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Source: The Guradian

I was a CIA spy in Russia – and now my family is in danger. But Trump can help

Today 13:34 GMT

I believe that relations at the diplomatic level between the US and Russia need to be adjusted and that Trump’s position on this is actually correct.

In Russia there are people who, like me, at a huge risk of our own lives, helped the US government and intelligence services and ended up in prison.

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Source: BBC

Did these pop stars actually change the course of history - BBC Music

Today 12:40 GMT

Here we take a look at seven apocryphal stories about pop stars and their brushes with destiny in order to assess the veracity of the claims.

The story: The Lou Reed-loving Czech rock group The Plastic People of the Universe may well be the only covers band to ever alter the course of history. After tanks from the Warsaw Pact countries rolled into Prague in 1968, curtailing the liberalising and reformist Alexander Dub?ek, bands were told to play on, but only if they didn't have long hair or sing in English.

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Source: Fox News

Trump voters were 'gullible' in 2016 election, NBC’s Chuck Todd says

Today 10:48 GMT

NBC News and MSNBC host Chuck Todd earlier this week blamed “gullible” voters for President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Todd, along with NBC colleagues Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson, speaking on the Recode Decode podcast, attributed Trump's win to his campaign’s “gaslighting,” or psychological manipulation, of voters and to the “unfair” media.

"Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake NBC News said it’s time for the Press to stop complaining and to start fighting back," the president wrote then. "Actually Chuck, they’ve been doing that from the day I announced for President.

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Source: Fox News

West must take tougher stand against Russia, Ukraine president tells FOX News

Today 08:03 GMT

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called on Western democratic nations to take a tougher stand against Russia amid escalating tensions between the two regional rivals.

During an appearance Friday on "Fox News @ Night," Poroshenko told host Shannon Bream he would like to see a major NATO presence in the Black Sea, where Russian forces in November shot at and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and captured 24 sailors. “This is the act of aggression," Poroshenko told Bream from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

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Source: Fox News

Dershowitz: Cohen's Harsh Sentencing Recommendation 'Doesn't Sound Like Good News for Mueller'

Today 03:18 GMT

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacted to news that the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York recommended a "substantial term of imprisonment" for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

He said the report "does not sound like good news for [Robert] Mueller" and the special counsel's case studying whether Trump had illicit connections to Russia. "They have not found a witness that can give them a key to the kingdom," said Dershowitz, adding that there is a "weak case" against Trump on the "campaign contribution issue" because he is "entitled" to pay off women as a private citizen to protect his family.

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Source: Fox News

WikiLeaks requests dismissal of DNC lawsuit, citing First Amendment rights: reports

Today 05:08 GMT

Lawyers for WikiLeaks asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss a Democratic National Committee lawsuit over the anti-secrecy group's publication of party data during the 2016 presidential election, citing its constitutional rights, reports said.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY FILES SUIT ALLEGING CONSPIRACY BY TRUMP CAMPAIGN, RUSSIA, WIKILEAKS TO SWAY 2016 ELECTION. “WikiLeaks engaged in an unlawful conspiracy with a hostile foreign power, and illegal activity isn’t protected by the First Amendment,” Adrienne Watson, the DNC's deputy communications director, told the Washington Times.

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Source: DW

Nicolas Maduro and Vladimir Putin: United by oil, isolation

Friday 15:27 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced his "important working visit"with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Twitter.

Putin and Maduro had their tete-a-tete just before the OPEC meeting in Vienna, where members will discuss cutting oil production to drive up global prices. Russia will be one of the countries taking part in additional talks on Friday, since it is not a member of OPEC.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump aide's appearances on RT channel are focus for Russia inquiry

Friday 11:46 GMT

Robert Mueller is allegedly examining a Trump campaign adviser’s appearances on the Kremlin-controlled broadcaster RT, offering new hints about the investigation into possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump’s associates.

The special counsel’s alleged focus on RT is important because the Russian news channel also has a close relationship with the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who in 2016 published tens of thousands of emails stolen from senior Democrats by Russian intelligence operatives.

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Source: Global News

Paul Manafort told “multiple discernible lies” to investigators: Mueller memo

Saturday 23:38 GMT

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of lying to investigators about five key issues, on several occasions, after signing a plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to documents filed in a U.S. federal court on Friday.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to co-operate with Mueller investigation. He originally agreed to co-operate with Mueller’s team in September, after he was convicted on eight charges related to financial fraud and conspiracy.

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Source: Fox News

Ecuadorians say Assange's time in London embassy may be nearing end

Friday 15:27 GMT

Julian Assange’s days holed up under the protection of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London may be numbered, as politicians in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito step up a campaign to strip him of his naturalized citizenship.

The comments signaled that efforts between Britian, the U.S. and Ecuador to end the six-year standoff with Assange may be nearing an end. Vintimilla's interview took place before Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday that Britian had provided sufficient guarantees that Assange wouldn't be extradited to face the death penalty abroad.

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Source: Common Domain

Cohen Gave Significant Help on Russia Probe, Mueller Team Says

Saturday 23:38 GMT

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, has provided significant assistance on Russia-related matters in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, including information about attempts by Russian nationals to reach the Trump campaign, according to a court filing by Mr. Mueller’s office Friday.

Trump’s former lawyer’s help on other investigations doesn’t outweigh severity of his crimes, Manhattan prosecutors say in sentencing document

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Source: Fox News

Ukraine official reveals plans to send naval ships through Kerch Strait: report

Saturday 23:38 GMT

That’s the same location where Russia’s military opened fire and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels last month, further escalating tensions between the two countries.

In revealing Ukraine’s plans, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told reporters that the movement had to occur “otherwise Russia will fully occupy the Sea of Azov." That’s the same location where Russia’s military opened fire and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels last month, further escalating tensions between the two countries.

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Source: Fox News

'This Is a Clear-Cut Drama': Gingrich Dubs Mueller's Russia Probe as the 'Trump Destruction Project'

Friday 03:20 GMT

Newt Gingrich deemed Robert Mueller's Russia probe a "Trump Destruction Project" Wednesday after the special counsel released a memo stating Gen. Michael Flynn provided "substantial" help to investigators.

Gingrich said on "Hannity" that Mueller and his team are "throwing the kitchen sink" at anyone associated with the president. "You basically threaten somebody and say, 'I'm gonna bankrupt you, I'm gonna put your son in jail, I want to charge you with so many different crimes you'll never get out from under it.

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Source: Common Domain

CIA Names First Woman to Lead Clandestine Operations

Saturday 22:44 GMT

Elizabeth Kimber will assume control of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, until recently a male-dominated bastion also known as the clandestine service.

Elizabeth Kimber’s appointment comes as more women have filled senior leadership ranks across national-security agencies during the Trump administration

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Source: Fox News

Flynn sentencing memo leaves Trump-Russia collusion questions unanswered

Friday 00:34 GMT

The memo filed Tuesday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller with his recommendations for sentencing President Trump’s former National Security Adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn doesn’t really tell us much.

The sentencing memo says that in the registration documents filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Flynn lied about a three-month project that he and his company carried out for the Turkish government in 2016.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte