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March 13, 2018 10:48 AM Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason 59

October 31, 2017 4:25 AM The world united in great twitting against the blockade to Cuba

Washington, Oct 30.- The International Committee Peace, justice and dignity to the people convened today to people in solidarity with Cuba in the world, especially those who live in the United States, to participate in the morning in a great twitting against the blockade. A note of the group are based in California recalled that on November 1st, for the twenty-sixth 41

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 46

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 46

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 45

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 53

October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 50

October 27, 2017 10:10 PM Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted 28

October 27, 2017 3:21 PM Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial 36

October 27, 2017 1:29 PM Catalans declare independence from Spain

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia. The crisis began when Catalans backed independence in an illegal vote earlier 13