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NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency. Citing “a dozen current and former White House officials and others,” the NYT reports that Donald F. McGahn II has been talking to Mueller about the part of the ...

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Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe ‘frustrating as hell’

After 19 months of a “frustrating as hell’ probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found “no factual evidence” of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), who heads the last bipartisan probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, shared in an interview with AP while there is “no factual ...

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Jewish, Gay, Russophile? EU DisinfoLab risks probe over abuse of Twitter users’ data

The methodology used by DisinfoLab in their study of ‘Russophiles’ sparked further fury, after raw data showed the Belgian NGO segregating Twitter users over political views – and even noting whether they are “gay” or “Jewish.” The so-called Benalla affair that exposed Emmanuel Macron’s bodyguard not only occupied the political and the media world, but also sent shockwaves across the ...

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Independent probe needed into deadly Saudi attack on bus in Yemen – UNSC

The United Nations Security Council believes a credible and transparent probe is needed into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a bus in Yemen, in which dozens of children were killed, according to the British envoy to the UN. “They expressed their grave concern at these, and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation,” ...

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UN gender equality official accused of being a ‘predator’ amid hushed internal harassment probe

A prominent UN adviser has been exposed by Newsweek as the man at the center of a 14-month-long investigation into sexual abuse. The report accuses him of making repeated unwanted advances towards younger men. Last December, UN Women, the agency responsible for women’s empowerment and equality, published a low-key statement mentioning that an investigation had been opened into an unnamed ...

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Burger King Russia facing probe over reports of unsolicited user data collection

Russia’s state internet watchdog says it will launch an investigation into the Burger King fast food franchise after customers complained about the company’s attempts to collect their personal data. “We have included Burger King into our inspections plan for the next year. All consumers’ complaints that did not fall under our responsibilities were forwarded to our colleagues from the agency ...

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Russian Communist Party seeks major probe into Bolshevik role in Romanovs’ killing

A Russian Communist Party MP has asked for the deaths of Russian tsars and other royals to be investigated, saying that the probe of the 1918 killing of the Romanovs is currently being used for propaganda purposes. In his letters to the Investigative Committee (the Russian Federal agency that investigates especially important crime or crime that receives a lot of ...

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China launches dumping probe into steel imports from Indonesia, EU, Japan, and South Korea

China’s Commerce Ministry launched an anti-dumping investigation on Monday into stainless steel imports from four countries. Domestic producers have complained that a flood of cheaper products has damaged the local industry. Dumping is an international-trade term that describes a country or company exporting a product at a price that is lower in the foreign import market than the price in ...

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‘Little doubt’ FBI & DOJ misled courts in Carter Page probe – Trump on FISA files

President Donald Trump has claimed files about his former campaign adviser Carter Page confirm that the Department of Justice and FBI had misled the courts. Separately, he suggested his campaign was “spied upon illegally.” Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at the FBI and the Department of Justice, which released over 400 pages of its initial and renewed Foreign Intelligence ...

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Macron’s aide filmed beating protesters, prosecutors launch preliminary probe (VIDEO)

Paris prosecutors kicked off a preliminary probe after an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron was filmed beating demonstrators during this year’s May Day rally, Le Monde reports. Announced Thursday morning, the investigation will focus on incidents of “violence by someone charged with a public service mission,” a judicial official said, without naming the aide in question, according to the French ...

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