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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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FBI investigating Clinton Foundation: reports

Washington, United States | AFP | The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the foundation of former president Bill Clinton amid pressure from President Donald Trump and allegations of corruption by Republican lawmakers, US media reported Friday. The Hill, a news website covering Congress, CNN and the New York Times …

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US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiative

Washington, United States | AFP | US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations that the Obama administration undermined efforts to target Hezbollah drug trafficking. The announcement comes after Politico reported that Project Cassandra, a program targeting trafficking by Iran-backed Hezbollah that could have undermined the push …

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Grenfell Tower fire probe ‘unprecedented’: UK police

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 71 people were killed is “unprecedented”, a police spokesman said on Monday at the opening of a public inquiry into the blaze. “Outside certain counter-terrorism inquiries, the investigation is unprecedented in terms …

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Trump denies asking FBI to drop Flynn probe

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump denied Sunday having asked then FBI director James Comey to stop investigating ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn, as the Russia meddling probe darkened what would otherwise have been a victorious week for the Republican president. Trump appeared to be backtracking …

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THIS WEEK: Businessman Abid Alam under investigation

THIS WEEK: Businessman Abid Alam under investigation Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lead counsel of the commission of inquiry into land matters Ebert Byenkya has revealed that Businessman Abid Alam is being investigated over alleged murder and forceful eviction of people from land in Mubende district which is home …

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Sessions vows quick decision on possible Clinton prosecutor

Washington, United States | AFP | US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that the Justice Department would work quickly to decide whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump’s election rival. Sessions’ comments indicated that Republicans were seeking to mount a counter-offensive to the probe …

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Netanyahu grilled ‘for several hours’ in graft probe: police

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by police on Thursday evening in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, a police statement said. “We confirm that the prime minister was questioned today for several hours at his Jerusalem residence,” the Hebrew language statement said …

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