February 17, 2019

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Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran deals

Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran dealsA Turkish-Iranian gold trader paid millions of dollars in bribes to Ankara's former economy minister to facilitate illegal gold transactions with sanctions-hit Iran, the trader testified on Wednesday. Reza Zarrab had been due to go on trial Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, but the prosecution made clear that Zarrab was, instead, their star witness. The lone man in the dock is now Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla, accused of violating sanctions against Iran, bribery and money laundering.


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Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran deals

Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran dealsA Turkish-Iranian gold trader paid millions of dollars in bribes to Ankara's former economy minister to facilitate illegal gold transactions with sanctions-hit Iran, the trader testified on Wednesday. Reza Zarrab had been due to go on trial Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, but the prosecution made clear that Zarrab was, instead, their star witness. The lone man in the dock is now Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla, accused of violating sanctions against Iran, bribery and money laundering.


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Jared Kushner: Donald Trump's son-in-law reportedly meets with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation team

Jared Kushner: Donald Trump's son-in-law reportedly meets with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation teamJared Kushner has reportedly met with the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which is probing potential connections between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. According to CNN, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the primary topic of conversation between investigators and Mr Kushner, a top aide to Donald Trump who is also the President’s son-in-law. Mr Flynn, who stepped down not long into his tenure after it was revealed he had failed to disclose previous contacts with the Russian government, has reportedly attracted scrutiny over his consulting work for foreign clients.


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What the Pearl Harbor Attack Can Teach Us About the North Korea Crisis

What the Pearl Harbor Attack Can Teach Us About the North Korea CrisisThe North Korean problem evokes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). If North Korea launched a missile with a nuclear weapon toward an American city or military installation, how much warning time would the US have? It remains unclear, but with the latest North Korean launch, we can be sure that warning time is decreasing and the threat of war is increasing – perhaps in tandem, as North Korean technological prowess grows.


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Donald Trump 'continues to promote Barack Obama birther conspiracy,' senator claims

Donald Trump 'continues to promote Barack Obama birther conspiracy,' senator claimsDonald Trump has reportedly continued to promote the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not born in America despite disavowing the lie during the campaign. Before declaring his candidacy, Mr Trump actively embraced the discredited notion that Mr Obama, his predecessor and a Democrat, was not born in the United States and was thus ineligible to be president. The so-called “birther” theory persisted even after the White House released Mr Obama’s birth certificate verifying that he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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