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Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe

As a lobbyist, he developed a reputation for representing the unrepresentable, including former Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, who was accused of torturing, abducting and killing thousands of opponents. He's also charged with bank fraud conspiracy for attempting to get a separate $5.5 million loan for a brownstone in Brooklyn, prosecutors say. Gates was originally a co-defendant in the case , until reaching a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in February.

British Foreign Secretary forgets what country his wife is from

The newly-appointed foreign secretary began his first official trip on an inauspicious note, telling dignitaries in Beijing: "My wife is Japanese". Mr Hunt has been married to Lucia since 2009 and the couple have three children. Hunt attempted to minimize the damage by demonstrating knowledge about where his wife's family lives. He replaced Mr Johnson, who resigned from government in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.

Three UK Jewish Papers Run Unprecedented Joint Editorial Condemning Corbyn's Anti-Semitism

Former Dunfermline and West Fife MP Thomas Docherty has written to Brian Roy, general secretary of the Scottish Labour Party, claiming a post on Fife councillor Mary Lockhart's Facebook page was "clearly an anti-Semitic smear" . The comments came after the UK's three leading Jewish newspapers took the unprecedented step of publishing a joint front page message warning that a Corbyn-led government would pose an "existential threat to Jewish life in this country".

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Vettel sees a silver lining in Germany's World Cup failure

Hamilton trails Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel by eight points, and Mercedes is 20 points behind Ferrari in the constructors' championship. "When it rained, I knew I would have a good position", he said. After hitting the barriers, he punched his steering wheel in frustration. Hamilton put an end to more than seven months of agonising contract negotiations to finally commit his future to both Formula One and the Silver Arrows with a deal which will see him become the sport's first ...

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