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Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Says Ready to Testify to Congress

MOSCOW, July 19 – The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr after his father won the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination has said she is ready to testify to Congress to dispel what she called “mass hysteria” about the encounter. President Donald Trump’s eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya, a

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“Welcome to Hell”: Protesters Vow to Disrupt G20 Summit

By Joseph Nasr HAMBURG, July 6 – “Welcome to Hell”. That’s the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg who aim to disrupt the G20 summit, already rife with tensions over trade and climate change. Thousands of protesters from around Europe were pouring into the port city

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Qatar Says FIFA Report Vindicates Integrity of 2022 Bid

DOHA, June 28 – Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizers have welcomed a long-awaited FIFA report on the race to host the tournament, saying the conclusions represented “a vindication of the integrity” of Doha’s bid. The report, which also investigated the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup, made no suggestion that either Russia or Qatar

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Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Researchers See ‘WannaCry’ Link

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON, June 28 – A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to

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Syria Received 225,000 T of Russian Wheat from Commercial Deal

By Maha El Dahan and Lisa Barrington ABU DHABI/BEIRUT, June 13 – Syria has received 225,000 tonnes of Russian wheat, part of a 1.2 million tonne wheat deal struck in February through its state grain buyer. “So far 225,000 tonnes have arrived in total, this is through deals with six local trading firms and all

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Trump in Hot Seat as Comey to Testify at Russia Hearing

By Warren Strobel and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 8 – Former FBI Director James Comey will tell Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump repeatedly urged him to halt a probe into his former national security adviser’s ties to Russia and to declare publicly that Trump himself was not being investigated. Comey’s testimony in the

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Watergate “Pales” Compared with Trump-Russia, Former U.S. Intelligence Head

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, June 7 – The Watergate scandal pales in comparison to events in Washington surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump and alleged links between his campaign and Russia, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Wednesday. Clapper questioned Trump’s continued pro-Russian stance, saying his sharing of intelligence with Russia “reflect either

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‘Axis of Love’: Saudi-Russia Detente Heralds New Oil Order

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, June 1  – A meeting between the two men who run Russia and Saudi Arabia’s oil empires spoke volumes about the new relationship between the energy superpowers. It was the first time that Rosneft boss Igor Sechin and Saudi Aramco chief Amin Nasser had held a formal, scheduled

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Trump Attacks ‘Fake News’ Following Kushner Reports

By Doina Chiacu and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, May 29 – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as “fake news” on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Shortly after Trump’s remarks on Twitter,

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