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Israel likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations

Israel likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations

The US government has assessed that Israel was likely involved in a strike that took place north of Baghdad last month, a strike that has complicated America’s relationship with Baghdad, according to two US officials. The strike, believed to be Israel’s first in Iraq in several decades, likely targeted militia groups that have a close…MORE

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

As warning signs of an economic slowdown bubble up at home, President Donald Trump has amped up his trade war with China. And he’s using a … unique … way to do so. “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” Trump tweeted on Friday. While the statement…MORE

Justice Department responds to Congress on Epstein suicide

Justice Department responds to Congress on Epstein suicide

The Justice Department told lawmakers Friday that Jeffrey Epstein had been placed on suicide watch in July, but was later removed after a psychologist at the Metropolitan Correctional Center determined it “was no longer warranted.” The official confirmation of the move came in a letter sent Friday afternoon to the leaders of the House Judiciary…MORE

Felix Sater was informant for feds on mob and bin Laden, docs reveal

Felix Sater was informant for feds on mob and bin Laden, docs reveal

Felix Sater — the Trump Organization contact who pushed for a Moscow development project and Mueller investigation witness — was a decade ago a federal government informant to “a depth and breadth rarely seen” against Russian and American mobsters, fraudsters, cyber-criminals and even Osama bin Laden, according to newly unsealed court filings on Friday. “For…MORE

US asks to see detained American over conditions at Moscow prison

US asks to see detained American over conditions at Moscow prison

The US Embassy in Moscow on Friday formally requested “immediate” consular access to detained American citizen Paul Whelan over his allegations that he has been injured while in custody, according to embassy spokesperson Andrea Kalan. Whelan was detained in Russia late last year on espionage charges, an allegation he denies. His family maintains he had…MORE

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