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French ex-president Sarkozy held over Gaddafi financing probe

Paris, France | AFP | French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning on Tuesday over allegations the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with suitcases stuffed with cash, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. Sarkozy, 63, was taken into police custody early …

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Aguero escapes punishment as Wigan probe FA Cup crowd trouble

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not face punishment from the Football Association following an altercation with a Wigan fan after the Premier League leaders’ shock FA Cup defeat. Aguero became involved in a physical exchange with a Wigan supporter as hundreds of fans …

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Lawyer pleads guilty to lying in Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP | A lawyer linked to a former campaign aide of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents Tuesday, as the probe into Russian election meddling gains pace. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s powerful team of investigators accused Alex van der Zwaan of knowingly …

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Wigan to probe crowd trouble after Man City FA Cup shock

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wigan announced a full investigation on Tuesday into crowd disturbances that marred the club’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City. City striker Sergio Aguero became involved in a physical exchange with a Wigan supporter as thousands of fans spilled onto …

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Trump says Russia succeeding in sowing US discord

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump, hitting out at the probes and congressional hearings into Russian election meddling, said Sunday Moscow is succeeding beyond its “wildest dreams” if its intention is to sow discord within the United States. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get …

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‘Trump ordered Mueller’s firing but reversed course’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump ordered the firing of Russia investigation special prosecutor Robert Mueller last year but the White House counsel’s threatened resignation pushed him to reverse course, US media reported Thursday. Mueller is leading the probe into allegations of collusion between the US …

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Bannon to testify in Congress in wake of explosive book on Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was expected to be peppered with questions on the Trump campaign’s links to Russia in closed testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday. Bannon, who has been mostly quiet since the release of an incendiary book about President …

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Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C.Africa

Paris, France | AFP | French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources said Monday. Members of Operation Sangaris, deployed to keep warring militias apart, had been accused of abusing children at …

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