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President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, meets with Senate Judiciary Committee member and Trump confidant Sen. Democratic Party emails were hacked shortly thereafter by an operation linked to the Kremlin . Citing current and former USA officials, The Washington Post said that on at least one occasion, in Hamburg in 2017, Trump took away his interpreter's notes following talks with Putin and instructed that person not to discuss what had transpired with other ...
  • FBI Investigated Whether Trump Was Working For Russia

    FBI Investigated Whether Trump Was Working For Russia

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    Robert Mueller , who was appointed as the special counsel after Comey's firing , then took over the investigation in regard to Russian election interference. President Trump said he was unaware of Mr. Whitaker's past statements about Mr. Mueller's probe and that he would "not get involved" if Mr. Whitaker moved to curtail it.
  • Congo Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Clinches Surprise Win in Presidential Election

    Congo Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Clinches Surprise Win in Presidential Election

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    However, he never took up his seat as he did not formally recognise his father Étienne's 2011 election defeat to Joseph Kabila. He suggested that Mr. African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has advised all concerned stakeholders in the just ended presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo to act in a way that consolidates democracy and preserves peace in the country.
  • Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

    Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

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    KSL reported the driver had her beanie over her eyes at the time of the crash. Lyman's disbelief echoes Netflix's own warning earlier this month after the " challenge " started going viral, which cautioned fans not to hurt themselves while reenacting the meme.
  • Led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

    Led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

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    It said a convoy of about 10 armored vehicles, in addition to some trucks, pulled out from Syria's northeastern town of Rmeilan into Iraq . Trump's decision drew intense criticism that the USA was abandoning its local Kurdish allies and led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIS.
  • Robert Mueller Accuses Manafort of Sharing Poll Data With Russian

    Robert Mueller Accuses Manafort of Sharing Poll Data With Russian

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    Although the filing does not say whether the polling information was public or what was done with it, it raises the possibility that Russian Federation might have used inside information from Mr Trump's Republican campaign as part of its effort to interfere with the election on Mr Trump's behalf.
  • Kim Jong Un heads home via train after two-day Beijing visit

    Kim Jong Un heads home via train after two-day Beijing visit

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    Kim reportedly said North Korea "will continue sticking to the stance of denuclearization and resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation, and make efforts for the second summit between (North Korean) and USA leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the global community".
  • Trump threatens to cut off FEMA aid to California for forest fires

    Trump threatens to cut off FEMA aid to California for forest fires

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    An email sent to them generated this automated reply: "Due to the federal funding hiatus, we are not able to respond to general press queries". It's possible Trump could follow through on his threat by closing recovery centers in California or slowing the bureaucratic process by which public assistance and individual assistance is transmitted to the state, Lemaitre said .
  • Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmed

    Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmed

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    A source close to Rosenstein told NBC that the deputy attorney general's departure hinges specifically around the report Mueller will soon file on his sprawling investigation into Russia's interference in the election. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday Rosenstein had always planned to stay around two years and wants to help with the transition to a new attorney general.
  • Gabon's military declares coup in order to 'restore democracy'

    Gabon's military declares coup in order to 'restore democracy'

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    Satchu said the coup attempt reflects a broader trend of discontent in Africa over long-serving leaders who have failed to heed the needs of their people. "Critics have accused the family of profiting from the country's natural resources while not investing enough in basic services for the population of more than two million people", AP notes.