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Manafort is a figure in an FBI and congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, and he has offered to testify before both the House and Senate intelligence committees. Investigators are known to have examined aspects of his finances, including bank accounts he had in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus; there is no indication his recent loans are part of the inquiry.
  • Borussia Dortmund: Thomas Tuchel says club 'ignored' over Monaco tie

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    Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel was strongly critical of Uefa's decision to reschedule the game at such short notice, and Sahin's post-match interview put the team's emotions into real perspective. Dortmund's compact stadium, packed with raucous home fans dressed in the team's distinctive black and yellow colors, is usually an intimidating venue for visiting teams, but both sets of supporters were united in their disgust at the attack.
  • U.S., Russia meet amid differences

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    The White House has accused Moscow of trying to cover up Assad's use of chemical weapons after the attack on a rebel-held Syrian town last week killed 87 people last week. Lavrov is also subtly mocking Tillerson for the fact that top U.S. State Department positions are unfilled. The United States, Britain and France have pointed a finger at the Syrian government saying their experts have found that nerve agents were used in the April 4 attack.
  • Left-wing Lenin Moreno defeats right-wing banker in Ecuador's presidential vote

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    A bitter Lasso, who had earlier proclaimed himself victorious based on a top pollster's exit poll, disputed the results that would extend a decade-long leftist rule in oil-rich Ecuador. Lasso criticized Moreno as " the Nicolas Maduro of Rafael Correa ", a serious allegation in a country where, regardless of political affiliation, citizens clung to the common refrain "at least we're not Venezuela" during the uncertainty that followed that country's oil bust.
  • Tillerson meets with Putin amid US-Russia disagreements on Syria

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    President Trump has talked a lot about possibly having a better relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin than his predecessor did, doing things like working together to defeat ISIS. "We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria", Lavrov said, referring to the USA cruise missile attack Trump ordered.
  • State paper says China would protect a denuclearised North Korea

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    Following a talk between him and Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday, Trump said China "wants to do the right thing". The North has since said it is ready for "war" with the U.S., while speculation is mounting that it might conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark the 105th birthday anniversary of founder Kim Il-Sung on Saturday.
  • Police Hunt for Gun Store Burglary Suspect Who Sent Trump Manifesto

    Police Hunt for Gun Store Burglary Suspect Who Sent Trump Manifesto

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    The Rock County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski expressed anti-religious views in a 161-page manifesto he sent to the White House. Authorities promptly notified local law enforcement officials and schools of the report, and nearby school districts implemented unspecified safety measures, reports nbc15.com .
  • Hungarian PM Sends Condolences to Egypt Following Palm Sunday Terrorist Attacks

    Hungarian PM Sends Condolences to Egypt Following Palm Sunday Terrorist Attacks

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    Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings that killed 44 people, mainly Coptic Christians , Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group. No follow up message has been reported after the statement. "I was shocked. But I'm not angry because. we're used to it ( this kind of violence) here in Egypt ", Saeed said.
  • Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state

    Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state

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    The pair could meet with Putin later today, state-run Tass reports , citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying there's a "certain possibility" that Putin might receive Tillerson and Lavrov. U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States is "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and that bilateral relations may be at an "all-time low".