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      Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort could face life in prison
      Mar07

      Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort could face life in prison

      Washington – US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort is to be sentenced for tax crimes and bank fraud on Thursday in a high-profile case stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Manafort, who turns 70 in April, faces potentially spending the rest...

      WATCH: Lions rescued from Ukraine, delivered to SA with help from Turkish Cargo
      Mar05

      WATCH: Lions rescued from Ukraine, delivered to SA with help from Turkish Cargo

      Cape Town – National flag carrier Turkish Airlines’ cargo company, Turkish Cargo, embarked on a rescue mission for three sister lions named Luca, Charlie and Kai and a male cub named Nathan. Turkish Cargo delivered the lions to their natural habitat in South Africa by transporting them on a flight from the Ukraine to Johannesburg with...

      Graphic novelist ordered to pay $42m dollars to murdered fiancee’s family
      Mar03

      Graphic novelist ordered to pay $42m dollars to murdered fiancee’s family

      Los Angeles – A Los Angeles judge has ordered a graphic novelist from a wealthy Canadian family to pay 41.6 million dollars to the family of his fiancee, whom he brutally tortured and killed in 2016. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bobbi Tillmon delivered the verdict after a bench trial in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Iana...

      White supremacist held over US terror plot
      Feb21

      White supremacist held over US terror plot

      A US Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist has been arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists. Christopher Paul Hasson called for...

      Why the world now feels more threatened by US than by China, Russia
      Feb11

      Why the world now feels more threatened by US than by China, Russia

      Washington – If 2017 was the year foreign observers of US politics struggled to decide where the country was headed, 2018 was the year they came to a conclusion: not in the right direction. Far more people around the world now believe that their countries are threatened by US power and influence under President Donald Trump than they are by...

      Prosecutors subpoena Donald Trump’s inaugural committee
      Feb05

      Prosecutors subpoena Donald Trump’s inaugural committee

      New York – Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday delivered a sweeping request for documents related to donations and spending by President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal investigation into activities related to the nonprofit organisation. A wide-ranging subpoena served on the inaugural committee...

      US poised to announce withdrawal from Cold War era nuclear arms treaty
      Feb01

      US poised to announce withdrawal from Cold War era nuclear arms treaty

      Washinton — The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centrepiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose demise some analysts worry could fuel a new arms race. An American withdrawal, which has been expected for months, would follow years of unresolved dispute over...

      Former Ukrainian president convicted of treason
      Jan24

      Former Ukrainian president convicted of treason

      Minsk — A court in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Thursday found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason and helping Russia annex the Crimean peninsula. The Kiev court began reading out the verdict in Yanukovych’s case, a process that is expected to take at least the whole day. The judge already declared Yanukovych guilty of...

      20 feared dead after fire engulfs two cargo ships near Crimea
      Jan22

      20 feared dead after fire engulfs two cargo ships near Crimea

      Moscow – Twenty people were feared dead on Tuesday after a fire engulfed two cargo ships near the Crimean Peninsula. The death toll stood at 10, with another 10 missing, as rescue workers suspended their search until Wednesday, the Russian news agency Interfax reported. Twelve people survived the incident, the agency reported. The blaze on...

      Model claiming Trump secrets ‘dragged’ into Russian detention: lawyer
      Jan18

      Model claiming Trump secrets ‘dragged’ into Russian detention: lawyer

      Moscow – A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign was in custody Friday after police “dragged” her from a transit zone in Moscow’s airport, her lawyer told AFP. Anastasia Vashukevich, known as Nastya Rybka, was in jail in southern Moscow after being detained with...