Prosecutors accuse ex-Trump adviser Flynn of trying to walk-back guilty plea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn of making “an extraordinary reversal” to try to undo his sworn admission that he lied to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators about his contacts with Russia. Federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for the opportunity to oppose a bid filed […]

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Trump administration appeals order to turn over unredacted Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday said it has appealed a judge’s ruling ordering it to turn over an unredacted copy of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to a Democratic-led congressional committee. In a filing in federal court, the Justice Department also asked U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell […]

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Turkey says nothing will come of Halkbank case if law in U.S. works

ANKARA (Reuters) – Nothing will come of a case against Turkey’s state-owned lender Halkbank “if the law in the United States works”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday, adding that the case was politically motivated. U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged Halkbank with taking part in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Halkbank said the U.S. […]

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Ukraine, Russia resume blame game as peace process hits roadblock

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday accused Russia of delaying a summit aimed at resolving the conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s east, but Moscow said Kiev needed to pull back its troops first. Ukraine, France and Germany had planned to hold the meeting of the group known as the Normandy Four, aimed at resolving […]

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Russian energy minister ridicules Rick Perry's idea of US 'freedom gas'

Novak said Wednesday that when it comes to exporting LNG to Europe, Washington did not appear to be prepared to allow for the development of market competition. He also criticized the U.S. for considering sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project linking Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. The U.S. Department […]

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U.S. judge overturns lobbying conviction of ex-Michael Flynn business partner

(Reuters) – A federal judge has overturned a jury verdict convicting a onetime business partner of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn of illegally lobbying for Turkey. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ruled that prosecutors failed to show that Bijan Rafiekian knowingly acted as a secret agent for Turkey’s government under Ankara’s direction or control, and concealed his role […]

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Russia denies visa to another US lawmaker ahead of congressional trip

Fox News Flash top headlines for August 27 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 27 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Another U.S. lawmaker is claiming he was denied a visa to enter Russia for an upcoming bipartisan delegation trip. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Tuesday that the Russian government denied him a visa — a day after Sen. […]

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Trump Again Pushes For Russia’s Readmittance To G-7, Says It Would Be ‘Appropriate’

President Donald Trump is again advocating for Russia’s readmittance to a group of the world’s major industrial nations. Echoing a call he made last year, Trump said Tuesday that it would be “more appropriate to have Russia” in the Group of 7, which is scheduled to meet in France this weekend. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, the president […]

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