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Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey’s S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Turkey has been negotiating with Russia to buy the system for more than a year. Washington and some of its NATO allies see the decision as a snub because the weapons cannot be integrated into the alliance’s defenses.

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New details are coming out about the mysterious death of a former top Vladimir Putin aide in a DC hotel

  • A police report about the death of former Russian press minister, Mikhail Lesin, who died from blunt force injuries in a DC hotel in 2015, was just made public. 
  • Although his death was ruled accidental, many have speculated that Lesin was assassinated.
  • The heavily redacted document said that Lesin was drunk, and that security guards in the hotel saw him “stumbling drunk” hours before his death.

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Jerusalem: Opposition to mooted Trump Israel announcement grows

Opposition is growing in the Arab world to an expected announcement by Donald Trump that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Reports say the president will make the statement this week but will further delay acting on a campaign pledge to move the US embassy to the city.

The head of the Arab League, Jordan and the Palestinian president have warned of the consequences of a declaration.

The city’s fate is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Arabs.

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Michael Flynn has signed a plea deal with Robert Mueller. Trump should be very worried.

This is the biggest development in the Trump-Russia story yet.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. It’s the biggest development yet in the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia — and the legal move that poses the most direct threat to the Trump presidency itself.

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Donald Trump trails ‘major statement’ on return to White House from Asia tour

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to promise he will make a “major statement” from the White House upon his return to Washington, DC.

Trump is heading home today from the Philippines, the final leg of his two-week tour of Asia.

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Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Surrenders to F.B.I.

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning, after a person close to the case said the first charges were filed in a special counsel investigation.

The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office. Also charged was Mr. Manafort’s former business associate Rick Gates, who was also told to surrender on Monday, the person said.

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War of words leads to rising US-North Korean tensions

MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. The current tensions between Washington and Pyongyang mark the active phase of the so-called war of words, head of the Center for Asian and Asian-Pacific Studies at Russia’s Institute for Strategic Studies Konstantin Kokarev told TASS on Monday.

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