about “looking pretty.” They say they “brought people together,” and that their absence will see fewer people buying F1 tickets. Speaking to RT, former grid girl Sophie Wright said her job was no different from other types of branding and advertisements seen today. ...

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