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Crimea college shooting rampage shocks Russia

Friday 20:02 GMT

Several observers in Russia have described the attack in Crimea as "Russia's Columbine", drawing parallels to the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in the US, which killed 13.

Twenty people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the suicide shooting rampage, which also included at least one homemade bomb. Since yesterday evening, locals have been bringing flowers, candles and toys to the scene.

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Source: Common Domain

‘Crimea’s Columbine’: Massacre Draws Comparisons to U.S. Shootings

Friday 22:47 GMT

The death toll in a shooting-and-bombing rampage at a Crimea college campus rose to 20 Thursday as grisly details emerged about an attack that drew comparisons to school shootings in the U.S.. Authorities said 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov detonated explosives and opened fire Wednesday at Kerch Polytechnic College before taking his own life.

“The nightmare of school shootings has now come to us,” Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny said in a tweet, offering condolences to the families of the dead and to the injured. The tragedy was dubbed “Crimea’s Columbine” by local commentators, referring to the 1999 assault at Colorado’s Columbine High School in which two students massacred a dozen of their peers and one teacher before dying by suicide.

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Source: Common Domain

Rod Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe as ‘Appropriate and Independent’

Friday 01:31 GMT

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference as “appropriate and independent,” a message that contrasts with President Trump’s description of the inquiry as a “witch hunt” and “rigged.”

The low-key Mr. Rosenstein has unexpectedly become the highest-profile deputy attorney general in recent memory after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March 2017 from the Russia probe in light of his prominent role in the Trump campaign.

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EU and Asia leaders reaffirm multilateralism at ASEM Summit in Brussels

Friday 16:22 GMT

ASEM Summit participants have committed to "open, free and non-discriminatory trade," as well as being prepared "to fight all forms of protectionism." When asked about Trump, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah said the US president's trade tariffs had united the EU and Asia: "Of course there's more reason for why we should come closer together.

Leaders are expected to reaffirm their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and to call on North Korea to "completely, verifiably and irreversibly dismantle all its nuclear and weapons of mass destruction."

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Source: Global News

Top lawmakers to interview Rosenstein over reports he secretly taped Trump

Saturday 00:36 GMT

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording U.S. President Donald Trump.

WATCH: Sessions appoints Rosenstein to lead task force on transnational organized crime. Rosenstein went to the White House days after the report, expecting to be fired, but his job was spared, and he later flew with Trump on Air Force One to an international police chiefs’ conference in Florida.


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