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Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny – US media

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia investigation, according to US media. Reports say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime. The FBI is looking into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election and links with Mr Trump’s campaign. The president denies any collusion. Mr Kushner’s lawyer said his client would co-operate with any inquiry. President Trump has described the situation as “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in ...

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Ex-national security adviser 'defies Senate Russia inquiry'

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser is refusing to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. According to US media, Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Mr Flynn stood down in February after it emerged he lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The Senate committee issued a subpoena – a legal summons – two weeks ago to obtain ...

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Russia promotes conspiracy theory on DNC staffer's death after false Fox News story

The Russian Embassy in the UK promoted a conspiracy theory about the unsolved murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after Fox News heavily promoted an inaccurate story about the theory, for which there is no real evidence, this week. In a tweet on Friday that amassed thousands of shares, the Russian Embassy said, without evidence, that Rich was a “Wikileaks informer.” The embassy additionally accused mainstream news outlets of ignoring the supposed bombshell story. Asked for evidence to support its claim, a representative of the Russian Embassy told ...

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Trump: FBI inquiry into Russia links 'hurts US terribly'

President Donald Trump says the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election “hurts our country terribly”. He said the US was being made to look “divided, mixed up”, media reported. Earlier, he tweeted that the decision was “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history”. Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been selected to lead the inquiry. “I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country,” Mr Trump told CNN and ...

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Trump election: Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

A former FBI boss has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties. In naming Robert Mueller, the deputy attorney general said it was in the public interest to have an outsider. The appointment has been widely praised by politicians from both sides. Calls for a special prosecutor had mounted since President Donald Trump fired the most recent FBI director, James Comey, last week. The FBI and Congress are looking into potential links between Mr Trump’s campaign team ...

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Michael Flynn: Documents sought from ex-Trump advisor over Russia inquiry

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US Senate panel investigating Russian interference in last year’s election has issued a formal demand for documents from President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. Michael Flynn has failed to voluntarily co-operate with the investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee says. He was forced to resign in February after failing to disclose the content of his talks with Russian diplomats. Meanwhile, the fallout continues over the firing of the FBI director. The White House maintained that James Comey was removed on Tuesday for ...

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Russia blocks China's biggest messaging app

This Russian robot shoots guns China’s most popular messaging app has been blocked in Russia. Moscow’s communications regulator has added WeChat to its list of prohibited websites, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The messaging app ran afoul of laws requiring companies that distribute information online to register with government authorities in Russia. Operated by tech giant Tencent(TCEHY), WeChat has about 900 million monthly active users, the vast majority of whom are in China. Tencent said in a statement Monday that it’s “in discussions with relevant authorities regarding the ...

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Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed to prevent' massacre

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to take measures to prevent the school siege in the city of Beslan in 2004, in which more than 330 people died. The court has also criticised Moscow for its investigation of the case. In the siege, Chechen separatists took more than 1,000 hostages, the vast majority of them children. It ended when Russian security forces stormed the building. Survivors say the troops used excessive force. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Syria war: G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. The nations agreed there was no solution to the Syria crisis with President Assad in power. But UK proposals to target sanctions at senior military leaders were sidelined. The diplomacy in the Italian town of Lucca follows the latest apparent use of ...

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