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Factbox: Five things to look for in Mueller's Trump-Russia report

Factbox: Five things to look for in Mueller's Trump-Russia reportBarr on March 24 sent a four-page letter to lawmakers detailing Mueller’s “principal conclusions” including that the 22-month probe did not establish that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team conspired with Russia. Barr said he found insufficient evidence in Mueller’s report to conclude that Trump committed obstruction of justice, though the special counsel did not make a formal finding one way or the other on that. Perhaps the biggest political risk for Trump is the special counsel’s supporting evidence behind Mueller’s assertion that while the report does not conclude the Republican president committed the crime of obstruction of justice it “also does not exonerate him” on that point.



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Factbox – Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

Factbox - Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?The first phase of so-called indicative votes held on March 27 did not show majority support for any options, but lawmakers hope a second round, likely on a narrower range of options, could see parliament coalesce behind a way forward. Since the last round of votes, May’s deal has been rejected for a third time. Last week, speaker John Bercow selected eight Brexit options to be put to a vote, from a list of 16 proposals put forward by lawmakers.



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Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and RussiaTrump and Moscow have denied any collusion. Mueller handed in the keenly awaited report on his probe, the Justice Department said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States and damage the Republican Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.



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Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and RussiaTrump and Moscow have denied any collusion. Mueller handed in the keenly awaited report on his probe, the Justice Department said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States and damage the Republican Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.



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Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes nextMore than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all. WHAT WE KNOW   – Boeing has stopped delivery of all new MAX jets to its customers. – Satellite data gathered from the Ethiopian Airlines flight and evidence from the crash site showed similarities with a Lion Air accident in Indonesia, which prompted the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ground all Boeing MAX jets in service.



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Factbox: Democrats in Congress take aim at Trump with multiple probes

Factbox: Democrats in Congress take aim at Trump with multiple probesDemocrats took control of the House of Representatives in January, giving them new investigatory powers including the ability to issue subpoenas. Mueller is due to submit to U.S. Attorney General William Barr a report on his investigation into whether Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Mueller’s findings and those of the congressional committees may influence whether Congress seeks to impeach Trump and remove him from office.



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Factbox: Europeans who joined Islamic State

Factbox: Europeans who joined Islamic StateThe fate of foreigners who joined Islamic State has become an increasingly urgent issue as U.S.-backed fighters prepare to capture the militant group’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. The Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they are holding 800 foreign fighters, with 700 of their wives and 1,500 of their children living separately in camps. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday European countries must do more to take back their citizens or they will be released.



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Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro – Who is backing Venezuela's two presidents

Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro - Who is backing Venezuela's two presidentsA slew of European nations this week joined the United States and other Western countries in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, heightening a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s rule. Guaido says the May 2018 vote in which Maduro won a second term was a sham and on Jan. 23 invoked a constitutional provision to declare himself president, promising free and fair elections. The 35-year-old has since won the support of many western nations although powerful countries such as Russia, China and Turkey continue to back Maduro and denounce what they call foreign meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.



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Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016

Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Wednesday announced the departure of Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja, the latest senior executive to leave the company as it strives to ramp up electric car production and reach long-term profitability.



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Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdown

Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdownThe White House and congressional Democrats remain divided over Republican President Donald Trump’s demand for money for a border wall, even as the president warned in Texas on Thursday that he may use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to build it. The shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, is the 19th since the mid-1970s, although most have been brief. A 1995-1996 shutdown over a funding battle between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich also lasted 21 days.



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