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    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’
    May18

    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’

    Working in President Donald Trump’s White House is about to get a whole lot harder.Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named Wednesday as the special counsel for investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, starts his job with an unlimited time and budget to pursue leads wherever they go.Veterans of previous scandals...

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment
    May18

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment

    Robert Mueller could face one significant issue with his appointment as special counsel to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: the law firm he’s worked at since 2014 has represented several prominent players in President Donald Trump bid for the White...

    Macron’s diplomatic brains
    May18

    Macron’s diplomatic brains

    PARIS — Nine years ago, a French diplomat serving in Georgia during Russia’s invasion was frantically trying to get a message to higher-ups back in Paris. Russian tanks were rolling toward the capital, Tbilisi. Hundreds of French citizens needed to be airlifted home. A diplomatic solution was needed to stop bodies piling...

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers
    May18

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators. Freeland announced the decision Wednesday night in the House of Commons. “Human rights are a non-partisan issue, and I look forward to...

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues
    May18

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Mandel Ngan/AP/Molly Riley/Alexei Nikolsky) After a pair of blockbuster reports this week about Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, including sharing “highly classified” intel with the Russian ambassador, Republicans in Congress have come under increased pressure to distance...

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler?s secret weapon
    May18

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler?s secret weapon

    The Resistance’s struggle against Nazi occupation in World War II is well-documented in France but much less is known about thousands of its members forced to work in Nazi Germany on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets he hoped would bring Britain to its knees. Now, more than 70 years on, France aims to shed light on, and honour,...

    Ukraine angers West
    May18

    Ukraine angers West

    KIEV: Ukraine’s lawmakers on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic. The decision to rework a bill critics said was meant to protect top politicians and powerful business tycoons was made as an International...

    Ukraine presidency?s website attacked
    May18

    Ukraine presidency?s website attacked

    KIEV: The Ukrainian presidency said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev’s decision to block prominent Moscow-based social networks. “We have been witnessing the Russian response to the president’s decree about closing access to Russian social networks,” President Petro...

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump
    May18

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump

    The second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in a recorded conversation last summer that he thought then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Spokespeople insist he made the comment in jest. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the...

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’
    May18

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’

    The Washington Post has a new blockbuster that puts the whole of the House Republican leadership into complicity with popular vote loser Donald Trump and his Russia ties, but mostly Speaker Paul Ryan. The Post notes that when Ryan and McCarthy were asked for comment, their spokespeople denied it ever happened—“Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan,...