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Trump says he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

President Donald Trump has appeared to acknowledge he is under investigation in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. In a tweet, the president also seemed to accuse the US deputy attorney general of pursuing a “Witch Hunt”. He said: “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo the White House used to justify the firing of the ex-FBI chief. Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into ...

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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US. Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge ...

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Trump insists he's not under FBI investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not under investigation, as he dismissed the FBI director he fired as a “showboat” and “grandstander”. Mr Trump also revealed to NBC News it was his decision to sack James Comey. Mr Comey was leading an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow. Mr Trump has dismissed the probe as a “charade”, a claim directly contradicted by Mr Comey’s successor. In his first interview ...

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Lawyer for Bill O'Reilly accuser calls for independent investigation into Fox News

Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News? An attorney for one of the women who accused Fox News host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment is calling for an independent investigation into the network. Lisa Bloom, a civil rights attorney and advocate, made the appeal on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. “This network is the Bill Cosby of corporate America,” Bloom said. “Women over and over again are driven out.” Bloom is holding a press conference Monday with her client, Wendy Walsh. Bloom told CNN that she would make the case ...

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Francois Fillon's wife Penelope under formal investigation

The wife of French presidential candidate François Fillon has been placed under formal investigation amid the continuing “fake jobs” inquiry. Penelope Fillon spent the day being questioned by magistrates. Her husband was placed under formal investigation earlier this month. He is accused of paying hundreds of thousands of euros to his family for work they did not do. The centre-right contender and his Welsh-born wife deny any wrongdoing. Fillon payment inquiry: What you need to know François Fillon: Candidate devoured by ‘fake jobs’ affair Until recently, Mr Fillon was the ...

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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election. That includes investigating possible links between individuals in the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, he said. The FBI would also assess whether crimes were committed, he said. Mr Trump has denied any collusion. “There is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and there is no evidence of a Trump-Russia scandal,” a senior White House official said ...

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Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal

The Pentagon has pledged a full investigation into a nude photo scandal hitting the American armed forces. Defence Secretary James Mattis said “all appropriate action” was being taken in all branches of the armed forces. The scandal began when nude photos of female Marines were published online by male colleagues. But fewer than 10 female Marines have come forward to make a formal complaint, a top Marine official said. General Robert Neller said he hoped more women would come forward to help the investigation. The scandal initially broke when current ...

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Poppi Worthington: Cumbria Police failed in toddler death investigation

A catalogue of police failures over the death of a 13-month-old girl has been laid bare by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Poppi Worthington died in 2012 with a family court judge finding she had been sexually assaulted by her father Paul, who denies any wrongdoing. Cumbria Police allowed evidence to be thrown away, failed to properly investigate abuse claims and sent incorrect information to the coroner. The force said it had “let Poppi down”. Key dates in the Poppi Worthington case The 92-page IPCC report is particularly critical ...

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Read Uber CEO's staff memo about sexism investigation

On Monday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent a memo to the staff about the recent sexism allegations. Here is the text in full. Team, It’s been a tough 24 hours. I know the company is hurting, and understand everyone has been waiting for more information on where things stand and what actions we are going to take. First, Eric Holder, former US Attorney General under President Obama, and Tammy Albarran — both partners at the leading law firm Covington & Burling– will conduct an independent review into the specific issues ...

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