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'We are f****d!' Benfica fan travels to WRONG Frankfurt for Europa League tie

An unfortunate Benfica fan endured a nightmare European trip as he traveled 28 hours to follow his team take on Eintracht Frankfurt in tonight's UEFA Europa League game, only to discover he had turned up in the wrong city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'We are f****d!' Benfica fan travels to WRONG Frankfurt for Europa League tie

An unfortunate Benfica fan endured a nightmare European trip as he traveled 28 hours to follow his team take on Eintracht Frankfurt in tonight's UEFA Europa League game, only to discover he had turned up in the wrong city. Read Full Article at RT.com

The next Messi? Barcelona youngster scores EXACT SAME wonder goal twice in 2 minutes (VIDEO)

Spanish footballing giants Barcelona look like they have yet another budding star on their hands from the club’s fabled La Masia Academy which nurtured the likes of Lionel Messi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The next Messi? Barcelona youngster scores EXACT SAME wonder goal twice in 2 minutes (VIDEO)

Spanish footballing giants Barcelona look like they have yet another budding star on their hands from the club’s fabled La Masia Academy which nurtured the likes of Lionel Messi. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sen. Richard Burr leaked major Trump-linked 'targets' of FBI's Russia probe to Trump's White House

Buried roughly in the middle of the Mueller report: Evidence that the Trump White House was receiving highly sensitive information about the U.S. targets of the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference very early on, with Republican “Gan
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Sen. Richard Burr leaked major Trump-linked 'targets' of FBI's Russia probe to Trump's White House

Buried roughly in the middle of the Mueller report: Evidence that the Trump White House was receiving highly sensitive information about the U.S. targets of the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference very early on, with Republican “Gang of Eight” member Sen. Richard Burr leaking all five major Trump-linked targets of the investigation to the White House almost immediately after receiving an FBI briefing on those targets. On March 9, 2017, Comey briefed the «Gang of Eight» congressional leaders about the FBI's investigation of Russian interference, including an identification of the principal U.S. subjects of the investigation. Although it is unclear whether the President knew of that briefing at the time, notes taken by Annie Donaldson, then McGahn's chief of staff, on March 12, 2017, state, «POTUS in panic/chaos ... Need binders to put in front of POTUS. (1) All things related to Russia.» The week after Comey's briefing, the White House Counsel's Office was in contact with SSCI Chairman Senator Richard Burr about the Russia investigations and appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation. In a footnote, the report says that the «White House Counsel's Office was briefed by Senator Burr on the existence of '4-5 targets.'» From notes taken by Donaldson, those targets were Flynn («DOJ looking for phone records»), Comey, Manafort, Carter Page, and «'Greek Guy' (potentially referring to George Papadopoulos, later charged with violating 18 USC 1000 for lying to the FBI).» Those were indeed the five Trump campaign and administration targets whose actions would become a cornerstone into the investigation into collusion between Russian government efforts to undermine the U.S. election and potential Trump campaign connections to those acts. That seems to be a shocking new development: Only months after Trump's inauguration, Sen. Richard Burr used his position as Gang of Eight member to inform the Trump White House of just which members of Trump's own inner circle were the identified «targets» of the FBI’s Russia investigation—just as that criminal and counterintelligence investigation was getting off the ground.

'The greatest comeback I've ever seen': Michael Jordan hails Tiger Woods' dramatic Masters triumph

NBA legend Michael Jordan has paid tribute to Tiger Woods following the golfer's remarkable return to the top of the sport at the Masters last weekend, calling it «the greatest comeback I've ever seen.» Read Full Article at RT.com
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'The greatest comeback I've ever seen': Michael Jordan hails Tiger Woods' dramatic Masters triumph

NBA legend Michael Jordan has paid tribute to Tiger Woods following the golfer's remarkable return to the top of the sport at the Masters last weekend, calling it «the greatest comeback I've ever seen.» Read Full Article at RT.com

Czech fury as EU fails to ban ‘dual quality’ products across Europe

MEP’s from the Czech Republic are expressing their disappointment after proposals to ensure that products are of a uniform standard across Europe were rejected by Brussels. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Czech fury as EU fails to ban ‘dual quality’ products across Europe

MEP’s from the Czech Republic are expressing their disappointment after proposals to ensure that products are of a uniform standard across Europe were rejected by Brussels. Read Full Article at RT.com

Universe’s first ever molecule discovered in dying star

The most ancient type of molecule in our universe, which dates all the way back to the immediate aftermath of the big bang, has been found in space for the first time ever, an exciting new study has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Universe’s first ever molecule discovered in dying star

The most ancient type of molecule in our universe, which dates all the way back to the immediate aftermath of the big bang, has been found in space for the first time ever, an exciting new study has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Investigators think electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame fire – French official

Investigators believe that an electrical short-circuit likely caused the fire that partially destroyed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, a French official has said. An earlier investigation too found no evidence of foul play. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Investigators think electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame fire – French official

Investigators believe that an electrical short-circuit likely caused the fire that partially destroyed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, a French official has said. An earlier investigation too found no evidence of foul play. Read Full Article at RT.com

One last hit from the collusion crack pipe? Journalists turn on AG Barr without evidence

With Attorney General WIlliam Barr once again emphasizing the Mueller report’s “no collusion” conclusion, some journalists are accusing Barr of protecting the president, without a leg to stand on. Read Full Article at RT.com
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One last hit from the collusion crack pipe? Journalists turn on AG Barr without evidence

With Attorney General WIlliam Barr once again emphasizing the Mueller report’s “no collusion” conclusion, some journalists are accusing Barr of protecting the president, without a leg to stand on. Read Full Article at RT.com

Skeleton of Russian Houdini-wannabe discovered 2 years after disappearance

Tourists roaming the Moscow Region woods stumbled upon a shocking find – a human skeleton handcuffed to a tree. It was not the result of a sadistic murder, but a risky stunt that went horribly wrong. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Skeleton of Russian Houdini-wannabe discovered 2 years after disappearance

Tourists roaming the Moscow Region woods stumbled upon a shocking find – a human skeleton handcuffed to a tree. It was not the result of a sadistic murder, but a risky stunt that went horribly wrong. Read Full Article at RT.com

Laura Ingraham trashes media after Mueller report: ‘What the HELL do we do now?’

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has ridiculed the mainstream media for its refusal to give up on the ‘Russian collusion’ conspiracy theory, and called CNN’s coverage of the report “absurd and desperate.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Laura Ingraham trashes media after Mueller report: ‘What the HELL do we do now?’

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has ridiculed the mainstream media for its refusal to give up on the ‘Russian collusion’ conspiracy theory, and called CNN’s coverage of the report “absurd and desperate.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Mueller: 'Congress can permissibly criminalize certain obstructive conduct by the President'

Attorney General William Barr lied to the American people about Robert Mueller's reasoning for not making a criminal finding of obstruction of justice against Donald Trump. Barr suggested that Mueller did not consider the Justice Department's standard policy
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Mueller: 'Congress can permissibly criminalize certain obstructive conduct by the President'

Attorney General William Barr lied to the American people about Robert Mueller's reasoning for not making a criminal finding of obstruction of justice against Donald Trump. Barr suggested that Mueller did not consider the Justice Department's standard policy of not indicting a sitting president. In fact, Mueller did consult the department's Office of Legal Counsel opinion on the matter and he concluded that since the special counsel was, by regulation, an attorney of the Justice Department, he «accepted the OLC's legal conclusion.» In other words, Mueller concluded that he was bound by the OLC's Watergate-era conclusion that a sitting president couldn't be indicted.  However, Mueller also concluded he couldn't clear Trump of obstructing justice based on the evidence they uncovered.   «If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,» Mueller wrote. «Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.» But Mueller also concluded that Congress's proper function in this situation was to exercise its powers under our constitutional system of checks and balances to make sure that no person is above the law. «We concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,» Mueller wrote. Mueller also explained why this is constitutionally proper. “Congress can permissibly criminalize certain obstructive conduct by the President, such as suborning perjury, intimidating witnesses, or fabricating evidence, because those prohibitions raise no separation-of-powers questions." Trump committed every one of those infractions—facts that will become increasingly obvious over the next several days as article after article teases out all of Trump’s obstructive conduct.

'It's a disgrace'—Democrats blast the grossly inappropriate press conference from Bill Barr

From the minute Donald Trump nominated Bill Barr as attorney general, there were questions about his impartiality. Not only did Bill Barr oversee the cover-up of the Iran-Contra affair during his first stint in the AG role in the 1980s, in June 2018, Barr (th
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'It's a disgrace'—Democrats blast the grossly inappropriate press conference from Bill Barr

From the minute Donald Trump nominated Bill Barr as attorney general, there were questions about his impartiality. Not only did Bill Barr oversee the cover-up of the Iran-Contra affair during his first stint in the AG role in the 1980s, in June 2018, Barr (then a private citizen) penned an unsolicited letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing the Mueller investigation had overstepped its bounds and had no right to investigate Donald Trump for obstruction. Given that at the time he had not seen one shred of evidence, it was extraordinary he would take such a stance. Disqualifying. But, Bill Barr half-ass assured Senate Republicans like Sen. Susan Collins that he would act impartially, and they confirmed him anyway.   Now, just more than two months later, the Mueller investigation has been shut down, and Robert Mueller himself is nowhere to be seen. In an incredibly inappropriate move, Bill Barr decided to hold a press conference announcing Donald Trump had been exonerated, fully spinning the report before it has even been released to the public. Even worse, he shared the report with the White House before he even let members of Congress see it.    The press conference was even worse than anticipated. Needless to say, the reaction has been universal outrage over how inappropriate and biased Bill Barr has acted from the minute he took office, and especially today. Here is a look at how key Democrats are reacting to Barr’s press conference. xIt's a disgrace to see an Attorney General acting as if he's the personal attorney and publicist for the President of the United States.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 18, 2019

Collusion. Collusion. Collusion: Mueller report says Trump campaign had 'numerous links' with Russia

The Mueller report could not be more clear on the point of collusion if it were written in all 48-point headlines and ended every sentence with an exclamation report. In his March 24 letter to Congress, Attorney General William Barr gave Donald Trump a blank
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Collusion. Collusion. Collusion: Mueller report says Trump campaign had 'numerous links' with Russia

The Mueller report could not be more clear on the point of collusion if it were written in all 48-point headlines and ended every sentence with an exclamation report. In his March 24 letter to Congress, Attorney General William Barr gave Donald Trump a blanket waiver of any charges of conspiracy. In doing so, he cited a single sentence fragment from the Mueller report. Barr not only leaned heavily on this partial sentence in his report to Congress, but he also repeated it five times in his pre-report press conference. Here’s how those words looked when cited by Barr. The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” But context is everything. Here’s what the very first page of the Mueller report actually says (bolding added). The investigation identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and the Campaign expected it would benefit from information stolen and released by the Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that member of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Numerous links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Why was there “no collusion”? Because the Mueller report explicitly says they didn’t look for collusion.

‘Blink twice if you’re ok!’ Twitter watches Rod Rosenstein’s eyes for proof of collusion

Eagle-eyed Russiagaters landed on potential new evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia on Thursday: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wasn’t blinking enough during his boss’s press conference on the Mueller report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Blink twice if you’re ok!’ Twitter watches Rod Rosenstein’s eyes for proof of collusion

Eagle-eyed Russiagaters landed on potential new evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia on Thursday: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wasn’t blinking enough during his boss’s press conference on the Mueller report. Read Full Article at RT.com

AG William Barr goes from partisan hatchet man to pathetic Trump shill

Going into Thursday's press conference about the special counsel's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr had already proven to be a partisan hatchet man, but now he has now reduced his stature down to pathetic shill. The script Barr worked from to rel
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AG William Barr goes from partisan hatchet man to pathetic Trump shill

Going into Thursday's press conference about the special counsel's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr had already proven to be a partisan hatchet man, but now he has now reduced his stature down to pathetic shill. The script Barr worked from to relay information about one of the most consequential political inquiries in American history was nothing short of a brazen public relations campaign for Individual No. 1. Not only was it not subtle or deft in any way, it wasn't spoken as if it came from someone who had any familiarity with matters of law, but was rather relayed in the pedestrian language of Donald Trump. Similar to when Barr dropped the inflammatory word «spying» in testimony last week, he deployed the legally meaningless term «no collusion» as he repeatedly stated that Robert Mueller had found «no evidence» that Trump or his campaign had conspired with the Russians. And in case you missed that, Barr reinforced again that Mueller «didn't find any evidence» of collusion.  But much as he did in his hastily submitted four-page exoneration of Trump, Barr defined that collusion narrowly, according to national security expert Jeremy Bash. Bash noted on MSNBC that Barr outlined two instances in which Trump and his associates didn't assist the Russians: helping the Internet Research Agency (IRA) with social media manipulation, and helping to hack the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign. We already knew from Mueller's separate indictments concerning the IRA and the Russian intelligence officials who did the hacking that the Trump campaign didn't assist in either effort. That's a distraction, actually. As Bash put forward, the question is whether the Trump campaign knew about Russia's effort, welcomed it, benefitted from it, and rewarded it.  Unfortunately, the collusion aspect of Mueller's report is the area where Barr had both broad discretion and lots of excuses to make redactions, so finding the answers to those questions could be difficult. Where Barr didn't have ample justification for making redactions was in the area of obstruction. And this is where Barr got truly pathetic by any rational standard. Speaking as if he were Trump's defense attorney rather than the nation's attorney general, Barr actually made the argument that Trump «faced an unprecedented situation» because he began his presidency under the cloud of an investigation. In other words, Trump was once again victimized by scrutiny and, ergo, he was justifiably frustrated and outraged and obviously (though we don't yet know all the details) took matters into his own hands. Never mind the fact that he and his associates had more than 100 contacts with Russians. It was unfair! Hurrumph.     Anyway, Barr conceded that the report outlines about 10 «episodes» of obstruction, but he also asserted that Trump acted with «non-corrupt motives.» What Barr forgot to mention was that Trump never sat for an interview with Mueller, so there's actually no way in hell Barr could know what intentions Trump had during his «episodes.» But Barr definitely wants you to know that Trump was frustrated and aggrieved, and so any actions he took were clearly justifiable.  Finally, Barr admitted talking with the White House to brief Trump's aides on the report (THIS IS NOT NORMAL!), but said he didn't talk to Mueller (the guy who authored the original report) about any of his own conclusions related to that report. File this away—>Barr: «I didn't talk to [Mueller] directly about the fact that we were making the decision but I am told that his reaction to that was that it was my prerogative as AG to make that decision.»

‘They got it right’: Mourinho on vital VAR moments in Man City-Spurs Champions League thriller

Jose Mourinho says the match officials “got it right” in crucial moments as they consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Manchester City’s dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘They got it right’: Mourinho on vital VAR moments in Man City-Spurs Champions League thriller

Jose Mourinho says the match officials “got it right” in crucial moments as they consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Manchester City’s dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday night. Read Full Article at RT.com

NXIVM sex cult’s alleged illegal political contributions reportedly went to Hillary Clinton

The NXIVM sex cult is facing allegations that it illegally bundled campaign donations to gain political favor with an unnamed US presidential election candidate and reports suggest that the politician is Hillary Clinton. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NXIVM sex cult’s alleged illegal political contributions reportedly went to Hillary Clinton

The NXIVM sex cult is facing allegations that it illegally bundled campaign donations to gain political favor with an unnamed US presidential election candidate and reports suggest that the politician is Hillary Clinton. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia registers its first domestically-produced 5-in-1 vaccine

Russian children won’t have to rely on foreign combo vaccines, as the first domestically-produced 5-in-1 vaccine, designed to protect from five dangerous diseases, has obtained a license. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia registers its first domestically-produced 5-in-1 vaccine

Russian children won’t have to rely on foreign combo vaccines, as the first domestically-produced 5-in-1 vaccine, designed to protect from five dangerous diseases, has obtained a license. Read Full Article at RT.com

Barr's 'frustration defense' of Trump is bizarre, weak, and genuinely unprecedented

The idea that Donald Trump can be excused for attempting to obstruct an investigation into conspiracy by his campaign because he was “frustrated” is the most bizarre legal theory since “If she floats, she’s a witch.” In a single confusing, unbelieva
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Barr's 'frustration defense' of Trump is bizarre, weak, and genuinely unprecedented

The idea that Donald Trump can be excused for attempting to obstruct an investigation into conspiracy by his campaign because he was “frustrated” is the most bizarre legal theory since “If she floats, she’s a witch.” In a single confusing, unbelievable minute, Attorney General William Barr took a hatchet to the whole idea of conspiracy and obstruction in a way that would invalidate swathes of convictions and make it nearly impossible to investigate any crime. In explaining how he could, in the space of just a few hours, absolve Trump of facing any charges of obstruction, Barr admitted that the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller looks at an astounding ten instances in which Trump appears to interfere in the investigation—so many instances that it’s difficult to know what they even were. Was it when Trump fired FBI director James Comey? How about when Trump attempted to get then attorney general Jefferson Sessions to unredact himself so he could end the investigation? Threatening Rod Rosenstein? Trying to get the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York replaced? Authoring a letter from Air Force One that provided Donald Trump Jr. with a false alibi for having a meeting with Russian operatives in Trump Tower? How many such events would it have taken before Trump could be held accountable? Barr gave Trump ten free swings, but would eleven have been out of the question? A hundred? A thousand? Barr gives no limits, but it’s clear that the real limits are always somewhere on the other side of whatever action Trump takes. The power of frustration gives Trump authority over law. This theory isn’t just ridiculous, Barr knows it is ridiculous. Questioned on this point by a reporter, Barr immediately became frustrated and started hammering that the investigation conducted in Trump’s case were “unprecedented.” Which it was. They were unprecedented because the actions of Trump’s campaign—from the outreach to Russian officials to the open cooperation with WikiLeaks—were unprecedented. But not as unprecedented as Barr seemed to think. Trump was frustrated because the investigation into his actions was crimping his ability to lead his organization the way he wanted? Tell it to every mob boss ever.

US Justice Department releases Mueller report on Trump-Russia 'collusion' investigation

The US Department of Justice has released the full report on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into claims President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. The two-year probe 'did not establish' any collusion happened. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US Justice Department releases Mueller report on Trump-Russia 'collusion' investigation

The US Department of Justice has released the full report on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into claims President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. The two-year probe 'did not establish' any collusion happened. Read Full Article at RT.com

'It's almost a done deal': Islam Makhachev says Abu Dhabi UFC show is close to being announced

The UFC is close to announcing a big event in Abu Dhabi in September, according to UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev - a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'It's almost a done deal': Islam Makhachev says Abu Dhabi UFC show is close to being announced

The UFC is close to announcing a big event in Abu Dhabi in September, according to UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev - a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘We all watched with tears in our eyes’ as Notre Dame burnt – Putin

The inferno which engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was a hard sight to witness, Vladimir Putin has told French businessmen in the Kremlin. Russian companies are eager to join reconstruction efforts, he added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We all watched with tears in our eyes’ as Notre Dame burnt – Putin

The inferno which engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was a hard sight to witness, Vladimir Putin has told French businessmen in the Kremlin. Russian companies are eager to join reconstruction efforts, he added. Read Full Article at RT.com

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