Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts

Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts

Joseph Mifsud, a London-based academic from Malta, also boasted of his connections with Moscow and talked about how he had dinner in a small group with President Vladimir Putin, the business contact told CNN. Mifsud matches the profile of “Foreign Contact 1” in the legal complaint against George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with foreign contacts. According to unsealed court papers Papadopoulos held a series of meetings in early 2016 with “Foreign Contact 1,” also described as “the…

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Athletics star Wayde van Niekerk to have surgery, miss Commonwealth Games

Athletics star Wayde van Niekerk to have surgery, miss Commonwealth Games

Posted November 01, 2017 08:40:25 Photo: Wayde van Niekerk’s knee injury will force him to have six months out of athletics and miss the Commonwealth Games. (REUTERS: David Gray) South Africa’s Olympic gold medallist sprinter Wayde van Niekerk has said he will miss next year’s Commonwealth Games after suffering a serious knee injury in a celebrity touch rugby match. The 400-metres Olympic and world champion has travelled to Vail in the United States for surgery after he suffered medial and lateral tears of the meniscus, as well as a torn…

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England raises doubts about Pat Cummins ahead of Ashes

England raises doubts about Pat Cummins ahead of Ashes

Posted October 31, 2017 18:42:15 England has questioned whether injury-prone Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has the Test experience to handle the pressure of the Ashes series beginning this month. Cummins is expected to be named in Australia’s pace attack for the opening Test in Brisbane, which starts on November 23, but his extensive history of injury has long been a cause for concern. He made a brilliant Test debut as an 18-year-old in 2011 when he famously helped Australia beat South Africa by two wickets in Johannesburg, claiming the…

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Fatalities in lower New York City after truck rams pedestrians

Fatalities in lower New York City after truck rams pedestrians

The driver exited the vehicle with what appeared to be a gun and was shot by police, the sources added. The individual is in police custody and is being taken to the hospital for treatment. As many as six people are dead, according to two senior law enforcement sources on the scene, They added that it appears to be deliberate act. No others are being sought, the NYPD said. Police said to expect “many emergency personnel” in the area of Chambers Street and West Street on the lower west side…

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UK's Halley Antarctic base set for second closure

UK's Halley Antarctic base set for second closure

Image copyrightBAS Image caption Scientists had been keen to return to year-round operationsThe British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will once again mothball its Halley station at the end of the coming Southern Hemisphere summer. The base sits on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, which is currently being incised by two large developing cracks. BAS withdrew its staff from Halley this past winter because of uncertainty over how these fissures would evolve. The survey has now confirmed it will do the same again when the approaching summer season comes to an end….

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