Thursday, December 13, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated...
"I wanted to distance myself as much as possible — and Trump himself and the campaign — from what was probably an illegal action or dangerous information," he said. At the time of the FBI interview, he said, he...
BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Civil unrest fuelled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq’s political elite spread across the south of the country on Friday as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others took workers...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Britain’s Labour Party makes a U-turn, Amazon joins the $1 trillion club and President Vladimir Putin of Russia goes vintage. Here’s the latest:• Britain’s Labour Party redefines itself.For...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Sweden’s changing image, recovery in Brazil and the deadliest migrant journey. Here’s the latest: • Sweden’s longstanding image as “a moral superpower” may be changing.As the country prepares...
By Harsh V. PantThe death of John McCain, a decorated Vietnam war veteran and long-serving US Senator from Arizona has once again underlined the growing political divide in America under the Trump Presidency. Instead of bringing the nation together,...
Bush praised McCain for his "courage and decency," an exemplar of the storied American values of standing up to bullying and oppression. "If we are ever tempted to forget who we are, to grow weary of our cause, John's...
PATTAYA, Thailand — Caught in a Thai police raid on her group’s seduction seminar, a Belarusian escort grabbed the world’s attention in February when she claimed to have audio recordings that might show a link between Russian officials and...
On August 24 what is in effect the social media warfare division of the Atlantic Council published an article  accusing the Russian television and print news outlet RT of running a one-sided attack against the Democratic Party and several leaders thereof...
Illustration: Jim Cooke (Gizmodo)The harassment of Julia and her team started in May.That’s when Facebook expanded its fact-checking effort to Brazil. Fact-checkers at one of the participating organizations where Julia (not her real name) serves as director, were targeted...

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