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Ex-Trump aide Manafort had 'huge dumpster of hidden money,' jury told


ALEXANDRIA, Va. Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, urging a jury to convict U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than on the testimony of a former protege. | Video


Russia's Putin to attend Austrian minister's wedding on Aug 18 15 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Austria on Aug. 18 to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Some Russian ships stop cargoes to Ukraine after tanker detained- sources 15 Aug 2018

MOSCOW/KIEV Some Russian ships have stopped transporting cargo to Ukraine, deeming it risky after a Russian tanker was detained in a Ukrainian port as Kiev made good on sanctions against Moscow, two sources at shipowners said.


Trump adviser Bolton to meet Russians next week in Geneva 14 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON White House national security adviser John Bolton will meet Russian officials in Geneva next week as a follow-up to the summit meeting that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had in Helsinki last month, the White House said.


Ruble slump hits Russians' wallets, not their support for Putin 14 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Alexei Nikolayev, one of more than 56 million Russians who re-elected President Vladimir Putin in March, is already counting the likely cost of a weaker ruble: less spending power abroad, higher prices at home, and another round of belt tightening.


In Siberia, former city dwellers find harmony in cheesemaking 14 Aug 2018

SIZAYA, Russia When Alexei Dubovets and his wife Natalia Kurochkina yearned for a change from Russian city life, they moved to a village in Siberia and began to dabble in the art of cheesemaking.


Manafort trial moves to defence as U.S. prosecutors wrap up 14 Aug 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he evaded taxes and defrauded banks, with the defence set to decide on Tuesday if it will call any witnesses. | Video


U.S. rests its case against former Trump aide Manafort 13 Aug 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony detailing how he avoided taxes on at least $16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up.


Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine and energy 13 Aug 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany during talks near Berlin on Saturday, a German government spokesman said.


Kremlin says backs use of national currencies for bilateral trade 13 Aug 2018

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia favoured bilateral trade with all countries in their national currencies, rather than the dollar, but that the idea needed detailed work before being implemented.


Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster

GENOA, Italy Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.