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March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 40

February 11, 2018 1:01 PM Russian jet ‘crashes’ after Moscow take-off

A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing. An emergency services source has told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was “no chance” of survivors 8

November 1, 2017 2:34 AM 100,000 crosses that can't be destroyed

Around 11km outside the city of Siauliai in northern Lithuania, an old, earthen mound hunches under the weight of thousands of crosses. As the wind blows across the fields of rural Siauliai County, ornate rosaries clink against metal and wooden crucifixes, filling the air with eerie chimes. Known as the Hill of Crosses, the mound’s history is a complex 100

October 31, 2017 3:44 AM How Donald Trump Hired and Fired Paul Manafort

When he is backed into a corner, Donald Trump reflexively tries to improvise his way out of the mess. That may have worked in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate, and it certainly helped him become the first political neophyte to lead a presidential ticket since Dwight D. Eisenhower. But on Monday, a trio of past impromptus resulted in a trifecta 37

October 31, 2017 2:05 AM The Latest: First indictments, guilty plea in Russia probe

The special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has indicted its former chairman. Special counsel Robert Mueller has also revealed how a campaign adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. Paul Manafort, who steered Trump’s campaign for much of last year, and business 28

October 31, 2017 1:23 AM Trump Campaign Got Early Word Russia Had Democrats’ Emails

Mr. Papadopoulos repeatedly promoted the idea of a “history making” meeting between Mr. Trump and Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president. Senior campaign officials, however, said that Mr. Trump should not make the trip and leave it to someone “low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal,’’ according to an email cited in court documents 30

October 31, 2017 1:16 AM Paul Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ highlighted in indictment

A few years before he became Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, longtime Republican political operative Paul Manafort went on a spending spree with money funneled through a network of offshore bank accounts, a federal indictment unsealed Monday alleges. He bought a $1.5 million brownstone in a trendy New York neighborhood, and a $1.9 million home in Arlington 28

October 31, 2017 12:23 AM Republicans In Congress Aren't Afraid Trump Will Fire Mueller

Republicans on Capitol Hill dodged questions on Monday about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, even after the sweeping probe resulted in charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate earlier in the day. The indictment disclosed on Monday 30

October 31, 2017 12:11 AM Congressional Republicans tiptoe carefully around charges leveled by Mueller

They sidestepped it. They expressed alarm but not outrage. They said Congress should consider taking action. But they cautioned against moving too aggressively. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s decision to charge three former officials from President Trump’s campaign sparked an array of responses from congressional Republicans Monday. But there 32

October 25, 2017 10:29 AM ‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev. The cyber-police chief in Ukraine confirmed to the Reuters news agency that Bad Rabbit was the ransomware in question 8