More impeachment details expected after top Trump ally's reversal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More details in Congress’ impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump are expected to be released on Wednesday, a day after transcripts revealed a top Trump donor-turned-diplomat reversed course and told investigators Ukrainian aid was tied to probes of political rivals sought by the U.S. president. On Tuesday, publicly released transcripts showed U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon […]

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MPs urge compulsory refunds for victims of bank transfer fraud

Financial companies should be required by law to refund victims of bank transfer scams, and should consider reimbursing the many thousands defrauded since 2016, according to a report from MPs. They also said retailers and other companies that suffer data breaches that lead to fraud should be forced to pick up the bill for the costs of reimbursing customers and […]

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Trump, Manhattan prosecutors face off in court over tax returns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump appeared in court on Wednesday to urge a federal judge to block Manhattan prosecutors from obtaining eight years of the president’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance subpoenaed the returns from Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA on Aug. 29. Earlier this month, […]

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German authorities raid Deutsche Bank in relation to Danske Bank

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities have been in the process of seeking information at Deutsche Bank’s (DBKGn.DE) Frankfurt headquarters since Tuesday in relation to Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) and a money laundering scandal, Frankfurt prosecutors said on Wednesday. They are investigating whether Deutsche alerted authorities about suspicious transactions quickly enough, the prosecutors said. The search, which is still ongoing, involves three […]

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Trump, Manhattan prosecutors to face off over tax returns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to appear in court on Wednesday to urge a federal judge to block Manhattan prosecutors from obtaining eight years of the president’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance subpoenaed the returns from Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA on Aug. 29. […]

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U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronized his hotels and restaurants, moving a watchdog group closer to obtaining financial records from his real estate company. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the New York-based […]

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Democrats press for stricter U.S. gun-sale checks, Trump non-committal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress pledged on Monday to intensify pressure for stricter gun-sale background check legislation, citing strong public backing for the measure, but received no sign of support yet from President Donald Trump. With Congress returning from a long summer recess, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi again urged […]

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Lawyers for ex-Trump aide Manafort seek dismissal of New York case

(Reuters) – Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have filed court papers seeking to dismiss a mortgage fraud case against him in New York, arguing he has already been convicted on similar federal charges, violating double jeopardy law. Manafort’s lawyers accused Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, of a bringing a “politically charged case” against Manafort, a […]

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Parliament: Draft law to protect and rehabilitate youth will be extended up to age 18

SINGAPORE – A law to protect young offenders and vulnerable children up to age 16 is to be amended, with the age limit raised to under-18, in a move to give better care to more young people. It will also ensure swift and better protection to abused children, help offenders reintegrate into society by erasing their criminal records after they […]

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