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    Another Trump adviser has significantly changed his story about the GOP’s dramatic shift on Ukraine
    Mar03

    Another Trump adviser has significantly changed his story about the GOP’s dramatic shift on Ukraine

    The Trump campaign's national-security policy representative for the Republican National Convention, J.D. Gordon, shifted his story about the convention. The Trump campaign’s national-security policy representative for the Republican National Convention, J.D. Gordon, told CNN on Thursday that he pushed to alter an amendment to the...

    Balenciaga: Mistreatment of models casts new shadow over fashion
    Mar03

    Balenciaga: Mistreatment of models casts new shadow over fashion

    At least 150 models were forced to wait for three hours or more in a hot and airless staircase for the Balenciaga show casting on Sunday. The “sadistic” mistreatment of scores of models who were forced to wait in a dark, cramped staircase for hours at a Paris fashion week casting has sparked fresh criticism of how the industry...

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions

    Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies plan to detain the head of the tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, over the alleged embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million), a senior prosecutor said Friday. Television footage showed an unconscious-looking Nasirov being stretchered into an ambulance and taken to Kyiv’s Feofania...

    Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?
    Mar03

    Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?

    Cyber attackers lurk in the shadows wielding the ability to hit governments where it hurts the most.ShutterstockKen Obura, University of Nairobi In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself...

    In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom
    Mar03

    In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom

    Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka. Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka.The 40-year-old...

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 
    Mar03

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 

    Lawmakers Thursday unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September as President Donald Trump has vowed to add billions more for what he’s described as a depleted American military. The legislation, crafted by House and Senate negotiators from both parties, tracks the funding levels for...

    Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign
    Mar03

    Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign

    Bush's top ethics lawyer: while it is "debatable" whether Sessions perjured himself during his Senate confirmation hearing, he now needs to resign. President George W. Bush’s top ethics lawyer told Business Insider on Thursday that while it was “debatable” whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself...

    Amid Russia firestorm, Sessions recuses himself from future investigations into Trump campaign
    Mar02

    Amid Russia firestorm, Sessions recuses himself from future investigations into Trump campaign

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is holding a press conference Thursday at 4 p.m. amid a firestorm over his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference Thursday amid a firestorm over his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, standing firm on the answers he gave...

    Sergei Polunin: Dancing with demons: ballet star bares all
    Mar02

    Sergei Polunin: Dancing with demons: ballet star bares all

    Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented "Dancer", a searingly honest film about his life. Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented...

    The 30 richest people on earth
    Mar02

    The 30 richest people on earth

    From tech moguls and retail giants to heirs and heiresses, here are the billionaires with the deepest pockets around the globe. The wealthiest 30 people in the world control a staggering portion of the world economy: $1.23 trillion — more than the annual GDP of Spain, Mexico, or Turkey. That’s according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index,...

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