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'You sold your country out': Judge hits out at Trump's ex-adviser

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A judge has delayed the sentencing of Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn after telling him: “You sold your country out.” Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, the-then Russian ambassador in Washington. The White House has said in a statement after the Read More

Belgian PM resigns after UN migrant pact row results in no confidence motion

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Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his immediate resignation after a no-confidence motion against his government was introduced. Speaking to the parliament, Michel admitted that his call for a “coalition of the willing” to govern until the next election – scheduled for May 2019 – had “not been heard,” adding that he would respect Read More

Trump wishes Flynn 'good luck' ahead of sentencing

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Donald Trump has wished his former national security adviser Michael Flynn “good luck” in court as he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI. Earlier, it emerged that Flynn lied about his contact with a former Russian ambassador to the US in an FBI interview described in a memo released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Read More

Facebook's Sandberg cites need to do more after reports of Russia meddling

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on foreign influence operations on social media platforms on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Tuesday the company needs to step up its efforts to curb misinformation Read More

US Orthodox priest blasts splitting of Ukrainian Church from Moscow as Poroshenko’s election ploy

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A US priest who joined the Russian Orthodox Church told RT the creation of Ukraine’s own church was done against any canonic rules and came conspicuously close to the 2019 presidential elections in the country. Father Nectarios Trevino just recently moved from the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (ACROD) to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Read More

‘Beyond understanding’: Kremlin blasts fresh US reports on alleged Russian election meddling

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Controversial reports claiming that Moscow meddled in the US 2016 elections and – as part of it – influenced African-Americans to suppress turnout causes nothing but incomprehension, a Russian presidential spokesperson said. “What I’ve read about this report can’t cause anything but incomprehension,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. He said accusations mentioned in the Read More

UN assembly approves Ukraine-sponsored resolution on Azov Sea affair, with nearly half abstaining

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The UN General Assembly has voted for a Ukraine-sponsored draft denouncing “militarization” of the Azov and Black Seas. About half of member-states abstained and Moscow said it’s like giving Kiev a blank check to scapegoat Russia. Sixty-six countries voted in favor of the resolution and 19 against, while 72 countries abstained. The resolution, brought forward Read More

More US weapons to Ukraine will only make conflict worse – Russian lawmakers

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Additional and “ongoing” US weapons deliveries to Kiev would escalate tensions and undermine efforts for peace in Ukraine, Russian officials said after US special envoy Kurt Volker announced such plans, along with more sanctions. “Moving through Congress is a military financing package of around $250 million and the ability to sell additional equipment,” Volker told Read More

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs, ex-bankers in 1MDB probe

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank’s former employees in connection with an investigation into suspected corruption and money laundering at state fund 1MDB. FILE PHOTO: A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in Read More

Ukrainian far-right MP declares ‘hunt’ for Moscow-loyal priests after split

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A Ukrainian MP called for ‘hunting’ down and ousting all priests loyal to the Russian Orthodox Church, contrary to promises they won’t be persecuted. It came after Kiev proclaimed its own church to be independent from Moscow. Until last weekend there were three Orthodox Christian churches in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is an internationally-recognized Read More