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Manafort Sentenced to Additional 43 Months, Bringing Total Prison Time to 7.5 Years

Manafort Sentenced to Additional 43 Months, Bringing Total Prison Time to 7.5 YearsPaul Manafort on Wednesday was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison by a Washington, D.C. federal court in connection with the undisclosed lobbying work he did on behalf of a Ukrainian political party, just days after receiving a 47-month sentence in a separate case in Virginia.In delivering the sentence, Judge Amy Berman Jackson stipulated that, while the charges against Manafort did result from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, his guilt does not constitute evidence of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.“The question of whether there was any collusion with Russia . . . was not presented in this case, period, therefore it was not resolved by this case,” said Jackson.Jackson went on to refute the claim that Manafort was a victim who was cynically taken advantage of by politically motivated prosecutors, as has been alleged by many Trump allies.“The defendant isn't Public Enemy No. 1. But he's not a victim either,” she said, adding that it is “hard to overstate the number of lies, the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved.”Manafort, who was sentenced in Virginia last week on bank- and tax-fraud charges, apologized for his actions and asked Jackson for leniency so he could care for his wife in their old age.“I am sorry for what I have done and for all the activities that have gotten us here today,” he said. “I stand here today to assure the court that I am a different person [from the one] who stood before you in October of 2017.”“I know it was my conduct that brought me here today. For these mistakes, I am remorseful. I will be 70 years old in a few weeks,” he continued. “My wife is 66. She needs me. I need her. I ask you to think of this and our need for each other. Please do not take us away from each other. Please let me and my wife be together.”Immediately following his sentencing in federal court, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced state fraud charges against him.



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Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager gets 73 months in prison over fraud case

Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager gets 73 months in prison over fraud caseDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months on two charges, including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice after he attempted to tamper with witnesses. Manafort’s total sentence in the two hearings he has faced in recent weeks amounts to 90 months — or seven years and six months — in prison. Manafort asked Judge Amy Berman Jackson for mercy on Wednesday, saying the criminal charges against him have “taken everything from me already.” He pleaded with the judge not to impose any additional prison time beyond the roughly four-year sentence he received in a separate case last week.



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Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more months

Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more monthsPresident Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort, already facing 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud, was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison Wednesday on conspiracy charges. “The defendant is not public enemy number one,” US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in delivering the sentence in a hushed Washington courtroom. “But he is not a victim either,” Jackson added, stressing that the veteran Republican lobbyist and political consultant had shown little remorse and had lied repeatedly.



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Second Boeing 737 Max Crash in Five Months Kills 157 in Ethiopia

Second Boeing 737 Max Crash in Five Months Kills 157 in EthiopiaFlight ET302 plunged to the ground minutes after leaving Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya. The pilot reported problems shortly after takeoff and was given clearance to return to the airport, Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebre Mariam said at a press conference. The 737 Max 8 hadn’t experienced any apparent mechanical issues on an earlier flight from Johannesburg, he said.



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Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 monthsALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.



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Key North Korean nuclear reactor has been shut down for months: IAEA

Key North Korean nuclear reactor has been shut down for months: IAEAThe nuclear reactor that is believed to have supplied much of the plutonium for North Korea’s nuclear weapons appears to have been shut down for the past three months, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, without suggesting why. The 5-megawatt reactor is part of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex, the possible dismantling of which was a central issue in talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam last week. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency has not had access to North Korea since Pyongyang expelled its inspectors in 2009, and it now monitors the country’s nuclear activities mainly through satellite imagery.



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UK PM May considers plan to delay Brexit by two months: The Telegraph

UK PM May considers plan to delay Brexit by two months: The TelegraphBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a plan under which Britain’s exit from the European Union would be delayed for up to two months, the Telegraph reported www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/24/exclusive-brexit-will-delayed-two-months-plans-considered-theresa on Sunday. UK government officials have drawn up a series of options, which were circulated at the weekend, in a bid to avoid resignations by ministers determined to support a backbench bid to take a “no deal” Brexit off the table this week, according to the Telegraph.



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Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group Says

Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group SaysThey were trying to seek asylum in Australia but were stopped in Hong Kong



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Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many monthsA migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.



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Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sources

Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sourcesThe details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the war, more than 17 years since American-led forces invaded Afghanistan. While no joint statement was issued, Khalilzad tweeted later that the talks had made “significant progress” and would resume shortly, adding that he planned to travel to Afghanistan to meet government officials. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrote on Twitter that he had received “encouraging news” from Khalilzad about the talks.



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