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MOSCOW | Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova’s Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday in an election that pits the president’s Socialists’ Party against the Democratic Party and … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A judge has imposed a full gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone after he posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Thursday she believes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. She promised to throw him behind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

MOSCOW | Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

MOSCOW (AP) — Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money. The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 million subscribers, launched some elaborate construction efforts last month by announcing … Continue reading MOSCOW | Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for Andrew McCabe says an investigation into whether the former FBI deputy director made false statements remains open. Michael Bromwich says McCabe’s legal team has been in touch with federal prosecutors in Washington handling the case. Bromwich joined McCabe for a wide-ranging discussion with reporters Thursday. The Justice Department inspector … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigation

MOSCOW | Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia’s republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria’s Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. In 2013, Syrian government forces captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque, which sustained heavy damage in the fighting. Authorities of Russia’s mostly Muslim republic undertook the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

MOSCOW | US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained last week and jailed for two months pending … Continue reading MOSCOW | US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor