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Gates Says He Committed Crimes With Manafort: Trial Update

The trial of Paul Manafort resumed Monday afternoon with Rick Gates, Manafort’s former right-hand man, taking the witness stand to testify against his former boss. Gates is the prosecution’s star witness in the tax- and bank-fraud trial of Manafort in Alexandria, Virginia. Gates Says He Stole From Manafort (5:34 p.m.) Gates told jurors that when he worked for Manafort he submitted fake expense reports, which brought him hundreds of thousands of dollars that he didn’t deserve. Manafort’s lawyers claim Gates embezzled millions. The testimony elicited by prosecutors is intended to…

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Everything Is for Sale in Cyprus, and Chinas Buying

increasingly assertive global powerhouse of 1.4 billion people, the other an island nation of 1.2 million that boasts a strategic location and a reputation for a no-questions-asked approach to financial affairs. That makes for a compelling match as China seeks to expand its footprint inside the European Union. “We have investments right across all sectors of the economy,” Christodoulos Angastiniotis, president of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said before joining the other guests to hear speeches extolling the excellent state of China-Cyprus relations. He said there were “some very…

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Thousands of Turkish Cypriots demonstrate against Ankara

Tensions have grown since a Turkish Cypriot newspaper was attacked by hardline nationalists Thousands of Turkish Cypriots demonstrate against Ankara Tensions have grown since a Turkish Cypriot newspaper was attacked by hardline nationalists Helena Smith in Athens Last modified on Fri 26 Jan 2018 14.43EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Turkish Cypriots protest against the attack on the Afrika newspaper in the Turkish-administered northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters Thousands of Turkish Cypriots chanting we want our country back have taken to the streets…

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FBI investigates Russian-linked Cyprus bank accused of money laundering

Request for financial information may be connected to inquiries into possible conspiracy between Trump and Kremlin The FBI has asked officials in Cyprus for financial information about a defunct bank that was used by wealthy Russians with political connections and has been accused by the US government of money laundering, two sources have told the Guardian. The request for information about FBME Bank comes as Cyprus has emerged as a key area of interest for Robert Mueller, the US special counsel who is investigating a possible conspiracy between Donald Trumps…

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