Ex-business associates of Michael Flynn charged in plot centered on Turkish cleric

Two former business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have been indicted for conspiring to influence both U.S. politicians and public opinion concerning a political rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. Interested in Donald Trump? Prosecutors charged Bijan Rafiekian, also known as Bijan Kian, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin with acting as unregistered […]

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China Hails Its Innovators and ‘Sea Turtles’

China celebrated the 40th anniversary of its reform and opening up by honoring the country’s most famous entrepreneurs, academics, and athletes — though some received more praise than others. As they sat on stage in Beijing, smiling and waving, a short description of each pioneer’s contribution was read out before his or her name. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder Jack […]

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After Trump calls Cohen a ‘Rat,’ criticism of ‘mob’ language

“Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.” That’s a famous line from Robert Di Niro’s organized crime boss character in the movie “Goodfellas.” But does that “mobster rule” apply in politics? President Donald Trump seems to think so. Over the weekend, the president attacked his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in a tweet, calling him a […]

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Republican Senator Lamar Alexander not seeking re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, a former presidential candidate and two-term Tennessee governor, said on Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else from our state,” he said in a statement. “I am deeply grateful, […]

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Missing Flynn document in Mueller file could rile judge at sentencing hearing

What sentence does Michael Flynn deserve? The apparent omission of a key document from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest filing in the case of Michael Flynn could cause turbulence at Tuesday's scheduled sentencing hearing for the former national security adviser. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan had ordered the special counsel to turn over all government documents and “memoranda” related to the […]

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Tensions run high at Calgary pro-pipeline rally as council declares support for oil industry

Angry protesters demanding that Canada build new pipelines interrupted speeches by Calgary’s mayor and councillors at a downtown rally Monday. Loud boos rose from the crowd at any mention of Quebec or free trade after city council passed a resolution declaring its support for the oil and gas industry. The resolution also called for solutions to a crisis in low […]

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Indeed Quits Advertising On Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show

Indeed, which proclaims itself the world’s top jobs site, said Monday it has stopped advertising on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show and has “no plans to advertise on this program in the future.” Indeed said in messages to several people who asked on Twitter about its advertising that the company hadn’t run ads on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” for “over a […]

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