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2 November 2017 5:08 PM Former Trump campaign chair, aide due back in court Thursday on Russia probe charges

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called prosecutors’ characterization of the case against him “embellished” and filled with “loose talk” before a scheduled return to federal court Thursday afternoon, three days after being arraigned on charges brought by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A federal judge is expected 31

1 November 2017 12:46 PM South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president

Seoul - South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared on Wednesday. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang 39

1 November 2017 11:28 AM Israel in top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Israel made it to the top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017, trailing only Russia, Austria, China, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Switzerland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said in an interview with the IsraGeo magazine, BelTA has learned. “Belarus maintains 30

1 November 2017 11:12 AM Hope for Belarus' stronger stance in international trade after WTO accession

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – I hope that the accession to the World Trade Organization will strengthen Belarus' positions in the international trade, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with a WTO delegation on 1 November, BelTA has learned. “Belarus' membership in the WTO will help fortify our positions in the international trade 8

1 November 2017 6:29 AM The Latest: Prosecutors say Manafort financial reports vary

Federal prosecutors have released new information about Paul Manafort’s financial holdings. The information comes one day after Manafort appeared in court on charges including money laundering and other financial crimes. In a court filing, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the precise value of Manafort’s assets is hard to quantify 36

31 October 2017 8:05 PM How Close Are Trump and Manafort? They Go Way, Way Back

Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the White House has already begun to revive its efforts to distance itself from Manafort and play down the role he had on the campaign. Manafort worked on the Trump campaign for five crucial months in 2016, and was its chairman 43

31 October 2017 6:52 PM John Yoo: Trump Can Pardon Manafort. He Shouldn’t

Mr. Trump tweeted on Monday that “this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign.” That’s true. But the very absence of a link to Mr. Manafort’s performance as Trump campaign chairman underscores the fact that Mr. Mueller has not brought the charges out of political bias. Mr. Trump ran on a campaign to “drain the swamp” of influence-peddling 37

31 October 2017 5:43 PM Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’

Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump's former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. “All the networks except Fox are reporting what’s really going on... It appears they don't 9

31 October 2017 2:52 PM Trump Belittles ‘Low Level’ Adviser Who Tried to Connect With Russia

“The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm,” Mr. Trump wrote. “What he know about Crooked Dems is earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!” Mr. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were charged in a 12-count 41

31 October 2017 1:34 PM The Russia Scandal: Your Guide

Some senior campaign officials were clearly willing to talk with the Russians. The documents released yesterday suggest as much. So does Donald Trump Jr.’s previously reported meeting with a Russian lawyer who had promised dirt on Clinton. For now, these conversations seem to be separate from the charges filed against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign 40