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Putin recalls Russian ambassador at center of Trump collusion investigation

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Putin recalls Russian ambassador at center of Trump collusion investigation

- Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government has ordered its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, to return his mother country. BuzzFeed News first confirmed on Sunday that Kislyak was being recalled to Russia. “He could use some time away,” one diplomat reportedly told the outlet. Kislyak’s name has repeatedly come up during the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election

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Morocco recalls its Netherlands ambassador over protest supporter

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Morocco recalls its Netherlands ambassador over protest supporter

- RABAT: Morocco has recalled its ambassador in the Hague after accusing Dutch authorities of failing to take action against a Moroccan it says is funding civil unrest and who is residing in the Netherlands, the Moroccan foreign ministry said on Sunday. Morocco's foreign minister named the man as Said Chaaou, a 50-year-old former parliamentarian from Morocco's northern Rif region, who has been the subject of two arrest warrants accusing him of criminal association and international drug trafficking, issued by a Moroccan court in 2010 and 2015

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

- WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The top Democrat on the US House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticised the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN's State of the Union programme

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Italy to pay up to 17 bln euros to save two troubled banks: govt

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Italy to pay up to 17 bln euros to save two troubled banks: govt

- Rome (AFP) - Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to rescue two Venetian banks that are facing bankruptcy, the government said Sunday. "The total resources mobilised could reach a maximum of 17 billion euros -- but the immediate cost to the state is a little more than five billion," said Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. After Brussels last week firmly placed the liquidation ball in Rome's court, Padoan's ministry said late Friday that the government would put up state cash to rescue the stricken Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN's "State of the Union" program

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US top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

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US top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

- WASHINGTON: The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN's "State of the Union" program

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Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

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Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

- Tirana (AFP) - Albanians were voting in a parliamentary election on Sunday hoping to end a tradition of fractious and disputed polls and prove the country's readiness to begin European Union accession talks. Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, 52, is seeking a second term in office, pledging to boost economic growth and complete sweeping reforms demanded by Brussels of Albania's notoriously corrupt judicial system

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

- President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn’t do enough to address the situation. “Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” released Friday

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Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

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Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

- BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute published on Sunday, three months before the Sept. 24 election. The Christian Democrats (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party were steady at 39 percentage points in the Emnid poll published in Bild am Sonntag newspaper, while the SPD fell one percentage point to 24

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Russia 'Meddled' In American Election, says Trump's Spy Chief

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Russia 'Meddled' In American Election, says Trump's Spy Chief

- Russia "meddled" in last year's presidential election as part of a decades-long effort to "undermine American democracy," CIA Director Mike Pompeo said. "I can't talk about the details of the intelligence, but we have, the intelligence community has said, that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that is frankly not particularly original," Pompeo said, according to the transcript of an interview with MSNBC broadcast Saturday morning

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Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

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Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

- By Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous, The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U

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Trump again faults Obama for not acting during Russian election meddling

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Trump again faults Obama for not acting during Russian election meddling

- For the second time in as many days, President Donald Trump took aim at his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for what Trump said was a failure to act on intelligence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election. Trump appeared to quote from a Washington Post report detailing the Obama administration’s struggle to decide how to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the U

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Italians vote in mayoral run-off that may spur the centre-right

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Italians vote in mayoral run-off that may spur the centre-right

- ROME (Reuters) - Voters in more than 100 Italian towns and cities will pick municipal mayors on Sunday in a run-off ballot that could bolster centre-right parties ahead of a national election due in less than a year. About 4.3 million voters are going back to the polls in municipalities that are still up for grabs because no candidate won more than 50 percent of votes in the June 11 first-round election

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Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after U.S. Internet giants

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Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after U.S. Internet giants

- Mark Zuckerberg had a choice to make this week. The Facebook CEO could either go to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, along with nearly every other marquee CEO from the tech industry, or skip it and prepare for a Chicago rally for people who'd created social-support groups on Facebook. Zuckerberg, who loudly criticized Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords in early June, chose the latter

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Adrian Delia to contest PN leadership election

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Adrian Delia to contest PN leadership election

- The president of Birkirkara FC, Adrian Delia, is the first to throw in his hat in the PN leadership contest and is sure to face seasoned politicians. Adrian Delia, president of Birkirkara FC, will be contesting the upcoming Nationalist Party leadership contest, after careful consideration of the possible effects this decision could have on his – and his family’s – life, MaltaToday has learnt

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Vladimir Putin praises Russia’s ‘unique’ spy network

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Vladimir Putin praises Russia’s ‘unique’ spy network

- MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Saturday (June 24) praised Russia’s network of intelligence officers as “unique people” who are devoted to the country. “To give up their life, their nearest and dearest and leave the country for many years, and to dedicate one’s life to the Fatherland, not everyone is capable of doing that,” the former KGB officer said on state television

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Russia ‘meddled’ in American election, Trump spy chief says

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Russia ‘meddled’ in American election, Trump spy chief says

- WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Russia “meddled” in last year’s presidential election as part of a decades-long effort to “undermine American democracy,” CIA director Mike Pompeo said. “I can’t talk about the details of the intelligence, but we have, the intelligence community has said, that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that is frankly not particularly original,” Pompeo said, according to the transcript of an interview with MSNBC broadcast Saturday (June 24) morning

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

- LISBON, Portugal -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Modi met with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday during a six-hour stop in Lisbon. Modi will then continue on to Washington where he will meet with Trump on Monday. Modi and Costa announced the launching of the India-Portugal Start-Up Hub to encourage business ventures by entrepreneurs in the two countries, along with several other bilateral agreements on science, sport and taxation

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  • Italy's centre-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs - exit polls
    Italy's centre-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs - exit polls

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    ROME: Italy's centre-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, according to exit polls, in results likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. In the most closely watched contest, the northern port city of Genoa - a traditional left-wing stronghold - seemed set to pass to the centre-right for the first time in more than 50 years

     

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  • US top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks
    US top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

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    WASHINGTON: The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN's "State of the Union" program

     

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  • Italy's centre-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs - exit polls
    Italy's centre-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs - exit polls

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    ROME: Italy's centre-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, according to exit polls, in results likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. In the most closely watched contest, the northern port city of Genoa - a traditional left-wing stronghold - seemed set to pass to the centre-right for the first time in more than 50 years

     

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  • Brexit one year on... From shock referendum to official talks
    Brexit one year on... From shock referendum to official talks

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    Here’s a reminder of the key events between that referendum day and the official start of the Brexit talks earlier this week. June 23: The UK holds a referendum on whether to leave the European Union. June 24: The referendum result is announced, with 52pc of voters choosing to leave the bloc. David Cameron resigns as prime minister and the pound plunges to a three-decade low

     

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