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Mueller investigation: Special counsel attacks Flynn criticism of FBI interview

Mueller investigation: Special counsel attacks Flynn criticism of FBI interviewSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has urged a federal judge to reject an attempt by Michael Flynn “to minimise the seriousness” of him lying to the FBI. Mr Mueller’s team was responding to a sentencing memo from Flynn’s lawyers criticising the FBI interviews with their client, saying agents did not provide him “with a warning of the penalties” for misleading investigators. In a note to a judge in Washington DC, he added: “He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth.



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Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015

Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015Strasbourg was the latest French city to be rocked by a deadly attack after a gunman opened fire at its famed Christmas market on Tuesday before fleeing the scene. Here is a recap of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 245 people across France since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. – May 12: A knifeman shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) is shot dead by police in central Paris after he kills one person and injures four, prompting a terror probe.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internshipsCongresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has admonished Congress for failing to pay interns and their congressional staffers an decent wage. Ms Ocasio-Cortez—a democratic socialist hailing from New York—tweeted that she visited a dive bar in Washington DC where she met with several bartenders, managers, and servers who were currently working for House or Senate offices, indicating that, as Capitol Hill staffers, they shouldn’t’t have to work a side gig to make ends meet. The 29-year-old lawmaker, who became the youngest women elected into Congress last month, said it was “unjust” for her fellow lawmakers to get paid a livable wage while depending on the aid of unpaid interns and overworked underpaid staffers.



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US indicts Iranians over hospital ransomware attacks

US indicts Iranians over hospital ransomware attacksThe US Justice Department charged two Iranian hackers Wednesday with extorting at least $ 6 million from hospitals, city governments and public institutions in the US and Canada by remotely locking down their computer systems. The DOJ said Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri deployed the SamSam Ransomware into the systems of more than 200 institutions, encrypting their operations to make them inaccessible until the owners paid ransoms by bitcoin. Victims included the city governments of Atlanta, Georgia and Newark, New Jersey, the University of Calgary in Canada, major US hospitals in Los Angeles and Kansas City, and Laboratory Corporation of America, or LabCorp, one of the world’s largest medical testing businesses.



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Top Huthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

Top Huthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in YemenA high-ranking Huthi official has called for rebels to stop firing rockets and using attack drones in the conflict in Yemen, as a UN envoy prepares to travel to the country to prepare peace talks. Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, head of the Higher Revolutionary Committee and an influential political figure, tweeted that his group wants “all official Yemeni parties” to demand a ceasefire. Griffiths — whose efforts at kick-starting peace talks collapsed in September — said both the Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have shown a “renewed commitment” to work on a political solution and have given “firm assurances” that they will attend the talks.



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Stacey Abrams, Yale Law graduate, calls Trump’s attacks on her qualifications 'vapid'

Stacey Abrams, Yale Law graduate, calls Trump’s attacks on her qualifications 'vapid'Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams defended herself against President Trump’s claim that she is unqualified to be governor on Sunday.



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Trump Attacks Press As 'True Enemy Of The People' Days After Bomb Sent To CNN

Trump Attacks Press As 'True Enemy Of The People' Days After Bomb Sent To CNNPresident Donald Trump on Monday attacked the "fake news media" as the "true



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Trump Attacks Mail Bomb Target Tom Steyer As 'Crazed & Stumbling Lunatic'

Trump Attacks Mail Bomb Target Tom Steyer As 'Crazed & Stumbling Lunatic'President Donald Trump on Sunday, just days after calling for civility on "all



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Major attacks against synagogues in the past

Major attacks against synagogues in the pastA synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, which left 11 people dead, is “likely the deadliest” such attack in US history, an American civil rights group said. Here is a list of major attacks on synagogues across the world over recent years, and of attacks on other places of Jewish community life. On April 11, 2002, 21 people died in a suicide attack on the Ghriba synagogue, on the island of Djerba, in the south of the country.



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Soros-Founded School Prepares to Leave Hungary After Orban’s Attacks

Soros-Founded School Prepares to Leave Hungary After Orban’s AttacksThe development is a victory for resurgent nationalists around the world including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who’ve vilified Soros, 88, a major donor to liberal causes. Soros received a pipe-bomb in the mail at his New York home on Monday, one of several sent to high-profile targets that included Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.



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