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Michael Calvey detained in Russia on fraud charges

Michael Calvey, senior partner of the private equity group Baring Vostok, attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, 24 May 2018. (Pool / Reuters) MOSCOW – Michael Calvey, one of the most prominent American business leaders based in Russia, was detained here on suspicion of fraud, a Moscow court said Friday. Calvey's private equity firm …

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Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil’s Vale

Image copyright Reuters Picture caption In some areas the mud reaches up to 15 meters deep Eight employees of the Brazilian mining giant Vale were arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the breaking of a dam last month. The breaking of the Feijao dam, which was used to collect mining waste, killed at least 166 people in the …

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Israeli leader Netanyahu, after meeting with Pence, forced to spend extra night in Poland after plane breaks down

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly meeting of the government in Jerusalem on Sunday, February 3, 2019. (Ronen Zvulun / Pool Photo via AP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to spend Thursday evening in Warsaw, Poland, after problems with his plane. The El Al plane on which the prime minister and his entire entourage were destined to …

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ISIS: Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

Joseph Votel, the principal American general in the Middle East, also said that the forces supported by the United States on the ground in Syria were not ready to handle the threat of ISIS alone. "It would not have been my military advice at that particular moment … I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," said Votel of the …

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GOP senators demand Mike Pompeo investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s death

In an astonishing rebuke to President Donald Trump, almost all the Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Thursday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to provide a full investigation into the death of the Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The request came after the committee legislators invoked the 2016 Global Magnitsky Act in October in response to Khashoggi's …

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Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses to quit

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Jovenel Moise has been in power since 2017 Haitian President Jovenel Moise said he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers," amid continuing protests. He broke his silence in a TV address after a week of violence in which at least seven people were killed. …

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U.S.-China Trade Talks End With Little Visible Progress

BEIJING – High-level talks between US and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Friday afternoon, with no immediate announcements from both sides, according to an American government official, as two weeks remain until the end of President Trump for a United States resolution trade conflict with China. It was not immediately clear whether Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, and …

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Kashmir attack: India says Pakistan had ‘direct hand’ in deadly convoy strike

After a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated in a statement that India would launch "all possible diplomatic steps" to "ensure complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan , of which incontrovertible evidence is available to have a direct hand in this gruesome terrorist incident. " Jaitley added that India would degrade diplomatic …

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Jewish leaders skeptical of Omar’s apology

R ep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Has failed to quell the concerns of Jewish leaders and groups, both at the national level and in his district, which has learned from his recent controversial comments many considered anti-Semitic. The Jewish leaders told Washington Examiner that they consider his excuses insufficient and fear that he is not unrepentant. "I think the pattern we …

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