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Federal prosecutors in New York told the judge overseeing the case against former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman that there are seven phones tied to them that the FBI still cannot access. The disclosure was made at an arraignment held earlier this week on a superseding indictment that was filed in September of this year. Parnas, Fruman and another man, Andrey Kukushin, all pleaded not guilty to the new indictment. An indictment unsealed the next day accused the pair of making illegal straw donations, including $325,000 to a pro-Trump political action committee. But it could be the summer or next fall before a Parnas' trial, which had been slated for March 1, takes place.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, Andrey Kukushin, Nicolas Roos, Organizations: FBI, U.S, Dulles International, Trump, of Locations: New York, Vienna, Washington, Nevada, U.S, Ukraine, Southern, of New York, Manhattan
Russia to Germany gas pipeline targeted in U.S. defense bill
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Timothy Gardner | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual U.S. defense policy bill unveiled by lawmakers late on Thursday contains sanctions that backers say will halt one of Russia’s biggest projects in Europe: the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. FILE PHOTO: Pipes for the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline are stored on a site at the port of Mukran in Sassnitz, Germany, September 10, 2020. Russia says the project to deliver gas under the Baltic Sea to Europe via Germany will begin operating next year. Nord Stream 2 did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In September, the world’s largest group of shipping insurers said they would not insure vessels involved in Nord Stream 2.
Persons: Hannibal Hanschke, Donald Trump’s, Trump, , Obama, Biden, Daniel Vajdich Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Gazprom, Europe U.S, National Defense, U.S . House, Representatives, Senate, Trump, U.S, Yorktown Solutions, Kremlin, European Commission, International Group of Protection, London Locations: U.S, Europe, Mukran, Sassnitz, Germany, Russia, Baltic, Ukraine, Nord, Turkey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign paid nearly $9 million in its so-far unsuccessful bid to overturn the results of the presidential election, including nearly $2.3 million to lawyers and consultants who helped bring a series of longshot court cases. In October, Ellis, a senior legal adviser to the campaign, was paid $138,258, according to a previous filing. Spokesmen for Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to questions. Trump’s campaign reported that it had raised more than $207 million since the election. Another firm, Marks & Sokolov, of Philadelphia, received $161,841.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Jenna Ellis, Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani, Joe Biden’s, , Kasowitz Benson Torres, Marc Kasowitz, Sokolov, Ihor, ” Bruce Marks, “ I’m, that’s, ” Marks, Marks, Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, Trump, Federal, FEC, U.S, Appeals, Marks, Reuters Locations: Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukrainian
Russia protests charges against state media journalists in Latvia
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Andrius Sytas | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov listens during Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File PhotoVILNIUS (Reuters) - Russia protested on Friday after Latvia charged several journalists from the Rossiya Segodnya news agency with violating European Union sanctions. The journalists were charged because of their association with Dmitry Kiselyov, who heads Rossiya Segodnya, said Sputnik Latvia, a subsidiary of Rossiya Segodnya. “We consider such actions of intimidation against journalists unacceptable”, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, was quoted as saying by Baltnews, another Rossiya Segodnya outlet. Rossiya Segodnya said it intended to ask international and European organisations to react “to actions by the Latvian government against journalists” which it said violated freedom of speech.
Persons: Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin's, Evgenia, Dmitry Kiselyov, Rossiya Segodnya, , Vladimir Putin’s, Baltnews, Latvia’s Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Sputnik, Kremlin, EU, State Security Service, NATO, RT Locations: Moscow, Russia, VILNIUS, Latvia, Sputnik Latvia, Rossiya, Crimea, Ukraine, Russian, Latvian, Baltic States, Lithuania, Estonia, Soviet, Kiselyov
President Donald Trump is considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 close associates before he leaves office in January, Politico reported on Thursday. President Donald Trump is weighing issuing preemptive pardons to as many as 20 close associates, Politico reported on Thursday. Trump has expressed particular concern about a pair of fraud investigations that the New York attorney general's office and the Manhattan district attorney's office are conducting. Trump is likely more concerned about the New York investigations because while the president's pardon power is extraordinarily broad, it does not apply to state-level or local offenses. Both investigations — one civil and one criminal — are focused on the Trump family's business dealings, the Trump Organization, and the president's personal finances.
Persons: Donald Trump, preemptively pardoning, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, — Donald Jr, Eric —, Jared Kushner, Politico's, It's, Joe Biden, Giuliani, Marie Yovanovitch, Biden's, Hunter, Biden, Hunter Biden, That's Rudy, Robert Mueller's, Hillary Clinton's, Kushner, Paul Manafort, Eric Trump Organizations: Politico, New York Times, The New York Times, New, Trump, Trump Organization, Manhattan US, Office, CNN, FBI, Burisma Holdings, NBC News, Washington Post, Trump Jr, Senate Intelligence, Times, Manhattan Locations: New York, Manhattan, Washington, York, Ukraine, Russian, New, Ukrainian
CHISINAU (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of Moldova’s incoming president Maia Sandu protested on Thursday against a move by parliament to strip her of control of the intelligence service weeks before she takes office. FILE PHOTO: Maia Sandu, winner of the second round of a presidential election, attends a news conference in Chisinau, Moldova November 16, 2020. Sandu has described the move to strip her office of control of the Information and Security Service as “an attempt to usurp power” and hobble her presidency. Inside parliament, proceedings were suspended after lawmakers from Sandu’s party, supported by others, blocked the central rostrum. Sandu struck a conciliatory tone following her election victory and addressed supporters in Russian at the rally.
Persons: Maia Sandu, Vladislav Culiomza, Igor Dodon, hobble, , , Sandu’s, Dodon Organizations: REUTERS, World Bank, European Union, Socialist, Security Service, Socialists, Romanian Locations: CHISINAU, Chisinau, Moldova, Moscow, West, Russia, Ukraine, EU, Romania, Sandu’s, Russian, Transdniestria
Here is an overview of Trump’s pardon power, which is sweeping but not absolute. The nation’s founders saw the pardon power as a way to show mercy and serve the public good. COULD TRUMP PARDON HIS CHILDREN AND INNER CIRCLE? It is legal for Trump to pardon his inner circle, including members of his family. CAN TRUMP PARDON HIMSELF?
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Could Trump preemptively pardon his family — or even himself?
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Jan Wolfe | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The nation’s founders saw the pardon power as a way to show mercy and serve the public good. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoCOULD TRUMP PARDON HIS CHILDREN AND INNER CIRCLE? It is legal for Trump to pardon his inner circle, including members of his family. CAN TRUMP PARDON HIMSELF? Trump could try to pardon himself preemptively to cover the possibility of prosecution after he leaves office.
Persons: Donald Trump’s pardoning, Michael Flynn, Trump, Rudy Giuliani, , , Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump, Yuri Gripas, Bill Clinton, Roger, Clinton, Marc Rich, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, absolving Nixon, Cyrus Vance, Vance, Letitia James, James, Michael Cohen, Eric Trump, Republican Trump, James ’, Giuliani, ” Giuliani, ’ ”, Brian Kalt, preemptively, Kalt, Ford Organizations: Reuters, New York Times, Times, U.S, Supreme, dodgers ”, REUTERS, Democratic Party, TRUMP, GIULIANI, Manhattan, Trump, Trump Organization, Democrat, New, Republican, Twitter, Michigan State University Locations: Vietnam, U.S, Washington, Camp David, Arkansas, New York, Manhattan, Ukraine
Opinion | Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Eric Posner | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The problem with this agenda is that there is little evidence that Mr. Trump did commit crimes as president. The most plausible charge is that Mr. Trump obstructed justice by interfering with, and possibly lying to, Robert Mueller and his investigators. Critics also argue that Mr. Trump may have broken the law by threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government announced the opening of an investigation into the Bidens. A third possible charge is that Mr. Trump corruptly mixed his financial affairs with government business. No former president has ever been prosecuted for crimes committed during his tenure.
Persons: Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Critics Organizations: Justice Department Locations: Ukraine, Ukrainian
Ivanka Trump arrives to introduce her father, US President Donald Trump during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Total Sports Park on November 1, 2020, in Washington, Michigan. Last January, AG Karl Racine announced he was suing the Trump Inaugural Committee, The Trump Organization and the Trump International Hotel "for blatantly and unlawfully abusing nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family." "This came as a result of coordination between Inaugural Committee Deputy Chairman Rick Gates, Trump International Hotel management, and members of the Trump family." "This week spent 5+ hours in a deposition with the Democrat D.C. AG's office where they questioned the rates charged by the Trump Hotel at the inauguration," Ivanka Trump griped in her tweet Thursday. Garten and a White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC on Thursday about Ivanka Trump's tweet.
Persons: Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Trump, Ivanka, defaming, Eric Trump, Joe Biden, Karl Racine, Racine, Rick Gates, , Jared Kushner —, Patricia Tang, Ramsey Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe, Gates, Paul Manafort, Damelincourt, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Lady Melania Trump, elect's, Winston Wolkoff, Alan Garten, Trump's, Donald Trump Jr, Marc Kasowitz, Donald Jr, Cyrus Vance's, Vance, Kasowitz Organizations: Sports Park, D.C, White, Trump International, Manhattan District, New, Trump, Committee, The Trump Organization, Trump International Hotel, Democrat, Trump Hotel, Ivanka Trump, DC, Trump Organization, NBC News, CNBC, ProPublica, WNYC, & $ Locations: Washington , Michigan, Washington, New York, York, Ukraine, Gates, PE's, Manhattan
President Donald Trump discussed with advisors preemptive pardons for his three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump — as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, The New York Times reported Tuesday. It remains unclear what potential crimes the president could be preemptively pardoning. President Donald Trump discussed preemptive pardons for his three eldest children, his son-in-law, and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with advisors, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The news that Trump was considering pardoning his children was reported earlier Tuesday by ABC News. While constitutionally, presidents enjoy broad pardoning power, no president has tried to grant pardons for federal crimes not yet committed.
Persons: Donald Trump, — Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Biden, , Bill Clinton, Robert Mueller, Giuliani, Sean Hannity, Hannity, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone Organizations: The New York Times, New York Times, Justice Department, Ivanka Trump —, White, The Times, ABC News, Business, Times, Twitter, Fox News, FBI Locations: Ukraine
(Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Looking for business books to inspire you or even to give as gifts? Here are the top business books of the year, according to The Financial Times and McKinsey, including their Business Book of the Year winner for 2020 and the five runners up for the award. 'No Filter: The Inside Story of How Instagram Transformed Business, Celebrity and our Culture'"No Filter," by Bloomberg reporter Sara Frier, was named the winner of the 2020 Business Book of the Year by the Financial Times and McKinsey on Tuesday. In the book, Frier details how Systrom and Krieger grew frustrated with Facebook's culture after the acquisition and ultimately quit. The book was published in September.
Persons: Valera Golovniov, Sara Frier, Sarah Frier, Craig Barritt, Frier, Instagram, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Krieger, Kevin Sneader, Anne Case, Angus Deaton, Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer, Hastings, Rebecca Henderson's, Henderson, Jill Lepore, John F Organizations: Getty, Financial Times, McKinsey, Bloomberg, Technology, Facebook, Netflix, Harvard, Simulmatics Corporation, The New York Times, Young, Automation Locations: UKRAINE, New York City
OSCE states set to end impasse over vacant senior positions, U.S. says
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Member states failed this year to agree to renew the three-year terms of staff in four key roles, including the OSCE’s top full-time position of secretary general. That impasse has left those posts vacant since July. Like other Vienna-based international organisations, the OSCE prefers to reach decisions by consensus, or unanimity. That means in-fighting among its European, Central Asian and North American member states can easily leave it deadlocked. The candidate for secretary general is Helga Schmid, a German diplomat who currently has the same title at the European Union’s foreign policy office.
Persons: OSCE James Gilmore, , Helga Schmid, Gilmore, , that’s, ” Gilmore Organizations: Organization, Security, Cooperation, OSCE, Central Locations: VIENNA, Europe, Russia, United States, U.S, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno, Karabakh, Vienna, Central Asian, German, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Italy,
Perdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +29 min
SEE NEW POSTSPerdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending WASHINGTON — There's been an enormous amount of money pouring into Georgia ahead of the two pivotal Senate runoffs in the state, with one of the races already slated to shatter Senate advertising spending records. Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff hold a campaign rally in Marietta on Nov. 15, 2020. Trump announced Rex Tillerson as his nominee 36 days after Election Day, and Obama named Hillary Clinton 28 days after Election Day. I have served on the Committee for 22 years, and I am its most senior member who does not currently serve atop another Senate Committee,” Durbin wrote in a statement. Senate Republican and House Democratic party rules do not allow a top member of leadership to also hold a committee chair.
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NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China, report to say
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The report "NATO 2030," prepared by a group of so-called wise persons and containing 138 proposals, comes amid growing doubts about the purpose and relevance of an alliance branded last year by French President Emmanuel Macron as "brain dead." The 30-member alliance could also forge closer ties with non-NATO countries such as Australia and focus more on deterrence in space, where China is developing assets, the report suggests. NATO should consider including China in NATO's official master strategy document, its "Strategic Concept", diplomats cited the report as saying, though it will stop short of declaring the country an adversary. TensionsIn other recommendations, the report will suggest that NATO foreign ministers meet more regularly and will call for a strengthening of the secretary-general's role as an international mediator. The report will be discussed by NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday before being presented to the alliance's heads of state and government next year.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Jens Stoltenberg, China's, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Organizations: NATO, NBC, NATO —, Trump Locations: China, Russia, NATO, Africa, Australia, Russian, Soviet, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe
Rudy Giuliani has talked to President Donald Trump about the possibility of receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office in January, The New York Times reported. Giuliani, who is Trump's personal defense lawyer, discussed the president the pardon as recently as last week, but it wasn't the first conversation they had about it, per The Times. President Donald Trump's longtime personal defense attorney, Rudy Giuliani, talked to the president about receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. While pressuring the Ukrainian government, Trump froze nearly $400 million in vital military aid and dangled a White House meeting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky desperately sought. The former New York mayor is currently spearheading the Trump campaign's faltering legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, Giuliani, Marie Yovanovitch, Donald Trump's, Robert Costello, He's, that's, Joe Biden, Hunter, Yovanovitch, Volodymyr Zelensky, haven't Organizations: The New York Times, Times, New, New York Times, The, Manhattan US, Embassy, Trump, Republican, Georgia — Locations: New York, Ukraine, Michigan, Wisconsin , Pennsylvania, Arizona , Nevada, Georgia, Arizona
The National Thanksgiving Turkey Corn stands by as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 73rd annual presentation (and pardoning) in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. Hannah McKay | ReutersPresident Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani recently talked to the president about possibly receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, according to a report Tuesday. That is the same Manhattan federal prosecutor's office that Giuliani led in the 1980s, before getting elected New York City mayor in 1993. The Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported that Giuliani talked to Trump about a preemptive pardon as recently as last week. Although rare, it is legal for a president to pardon people for federal crimes before those people have actually been charged with such acts.
Persons: Donald Trump, Hannah McKay, Donald Trump's, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Giuliani, Joe Biden's, Biden, Hunter Biden, Hunter, Robert Costello, Joe Biden, Eduardo Munoz Organizations: White, The New York Times, Trump, Electoral, CNBC, Times, U.S, Attorney's, Southern, of, New York City, The, Former New York City, Democratic U.S Locations: Washington , U.S, of New York, Manhattan, Ukraine, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, U.S
Credit Credit... Anna Moneymaker for The New York TimesAs uncertainty grows, Biden announces economic team and Congress kick-starts stimulus talks. — Jeanna Smialek andBiden and Harris will introduce their economic team, with women in top spots. Mr. Biden is poised to enter the White House at a time of national crisis amid the worsening virus outbreak. Mr. Biden also selected Janet L. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, to be his Treasury Secretary. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden.
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph R, Biden, Anna Moneymaker, , Trump’s, Biden’s, Janet L, Jerome H, Powell, Steven Mnuchin, Mnuchin, Nancy Pelosi, Susan Collins, Joe Manchin, , Mr, Yellen, Jared Bernstein, Obama, Heather Boushey, Cecilia Rouse, — Glenn Thrush, Tasos Katopodis, Mitch McConnell, ” Mr, Manchin, Democratic Senators Mark Warner of, Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Angus King of Maine, Bill Cassidy of, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Pelosi, Luke Broadwater, Steven T, Al Drago, , Mark Warner, Warner, — Jeanna Smialek, Harris, Jay Mallin, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Ms, Rouse, Clinton, Tanden, I’m, Adewale Adeyemo, Adeyemo, Barack Obama, Bernstein, Boushey, Hillary Clinton, — Hailey Fuchs, Giuliani, Trump, Rudolph W, Erin Schaff, The New York Times Rudolph W, Christianne Allen, “ Mayor Giuliani, Giuliani’s, Robert Costello, “ He’s, that’s, George Washington, Gerald R, Ford, Richard M, Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Michael T, Flynn, — Maggie Haberman, Jeffrey D, Zients, Stephen Crowley, New York Times Jeffrey D, Jeff Hauser, Doug Mills, Tony Allen, coy, — Michael D, breathlessly, Tim Murtaugh, — Shane Goldmacher, Jon Ossoff, David Perdue, Nicole Craine, Raphael Warnock, Jan, Jamaal Bowman, Bowman, Stacey Abrams, Eric Johnson, Kelly Loeffler, Stephen Morton, Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger, Kemp, Kemp “, , , ’ ”, Buzz Brockway, don’t, Lisa Lerer, Richard Fausset Organizations: Biden, Trump, Video, Credit, The New York Times, Treasury, Fed, Federal, Banking, Democrat, Democrats, Republicans, White, Democratic, Biden’s, Economic Advisers, ., Republican, Capitol, Democratic Senators, Lawmakers, Federal Reserve, Banking Committee, Mr, of Economic Advisers, Bloomberg, Getty, Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, Economic Council, Management, Center for American, of Economic, Washington Center for Equitable, , National Economic Council, New York Times, Obama, Facebook, America, Wall, Business, U.S . Chamber, Commerce, Cranemere, Bain & Company, Advisory Board Company, Democratic Party, Pennsylvania, Delaware State University, Joint Chiefs, Staff, Save, Republican National Committee, Senate, Green, Deal, Sunrise Movement, New York Democrat, Georgia, Georgia Republicans, Associated Press, Gov, Twitter, Georgia Senate, Republican Party, White House Locations: Wilmington, Del, Maine, West Virginia, California, Kentucky, Democratic Senators Mark Warner of Virginia, New Hampshire, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Alaska, Utah, Washington, United States, Virginia, Princeton, New York, America, Manhattan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Georgia, David Perdue of Georgia,
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer who has led the most extensive efforts to damage his client’s political rivals and undermine the election results, discussed with the president as recently as last week the possibility of receiving a pre-emptive pardon before Mr. Trump leaves office, according to two people told of the discussion. The men have also talked previously about a pardon for Mr. Giuliani, according to the people. Mr. Trump has not indicated what he will do, one of the people said. Mr. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment. Christianne Allen, his spokeswoman, said, “Mayor Giuliani cannot comment on any discussions that he has with his client.”
Persons: Rudolph W, Giuliani, Trump’s, Trump, Mr, Christianne Allen, “ Mayor Giuliani, Organizations: Locations: Manhattan, Ukraine
(CNN) For the second time this season, Spanish giant Real Madrid has been stunned by Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Having lost 3-2 in October in Madrid, the 13-time winner fell 2-0 in Kiev on Tuesday thanks to a second half goals from Dentinho and Manor Solomon. The Brazilian forward, who came on as a first half substitute because of an injury to teammate Júnior Moraes, was the beneficiary of some sloppy defending from Rafael Varane and tapped home the first goal of the game. And it was another quick counterattack that carved Madrid open yet again, with Solomon driving from inside his own half before powering the ball home. A victory in Ukraine would have secured a last-16 spot for Madrid but defeat leaves it third in Group B with just one round of fixtures left.
Persons: Júnior Moraes, Rafael Varane, Solomon Organizations: CNN, Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League, Manor Solomon, Read Locations: Real Madrid, Madrid, Kiev, Dentinho, Ukraine
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Mr. Barr said. The move raised expectations that Mr. Trump will bestow clemency on other associates in his final weeks in office. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, Mr. Trump is hosting a party for the West Wing staff and their families. “Good,” Mr. Biden replied to a shouted query about how he was feeling, as he arrived at The Queen theater to deliver remarks. A Biden spokesman did not respond to more detailed questions about how the injury occurred — was Mr. Biden playing catch with his dog?
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Ukraine-born businessman who once helped Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani gather information about U.S. President-elect Joe Biden pleaded not guilty to cheating investors in a fraud-insurance company, even after his former partner in the venture pleaded guilty. FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas arrives for a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., February 3, 2020. Giuliani, now leading the Trump legal team’s push to overturn Biden’s presidential election win, told Reuters in October 2019 he was paid $500,000 for work he did for Fraud Guarantee. David Correia, who was Parnas’ partner in Fraud Guarantee, pleaded guilty on Oct. 29 to wire fraud conspiracy for cheating investors, and to making false statements to the Federal Election Commission. The case is U.S. v. Parnas et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden, Lev Parnas, Bryan R Smith, Paul Oetken, Giuliani, Igor Fruman, Parnas, Oetken, , , ” Oetken, Nicolas Roos, Biden, Hunter, Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, David Correia, Fruman, Trump’s, Andrey Kukushkin, Kukushkin Organizations: YORK, Manhattan Federal Court, REUTERS, U.S, District, Prosecutors, Trump, Reuters, New, Federal, Court, Southern District of Locations: Ukraine, American, Manhattan, New York, U.S, Belarus, Florida, New York City, Russian, Southern District, Southern District of New York
NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China - report
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Robin Emmott | Sabine Siebold | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
It is the rising power of our century and NATO must adapt,” said one NATO diplomat who has seen the report, pointing to Chinese activity in the Arctic and Africa and to its heavy investments in European infrastructure. The 30-member alliance could also forge closer ties with non-NATO countries such as Australia and focus more on deterrence in space, where China is developing assets, the report suggests. NATO should consider including China in NATO’s official master strategy document, its “Strategic Concept”, diplomats cited the report as saying, though it will stop short of declaring the country an adversary. TENSIONSIn other recommendations, the report will suggest that NATO foreign ministers meet more regularly and will call for a strengthening of the secretary-general’s role as an international mediator. The report will be discussed by NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday before being presented to the alliance’s heads of state and government next year.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, , Donald Trump’s ‘, Joe Biden Organizations: NATO, Trump Locations: BRUSSELS, BERLIN, China, Russia, “ China, NATO, Africa, Australia, Russian, Soviet Union, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe
FILE PHOTO: Lebanese medicine student Lara Mustafa is pictured at her dorm in this handout in Tver, Russia November 27, 2020. Mustafa and Hachem are among thousands of university students caught up in Lebanon’s financial crisis, which started in 2019 with popular protests against leaders whom demonstrators blamed for corruption and mismanaging the economy. American and French missionaries set up schools and universities in the 19th century that became platforms for young Lebanese to further their studies abroad. “Now I live in austerity, now I calculate every penny.”Slideshow ( 4 images )NO ACCESS TO MONEYSome parents of the thousands of Lebanese students abroad have been protesting outside the Banque du Liban (BDL), Lebanon’s central bank. “We are not only borrowing money from here, but also from (family) abroad to be able to send her money.
Persons: Lara Mustafa, Dinusha, Wassim Hachem, Mustafa, ” Mustafa, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, Nidaa Hassan, , Nidaa, , ’ Mohammad Kassar, ” Kassar, Nadia Moussa, Wael Dib Hajj, I’ve Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Banque du Liban, Central Bank Governor, , Yale Locations: BEIRUT, Russia, Tver, Handout, Lebanon, Beirut, Ukraine
MOSCOW/CHISINAU (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed calls by Moldova’s incoming president, Maia Sandu, for Russian troops to withdraw from the breakaway region of Transdniestria, saying it would be seriously destabilising. FILE PHOTO: Maia Sandu, winner of the second round of a presidential election, attends a news conference in Chisinau, Moldova November 16, 2020. Sandu struck a conciliatory tone after her victory but on Monday called for Russian troops in Transdniestria to be removed in favour of civilian monitors under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia expected the authorities in Chisinau to remain constructive. The separatist region fought a brief war with Moldova in 1992 and declared itself an independent state, though it remains unrecognised by any country, including Russia.
Persons: Maia Sandu, Vladislav Culiomza Sandu, Igor Dodon, Vladimir Putin, Sandu, Dmitry Peskov, ” Peskov Organizations: REUTERS, World Bank, European Union, Kremlin, Organization for Security, Chisinau, EU Locations: MOSCOW, CHISINAU, Transdniestria, Chisinau, Moldova, Soviet, Ukraine, EU, Romania, Europe, Russia, Moscow, Soviet Union, Brussels
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