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Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort


Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. | Video


Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia 16 Feb 2019

MUNICH U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. | Video


Stop goading the West and let's talk, Williamson urges Russia 16 Feb 2019

MUNICH Britain's defence minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.


After Auschwitz visit, Pence accuses Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism 15 Feb 2019

MUNICH/BRUSSELS U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic. | Video


EU to blacklist eight Russians over Azov Sea stand-off - sources 15 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will blacklist eight more Russians over a stand-off with Ukraine in the Azov Sea, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine 15 Feb 2019

LISBON Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.


West ups defence spending to keep ahead of Chinese tech - conference report 15 Feb 2019

MUNICH The United States led a rise in Western defence spending in 2018 as it moved to keep ahead of Chinese and Russian pushes into advanced military technology, a report said on Friday.


Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election 14 Feb 2019

CHISINAU/BRUSSELS Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity.

Russia can weather possible new U.S. sanctions, minister says 14 Feb 2019

MOSCOW Russia has the tools to shield its economy from possible new U.S. sanctions, and the central bank and finance ministry have already created a buffer to protect the country's banks, the Russian finance minister said on Thursday.


U.S. judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief breached plea deal 14 Feb 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday. | Video


Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit - sources

MONTREAL/SEOUL The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.