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Trump is (still) not firing Mueller after angry Tweet sparks concern

President Donald Trump’s lawyer said that he has no plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The US leader again reignited the rumors of an impending ouster by attacking the ‘Russiagate’ probe chief on Twitter. “In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering ...

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Explosion injures 2 in Austin, Texas, where a serial bomber is still at large

Two men have been taken to the hospital after a blast rocked a neighborhood in Austin, Texas. The police have warned residents to stay away from the area. Initial reports suggested there had been two explosions, but police have only confirmed one “Bomb Hotshot” call, and county Emergency Medical Service (EMS) say a “critical incident” has left two people injured. The injuries ...

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Media corrects Haspel’s alleged torture record (but it’s still full of torture)

ProPublica has corrected a story which claimed Trump’s pick for CIA director oversaw the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. The outlet still stands by its assertion that Gina Haspel urged CIA leadership to destroy evidence of torture. In a correction published on Thursday and causing a wave of retractions in the media, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Engelberg, wrote that a February 2017 ...

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MH17 shadow: Accusations against Moscow repeated, but hard evidence still missing

Once again, Russia has been accused of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – this time by the former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The fresh claim has a local political point, but no solid evidence. “For too long, the Russians have been getting away with murder,” Abbott told 2GB radio on Wednesday, calling the crash “an atrocity.” His rant came ...

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, long a favorite in tech circles, is reportedly still under armed guard

Shares of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, an international investment company controlled by  Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, soared in January when he was freed after two months of being held captive at a Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Turns out investors may have celebrated too soon. As people following the story may recall, Prince Alwaleed was arrested in early November with hundreds of ...

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Steel tariffs cause Trump and May to clash again – is this relationship still special?

Donald Trump and Theresa May are struggling to keep their handholding relationship special. This time they’re bickering over proposed steel taxes, adding to a growing feeling that a conscious uncoupling may lie ahead. Insiders have revealed that the British PM was forced to confront US President Donald Trump again, after POTUS revealed plans to impose tariffs on metals imports. The ...

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ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

The battle against Islamic State in Syria may be nearing its end, but the conflict in this war-torn country seems far from over. Competing factions and old rivalries have created a complicated, uncertain future for Syria. With so many different warring parties wrestling for control of Syria’s fate, it seems prudent to review the conflict’s major actors – and where ...

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Soros brands bitcoin 'nest egg for dictators,' but still invests in it

Billionaire investor George Soros has recently criticized bitcoin, but it seems he’s not against investing in it himself. The tycoon’s fund has bought shares in cryptocurrency company Overstock. Soros Fund Management held 2,472,188 shares in Overstock at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, making the businessman the third-largest shareholder, CNBC reports, quoting regulatory filings. The shares were worth ...

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Slave owner compensation was still being paid off by British taxpayers in 2015

Bristol taxpayers in 2015 were still paying off debt borrowed by the government to “compensate” slave owners in 1833, the Treasury has revealed. The revelations show that the £20 million (US$ 28 million) the government spent to reimburse the owners of slaves – who themselves were some of Britain’s richest businessmen – took the taxpayer 182 years to pay off. ...

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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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