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Kushner Wanted Secret Communication Channel With Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November last year, two of […]

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Trump Travel Ban Loses In Appeals Court Again

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The Virginia-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday largely upheld a lower court ruling barring the administration from suspending visas from those countries. The Trump administration previously revised the executive order to better […]

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Former CIA Chief Testifies Trump Team Contacts With Russia Worried Him

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee Monday that Russia may have successfully tried to recruit U.S. persons to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Brennan said he was aware of intelligence and information that revealed contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign. He couldn’t say, however, whether […]

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Philippines President Declares Martial Law Due To ISIS

Manila (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday in the southern region of Mindanao, after deadly clashes between security forces and Islamic State group-linked militants in a major city there. The announcement, made by his spokesman at a press conference in Moscow where Duterte was on an official visit, fulfills an often-repeated […]