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‘I did not collude’: Jared Kushner

Washington, United States | AFP |  Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner flatly denied on Monday there had been any collusion between Russia and members of his father-in-law Donald Trump’s campaign for president. The following are key quotes and dates from Kushner’s statement submitted to the US House and Senate …

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White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP | For two months, Robert Mueller — the lanky, 72-year-old independent prosecutor investigating the Russia scandal — has worked in virtual silence in a nondescript government office building in downtown Washington. But even without saying a word, the former FBI director and no-nonsense prosecutor has …

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Russian court confirms Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia’s Supreme Court Monday confirmed a ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses, labelled by authorities as an “extremist organisation”. “The Russian Supreme Court has decided to reject the appeal of the organisation against its ban,” the court, quoted by RIA-Novosti news agency, said in its decision. In April, …

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Russia demands US return diplomat compounds ahead of talks

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The Kremlin said Washington must unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States as high-level talks on bilateral problems were set to get underway on Monday. Russia is angry that Washington is still barring its diplomats from using two compounds in the …

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Trump willing to invite Putin to White House, but not yet

Paris, France | AFP | US President Donald Trump is willing to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House, but not yet, according to official remarks released on Thursday. During a conversation aboard Air Force One flying into Paris, Trump said he was willing to engage the Russian leader …

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Trump son-in-law under pressure over Russia scandal

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump’s eldest son Don Jr may be in the media spotlight over his notorious Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. But the latest revelation in the burgeoning scandal has added to the pressure on another family member …

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Uber merges with Russia’s Yandex in 6 countries

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Uber on Thursday announced that it was merging in Russia and five other ex-Soviet states with the taxi hailing app of the country’s leading internet giant, Yandex. “Uber and Yandex have entered into an agreement to form a new company,” the head of Uber’s operations …

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Collusion? Who’s who in the Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP |  The bombshell revelation that President Donald Trump’s oldest son Don Jr. met with a Kremlin-tied Russian lawyer hawking damaging material on Hillary Clinton has taken suspicions of election collusion with Moscow to a new level. There are several probes into whether the Trump team …

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Putin eyes new era of cooperation under Trump

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American president is “very different” in real life compared to on TV. The comments came a day after the pair held their first face-to-face meeting, an encounter eagerly …

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