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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence abuse allegations – report

An “army of spies” tried to silence actresses and reporters making allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a report claims. Security firm Black Cube, run by former Mossad operatives, is reported to be involved. The New Yorker magazine revealed that the former Miramax producer hired Black Cube as well as Kroll, one of the world’s largest corporate intelligence firms. Their brief was ...

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Former Trump campaign aide lied to FBI agents – DOJ

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 14:53 A former Trump campaign aide pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents during the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, the Department of Justice said Monday. Attorney George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on October 5 to making false statements to FBI agents in the probe examining allegations of Russian influence in the 2016 US ...

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Botched drug raid: Civilian boat riddled with bullets from DEA & Honduran agents, chopper (VIDEO)

Video has emerged which suggests the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been falsely claiming agents acted in self-defense when, during a raid in Honduras, they killed four civilians after firing a volley of bullets at a river taxi. The footage, released under a Freedom of Information Act request and co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times, shows the ...

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City council members back body cameras for ICE agents

Federal immigration agents should be required to strap on body cameras, city pols say. “Thousands of undocumented immigrants — including our fellow New Yorkers — have been caught up in a dramatically more aggressive series of raids,” Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) said outside City Hall Thursday. “We are very concerned about the fairness of treatment of those undocumented immigrants in ...

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Two young NYC sports agents trying to make it in a tough business

It’s a common dream for young sports fans, often cast aside like other naïve ambitions: I’m going to be a sports agent. Why not, right? Negotiate big contracts. Get rich. Party on luxury yachts with famous people. It looks fun on “Ballers” and “Entourage.” Just angrily hang up phones and use witty one-liners like Ari Gold. Only it’s not that ...

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King cobras found in express mail by customs agents at JFK

These snakes never made it on the plane, thanks to brave U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Five king cobras were seized by CBP agents during an inspection at John F. Kennedy International Airport in June, the agency announced Tuesday. The CBP agents, assigned to the airport’s mail facility, were inspecting express mail from Hong Kong on June 29 when ...

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Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, Canadians in D.C. melee

WASHINGTON — Police say they’ve issued arrest warrants for a dozen Turkish security agents and two others accused of taking part in a violent altercation May 16 as Turkey’s president visited Washington. District Police Chief Peter Newsham announced the arrest warrants at a news conference Thursday, saying nine agents, three Turkish police officers and two Canadians are being sought. He ...

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VIDEO: Queens residents try to stop ICE agents from making arrest

More than 30 angry Queens residents tried to stop federal immigration agents on Tuesday from arresting a neighborhood construction worker accused of burglary and illegally reentering the country. Residents demanded to know why Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials had swooped in to arrest Hardat (Ryan) Sampat, 35, near 101st Ave. and 112th St. in Richmond Hill about 10 a.m. The ...

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