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Spanish prosecutors accuse Ronaldo of evading millions in taxes

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities. The 32-year-old — the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine — follows in the …

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Obstruction of justice and the long road to impeachment

Washington, United States | AFP |  Fired FBI director James Comey withheld judgment Thursday on whether President Donald Trump’s requests that he drop an investigation into his former national security advisor amounted to obstruction of justice. Democrats are intent on determining whether Trump’s actions amounted to obstruction, but what does …

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Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump on Friday warned his sacked FBI director against “leaking” information to reporters, as the White House refused to deny that the president records his conversations with visitors. Capping a week in which Trump faced a slew of criticism for firing the …

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The firing of James Comey, as told by the White House

Washington, United States | AFP |  Since President Donald Trump’s shock dismissal of FBI director James Comey, the official account of how and why he was sacked has shifted, with Trump appearing on Thursday to contradict the initial version of events. Here is a timeline of explanations provided by the …

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Trump remains defiant

Washington, United States | AFP |  The White House Wednesday slapped down calls for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, after the US president abruptly fired his FBI director. Trump’s shock dismissal of James Comey — the man overseeing federal investigations into suspected …

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White House says no need for special prosecutor on Russia scandal

Washington, United States | AFP |  The White House on Wednesday rejected growing calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed to look into Russia’s influence in the 2016 president election. “We don’t think it’s necessary” said White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, after President Donald Trump’s firing of his …

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Trump sacks FBI director, sparking firestorm

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI director James Comey, ousting the man heading a wide-ranging investigation into whether his aides colluded with Russia to sway last year’s US election. In a shock move that drew comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down …

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Why Trump has fired FBI director Comey

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired his FBI director James Comey, the man who leads the agency charged with investigating his campaign’s ties with Russia — a move that sent shockwaves through Washington. The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role …

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Shock as Trump fires FBI director Comey

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Tuesday made the shock decision to fire his FBI director James Comey, the man who leads the agency charged with investigating his campaign’s ties with Russia. The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 …

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