Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is under increasing pressure to cooperate with criminal prosecutors investigating the campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin following reports that his chief lieutenant will testify against him. Several US media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and CNN, reported that Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and lobbyist, has struck […]

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s new president

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s new president

JOHANNESBURG — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa’s new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. “I will try very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa,” Ramaphosa said […]

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

ANKARA, Turkey — The specter of a U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria loomed over Thursday’s meeting between the top American diplomat and Turkey’s leader as the two NATO allies scrambled to ease some of their worst tensions in years. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is fuming over U.S. assistance to Kurdish fighters near his country’s border. […]

‘3 Billboards’ protest in London for high-rise fire victims

‘3 Billboards’ protest in London for high-rise fire victims

LONDON — Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police. Three mobile billboards were driven through the British capital Thursday on behalf of the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign. The group was set up after fire ravaged the Grenfell Tower […]

Trump may release a prisoner from Guantanamo

Trump may release a prisoner from Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail Donald Trump said he wanted to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” But President Trump may actually oversee a slight decrease in the population. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, a 42-year-old Saudi citizen who has been held at the […]

Immigrant faces deportation after calling police for help

Immigrant faces deportation after calling police for help

A father-of-three in Washington state who called 911 simply to report a trespasser was “hand-delivered” by local police into the custody of federal immigration officials, his lawyer charged on Tuesday. Wilson Rodriguez, 32, called police early last Thursday morning after he saw someone trespassing on his property and looking into his car and house in […]

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