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New revelations in Russia probe: five things to know

Washington, United States | AFP | New filings by federal prosecutors have brought major revelations about Russian efforts to forge links to US President Donald Trump before the 2016 election and about illegal payments he allegedly ordered to bury potential sex scandals. Here are some of the key points contained …

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EU ministers raise privacy concerns in e-evidence bill

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU ministers raised concerns Friday about whether citizens’ rights are protected in a bill aimed at speeding up investigators’ access to email and other digital evidence in cross-border terrorism cases. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, introduced the bill in April to help prosecutors …

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Menacing Mueller probe beginning to rattle Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s intensifying attacks this week against the Russia collusion investigation underscore a growing nervousness over the how much evidence investigators may have accumulated on the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow. In new charges unveiled Thursday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, former …

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French 9-year-old beaten to death ‘for not doing homework

Mulhouse, France | AFP |  Four relatives of a nine-year-old boy who was apparently beaten to death in eastern France were arrested Wednesday over suspicions he was killed for refusing do his homework, prosecutors said. The boy’s mother, 20-year-old sister, 19-year-old brother, and the brother’s girlfriend were taken into custody …

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Zimbabwe post-poll violence inquiry to summon army, police

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | An inquiry probing the killing of six people after soldiers opened fire on post-election protesters in Zimbabwe will summon police and the army to appear before it, an official said Friday. Kgalema Motlanthe, the former president of South Africa and the commission chairman, said the …

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Guinea president to take legal action over Bollore row

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde said Thursday he would file a complaint in the French courts over allegations raised in a corruption case embroiling French billionaire Vincent Bollore. “I shall bring a complaint in Paris for false accusation,” Conde told reporters in Conakry, without giving further …

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French tycoon Bollore’s African assets

Paris, France | AFP | Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore is being questioned in Paris over allegations that his conglomerate used corrupt connections in Africa to win port contracts. Founded in 1822, the Bollore Group, which is majority owned by the Bollore family, has diverse interests ranging from logistics and energy …

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Trump’s lawyer in court: the feds, the porn star, the Fox anchor

New York, United States | AFP | Donald Trump’s legal battle with his own Justice Department led to an extraordinary courtroom showdown Monday between his personal lawyer, one of America’s most prestigious prosecution offices and a lavender-clad porn star fueling the media circus. The high-stakes hearing before a federal judge …

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