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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into “peril” by commenting on the probe, reported Reuters. “I would just say…

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Donald Trump defends Michael Flynn’s Russia contacts as ‘lawful’

NEWS DESK: US President Donald Trump has declared that Michael Flynn’s actions contacts with Russian officials after the election in 2016 were “lawful” in the wake of his former national security advisers guilty plea for lying to the FBI, reported The Independent. Mr Flynn was the first member of Mr Trump’s administration to plead guilty…

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How did Las Vegas shooter get his arsenal? Easily, and legally

Washington: Forty-seven firearms from three locations. Piles of ammunition, and devices that converted assault rifles to automatic weapons that fired like machine guns.   How did Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who shot and killed 58 people from his 32nd story hotel window, amass an arsenal of firearms? In the United States, and particularly in…

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Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders: CNN

WASHINGTON: U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, also reported that prosecutors told Manafort they planned to indict him. Federal agents had raided Manafort’s Virginia house in July….

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Comey defers answer about Trump, Russia collusion

Sacked FBI director James Comey on Thursday refrained from answering a question on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to sway the outcome of last year’s US election. In explosive testimony that threatens the future of Trump’s young presidency, Comey gave details about an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election…

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Embattled Trump tells supporters ‘we are going to fight and win’

President Donald Trump rallied die-hard supporters behind a message of defiance Thursday, after explosive sworn testimony about his behavior by his ex-FBI director. Without referring to James Comey’s sworn Senate testimony directly, Trump vowed to fight his enemies and knock back attempts to derail his presidency. They will “not divert us from this righteous cause,…

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Comey slams White House ‘lies’ in blockbuster testimony

Ousted FBI chief James Comey accused the White House of lies and defamation Thursday, in explosive testimony that painted Donald Trump as dishonest and operating far outside presidential norms. During almost three hours of blockbuster sworn testimony to a Senate panel, Comey described himself as “stunned” by Trump’s “very disturbing” and “very concerning” behavior during…

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Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday. Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker…

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China killed CIA sources, hobbled US spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT

BEIJING: China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Special counsel to probe Trump-Russia links: US Justice Department

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice Wednesday named a former head of the FBI as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with Donald Trump’s team.

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Trump defends firing of FBI director, pledges ‘far better’ replacement

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Republican president’s abrupt move on Tuesday stunned Washington and was swiftly condemned…

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Hillary blames Putin, FBI chief for election loss

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton on Tuesday laid the blame for her defeat in last year’s White House race squarely at the feet of FBI director James Comey and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying they had “scared off” voters. The Democrat, speaking at a charity luncheon in New York, said she took “absolute personal responsibility” for a series…

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‘No role of Finance Ministry in Panama JIT’

WASHINGTON: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has assured that his ministry would not have any role in the Panama case investigation against Prime Minister and his family, Samaa reported. On April 20, Supreme Court ordered constitution of a joint investigation team under Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s corruption and his…

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Indecent children videos: Physical remand of culprit granted

LAHORE: Pervert who has been arrested for selling indecent videos of children has been remanded into police custody on Thursday. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) also recorded his statement. The foreign-operated group has been involved in this heinous racket in Pakistan especially Sargodha for four years now. The culprit used to receive huge sums of money…

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Video: Scandal of immoral children videos

Dark Room is a notorious group involved in the racket of indecent videos of children. One of the group operatives, Sadaat Ameen, has been captured in Sargodha raid by FIA team. Watch more in this report.

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Indecent children videos: FIA arrests pervert in Sargodha

SARGODHA: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a suspected man who is involved in selling indecent video recordings of children to foreign countries. It is suspected that the accused belongs to a notorious group ‘Dark Room’ located in Scandinavia. It should be mentioned here that the FIA launched the action over complaint lodged by Norwegian embassy…

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FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

WASHINGTON: Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced first responders. Twenty-seven pictures from that day depict the crushed walls, blazing fires and eviscerated interiors of the seat of the US Department of Defense. The American Airlines jet that struck…

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WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears the US spy agency…

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FBI chief confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team

FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year’s presidential election and notably Moscow’s possible collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign. He also rejected Trump’s claim that predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped his Trump Tower in New York, saying both the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

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Trump tweets Russia collusion claims ‘fake news’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday shot down as “fake news” allegations that he worked with Russia, which US intelligence says tried to tilt the US election in Trump’s favor. His tweet came just as the chiefs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency were to testify before Congress about ties…

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FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

WASHINGTON: The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress on Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security…

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