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Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'

Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'Russia on Friday accused the United States of using aid deliveries to Venezuela as a ploy to carry out military action against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “A dangerous provocation, instigated and led by Washington, is planned for February 23,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, pointing to efforts by opposition leader Juan Guaido to pick up US aid being stockpiled on the Colombian border. Guaido’s plans to try to bring the aid across the border are aimed at provoking clashes, she said, to provide “a convenient pretext for conducting military action”.



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In Russia probe, ex-Trump adviser Stone apologizes to U.S. judge for media posts

In Russia probe, ex-Trump adviser Stone apologizes to U.S. judge for media posts“I abused the order,” Stone told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson during a hearing to examine whether he violated his bond conditions or should face greater restrictions on discussing the case in public. “I am kicking myself over my own stupidity,” Stone said. “Your honor, I can only beseech you to give me a second chance,” Stone said.



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AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidenceWASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.



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Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Russia postponed

Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Russia postponedIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have postponed a planned meeting Thursday in Moscow for talks on Iranian military activity in Syria, an Israeli official said. The two leaders would speak by phone on Thursday instead, the official said on condition of anonymity Wednesday, adding that a new date for the meeting would be set as soon as possible. The official gave no reason for the postponement, but Israeli media said it was related to Netanyahu’s strategizing with allied right-wing parties for April 9 elections ahead of a Thursday deadline for electoral lists to be submitted.



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Why Mueller tucked a big Roger Stone reveal in a Russia filing on a technical matter

Why Mueller tucked a big Roger Stone reveal in a Russia filing on a technical matterMueller says Stone communicated with WikiLeaks and the GRU. He could be holding back charges for strategic reasons. That's what I did as a prosecutor.



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'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe

'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe'This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!'



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Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed in Russia probe

Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed in Russia probeThe White House press secretary said she had been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.



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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delaysThe U.S. space agency has since had to rely on Russia’s Roscosmos program to ferry astronauts to the orbital space station at a cost of roughly $ 80 million per seat, NASA has said. After 2019 there are no seats available on the spacecraft for U.S. crew, and a NASA advisory panel recommended on Friday that the U.S. space program develop a contingency plan to guarantee access to the station in case technical problems delay Boeing and SpaceX any further. A NASA spokesman on Friday characterized a solicitation request NASA filed on Wednesday as a contingency plan.



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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge has ruled.



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The Latest: Russia, Turkey, Iran: Idlib needs to stabilizing

The Latest: Russia, Turkey, Iran: Idlib needs to stabilizingBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):



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