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New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

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WASHINGTON A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

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EU's Tusk warns Poland must stop anti-Semitic remarks 23 Feb 2018

BRUSSELS Poland's ruling party must do everything it can to stop anti-Semitic remarks that are hurting Poland's standing in the world and putting its interests at risk, European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference on Friday.

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Citing Russia, Swedish armed forces seek doubled budget by 2035 23 Feb 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden needs to more than double military spending by 2035 to ensure the country is adequately protected, the armed forces said on Friday, noting Russia had no qualms about using force for political ends.

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Czech president wants alleged hacker to be extradited to Russia, not U.S. - news website 23 Feb 2018

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman has urged Justice Minister Robert Pelikan to extradite a suspected Russian computer hacker to Russia rather than the United States, a Czech weekly reported on Friday, a stance at odds with Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates 23 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year. | Video

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World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all 23 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses.

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Sweden braced for possible Russian election meddling - security service 22 Feb 2018

STOCKHOLM Russia could try to influence the outcome of national elections in Sweden in September if authorities in Moscow feel their strategic interests are threatened, the Swedish security service said on Thursday.

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U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case 22 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.

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Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations 22 Feb 2018

RIGA Latvia's central bank chief has been suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations, and the Baltic country's third biggest bank has sought emergency support following U.S. accusations of money-laundering and sanctions-busting.

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New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager 21 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

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U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. | Video