Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts

Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts

Joseph Mifsud, a London-based academic from Malta, also boasted of his connections with Moscow and talked about how he had dinner in a small group with President Vladimir Putin, the business contact told CNN. Mifsud matches the profile of “Foreign Contact 1” in the legal complaint against George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with foreign contacts. According to unsealed court papers Papadopoulos held a series of meetings in early 2016 with “Foreign Contact 1,” also described as “the…

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8 dead after truck rams bike riders in New York City

8 dead after truck rams bike riders in New York City

After crashing the truck into a school bus, the suspect exited the vehicle while displaying imitation firearms and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer, according to the NYPD. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, is in police custody and was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said. The incident is being investigated as terrorism, officials said. Witnesses reported the suspect was yelling “Allahu Akbar,” according to four law enforcement sources. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is taking over the lead of the investigation. • The suspect…

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UK police widen Harvey Weinstein investigation: reports

UK police widen Harvey Weinstein investigation: reports

Posted November 01, 2017 01:09:43 British police have widened their investigation into sexual assault claims against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, according to local media reports. Key points: Incidents reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015 New York and LA police also investigating Weinstein British Film Institute has stripped Weinstein of its highest honour Citing unidentified sources, the reports said London’s Metropolitan Police was now investigating allegations by seven women over incidents that reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015. Police said on Tuesday that officers from its…

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Sunken trawler survivor Ruben McDornan honours mates at Cairns vigil

Sunken trawler survivor Ruben McDornan honours mates at Cairns vigil

By Tim Swanston Posted November 01, 2017 08:30:03 Photo: Ruben McDornan throws his arm towards the sky in memory of his friends at the Cairns vigil (ABC News: Tim Swanston) Related Story: ‘Our hearts are broken’: Family of trawler victim pay tribute as search continues The sole survivor of an incident that saw a trawler sink in rough seas off central Queensland has paid an emotional tribute to his dead and missing mates at a candlelight vigil in Cairns. The event, held on Tuesday night and attended by several hundred…

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Man bashed by thugs for his Mercedes

Man bashed by thugs for his Mercedes

A PERTH man remains in hospital with serious head and facial injuries after he was attacked in his own home by three thugs.  Police say the trio broke into the 62-year-old’s home on Armadale Crescent in Coolbinia in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The group smashed their way into the man’s home and when he confronted them, they bashed him before stealing the keys to a black Mercedes. The trio then went for a joyride in the car, doing burnouts in surrounding suburbs as the 62-year-old lay injured at…

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