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    Former Trump campaign chief and official indicted on 12 criminal counts
    Oct30

    Former Trump campaign chief and official indicted on 12 criminal counts

    WASHINGTON —Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference has dramatically escalated, with authorities indicting former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and unsealing a plea deal with a foreign policy adviser who lied about meeting with Russia-linked contacts. The moves...

    Trump-Russia investigation: Manafort charged with tax fraud
    Oct30

    Trump-Russia investigation: Manafort charged with tax fraud

    Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort, faces 12 charges of defrauding the US over his dealings with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. Manafort, and one of his business associates, Rick Gates, are accused of laundering more than $18m (£14m) through offshore financial institutions to conceal purchases of...

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb
    Oct30

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb

    The indictment unsealed on Monday details a scheme to turn ill-gotten Ukrainian money into American property that was then mortgaged for millionsPaul Manafort may be about to become the most infamous Airbnb host in America. The former chair of the Trump campaign was charged – along with his “right-hand man” Rick Gates – with conspiring against...

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb
    Oct30

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb

    The indictment unsealed on Monday details a scheme to turn ill-gotten Ukrainian money into American property that was then mortgaged for millionsPaul Manafort may be about to become the most infamous Airbnb host in America. The former chair of the Trump campaign was charged – along with his “right-hand man” Rick Gates – with conspiring against...

    Mueller’s indictments for Manafort and Papadopoulos spell bad news for Trump
    Oct30

    Mueller’s indictments for Manafort and Papadopoulos spell bad news for Trump

    The US president has publicly attacked the investigation as a “witch hunt” with no basis in fact. Following weeks of intense speculation in Washington, Bob Mueller, the special investigator looking into Russian interference in the presidential election, has revealed his first indictments – and they could spell bad news for Donald Trump. The...

    Paul Manafort’s path from Ukraine to US indictment
    Oct30

    Paul Manafort’s path from Ukraine to US indictment

    Work for Yanukovich leads ex-Trump aide into heart of Russia probe …read more Source: Financial...

    Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO
    Oct30

    Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO

    HELSINKI — For decades, Finland managed its delicate relationship with Russia by avoiding any move that could provoke the “sleeping bear” on its eastern border. Now, a retired senior diplomat is pushing his country to risk angering the beast — by joining the NATO military alliance. “This country deserves an open debate when it comes to foreign...

    EAS calls for Eastern Partnership countries to enter EU market through Estonia
    Oct30

    EAS calls for Eastern Partnership countries to enter EU market through Estonia

    Speaking at the 4th Eastern Partnership Business Forum held in Tallinn on October 27th, chairman of the management board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) Alo Ivask called for Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and Belarusian entrepreneurs to enter the European Union market through Estonia, writes LETA/BNS. …read more Source:...

    Hungary Vetoes NATO-Ukraine Summit
    Oct29

    Hungary Vetoes NATO-Ukraine Summit

    Hungary stated that it cannot support Ukraine’s integration into the military bloc and vetoed the NATO-Ukraine Committee summit scheduled take place in December, the Foreign Ministry of Hungary announced, according to a statement published on the country’s government website. The reason for the veto lies with the so-called Law on...

    Ancient Bulgarian manuscripts stored at the Russian State Library
    Oct29

    Ancient Bulgarian manuscripts stored at the Russian State Library

    Did you know that alongside numerous unique Slavic written sources, the funds of the Russian State Library store some 1,000 ancient Bulgarian manuscripts? Here is chief paleographer, Prof. Marina Krutova from the “Manuscripts” department with more about them: “One of the oldest manuscripts of Bulgarian origin is the Slepchanski Apostle, written...

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