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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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Netanyahu to be grilled again in graft probe: media

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to be questioned by police on Thursday in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, media reports said. Police refused to confirm the reports. Netanyahu has already been questioned by police four times as part of the investigations. …

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Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP | The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday. The three internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing …

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Clogged drain? Could mean toilet is flush with cash

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | If someone tells you they flushed more than a hundred grand down the toilet, chances are they’re referring figuratively to a bad investment, or an outrageous extravagance. But in Switzerland, prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people literally tried to cram about 100,000 euros …

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