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USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said.

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USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, is scheduled to be extradited from Portugal today to serve four years in jail for her role in the Bush-era US extraordinary renditions program.

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UK POLITICS: Christopher Steele MI6 Spy Master Takes Center Stage

UK POLITICS: Christopher Steele MI6 Spy Master Takes Center Stage

Steele’s dealings with the FBI on Trump, initially with the senior agent who had started the FIFA probe and then moved to a post in Europe, began in July.

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UK POLITICS: Terrified! Trump Russian Dirty Dossier Writer Christopher Steele, British MI6 Spy On the Run

UK POLITICS: Terrified! Trump Russian Dirty Dossier Writer Christopher Steele, British MI6 Spy On the Run

Christopher Steele 52, former MI6 officer, fled from his home in Surrey after realising it was only a matter of time until his name became public knowledge.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Says No Compromising Dossier On Trump

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Says No Compromising Dossier On Trump

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Hacking Allegations ‘Reminiscent of Witch-Hunt’

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Hacking Allegations ‘Reminiscent of Witch-Hunt’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations. It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Tried to Negotiate Good Press in Return For Benefits

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Tried to Negotiate Good Press in Return For Benefits

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under police investigation for suspected corruption, was caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with arch-foe.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accepts US Intelligence On Russia Hacking

USA POLITICS: Trump Accepts US Intelligence On Russia Hacking

It was the first acknowledgement from a senior member of the president-elect’s team that Trump has accepted that Moscow was involved in the hacking.

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USA POLITICS: Wanted! US$20,000 Reward By WikiLeaks For Anyone To Expose Obama Admin Misdeeds

USA POLITICS: Wanted! US$20,000 Reward By WikiLeaks For Anyone To Expose Obama Admin Misdeeds

“We are issuing US$20,000 reward for information leading to arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records,” WikiLeaks tweets.

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USA POLITICS: Zero Evidence: Sean Spicer Says ‘No Proof Russian Hacking Influenced US Election’

USA POLITICS: Zero Evidence: Sean Spicer Says ‘No Proof Russian Hacking Influenced US Election’

“The idea that we’re jumping to conclusions before we have a final report is irresponsible,” Donald Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN.

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USA POLITICS: Discovered! Russian Hacking Code Detected On Burlington Electric Department Laptop, FBI Alerted

USA POLITICS: Discovered! Russian Hacking Code Detected On Burlington Electric Department Laptop, FBI Alerted

Russian hacking campaign dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility.

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USA POLITICS: Fact Sheet: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

USA POLITICS: Fact Sheet: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

In response to the threat to U.S. national security posed by Russian interference in our elections, Obama approved an amendment to Executive Order 13964.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Statement on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity And Harassment

USA POLITICS: Obama Statement on Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity And Harassment

I ordered a number of actions in response to Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election.

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USA POLITICS: Under Fire! Eric Trump Suspends Charitable Foundation

USA POLITICS: Under Fire! Eric Trump Suspends Charitable Foundation

“No new money will come into the ETF bank account,” Eric Trump wrote in an email message, according to the Post, in reference to the Eric Trump Foundation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Whistleblowers’ Will Now Be Rewarded: Kemi Adeosun Says

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Whistleblowers’ Will Now Be Rewarded: Kemi Adeosun Says

Kemi Adeosun said this is to consolidate anti-corruption campaign of federal government, adding that the identity of the whistleblower would be protected.

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USA POLITICS: Disinformation Campaign: Russia Wins, US Loses

USA POLITICS: Disinformation Campaign: Russia Wins, US Loses

US government spent decades preparing responses to malicious hacking by foreign power but had no clear strategy when Russia launched disinformation campaign.

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USA POLITICS: McConnell Says Russian Poll Meddling Serious, Select Committee Not Required

USA POLITICS: McConnell Says Russian Poll Meddling Serious, Select Committee Not Required

The likely meddling by Russia “is a serious issue, but it doesn’t require a select committee,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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YEMEN POLITICS: UK Cluster Bombs Bring Deaths, Pain, Destructions Upon Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: UK Cluster Bombs Bring Deaths, Pain, Destructions Upon Yemen

Despite strenuous denials, UK-made cluster bombs are indeed being used by Britain’s theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in its war on impoverished Yemen.

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USA POLITICS: US Intelligence Agencies, Republicans Feud Over Russian Hacking Briefings

USA POLITICS: US Intelligence Agencies, Republicans Feud Over Russian Hacking Briefings

Republicans said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has refused their requests for full briefings of Congress’ two intelligence committees.

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USA POLITICS: FBI Spied On Muhammad Ali, His Divorce, Speech

USA POLITICS: FBI Spied On Muhammad Ali, His Divorce, Speech

The papers, which used Ali’s birth name Cassius Clay, includes a request for agents to monitor his divorce that year from his first wife as a “lead.”

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