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Ex-FBI boss Mueller named special prosecutor for Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has named a special prosecutor for the FBI’s Russia probe. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced. The move takes the pressure off Rosenstein, but could greatly ramp up the pressure on the White House. “Based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place ...

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Ex-FBI boss Mueller named special prosecutor for Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has named a special prosecutor for the FBI’s Russia probe. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced. The move takes the pressure off Rosenstein, but could greatly ramp up the pressure on the White House. “Based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place ...

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Russia willing to give Congress records of Trump meeting: Putin

Russia is willing to give the U.S. Congress records of President Trump’s private White House meeting with Kremlin diplomats last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday. Putin said in a press conference that, with White House approval, he would hand over the records of Trump’s talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Putin called the ...

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World on a KNIFE-EDGE: Russia furious as NATO creates permanent soldier town near border

A bespoke town for soldiers is being set up in Latvia which will be a permanent base for around 500 soldiers. Some 1,350 soldiers are now situated in Orzysz, north eastern Poland, whose deployment began just a few days after a NATO–Russia Council meeting on March 30. The creation of the military base, which is to be constructed by Canadian ...

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Trump's sharing of info with Russia may have deadly repercussions

President Trump’s reported sharing of classified information with Russian diplomats could have far-ranging consequence, including the potential loss of lives and the likely loss of key intelligence sources. Trump discussed sensitive state secrets about ISIS with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a White House meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, including disclosures ...

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McMaster downplays Trump’s leak of intelligence source to Russia

WASHINGTON — National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster declined to deny that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russia about ISIS while saying he also disclosed the location of where highly classified information was from, potentially giving a geopolitical foe enough information to identify an intelligence source. “You’d probably be able to name a few cities” under ISIS control, McMaster ...

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Trump's sharing of info with Russia may have deadly repercussions

President Trump’s reported sharing of classified information with Russian diplomats could have far-ranging consequence, including the potential loss of lives and the likely loss of key intelligence sources. Trump discussed sensitive state secrets about ISIS with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a White House meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, including disclosures ...

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Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russia ties

Fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates thought the White House should’ve moved quickly to address her warnings that axed National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia. “I think this was a serious compromise situation that the Russians had real leverage,” Yates told CNN in her first TV interview since her January firing. “He also had lied to ...

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Donald Trump ‘revealed highly classified information about ISIS to RUSSIA’

The information the President provided to the Kremlin is alleged to be considered so sensitive, the details have been withheld from allies.  A US official claims Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies”.  The sensitive intelligence that was reportedly shared included the city, within ISIS territory, where the US have an ...

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China and Russia unity could ensure global stability – but they can’t even agree on trade

Despite Xi Jinping describing the China-Russia relationship as “the ballast stone” of world continuity, a landmark infrastructure agreement between the two powerhouses is crumbling. Both Vladimir Putin and Mr Xi agreed in 2015 to integrate their two economic schemes, China’s Belt and Road programme and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, but mutual distrust has taken hold. Chinese trade travel into Europe ...

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