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May calls for inquiry into 'tragic' Gaza deaths

May calls for inquiry into 'tragic' Gaza deaths

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Theresa May has called for an inquiry into the "tragic" deaths in Gaza as Israel faced growing condemnation over its killing of dozens of Palestinians. The prime minister urged Israel to "show restraint" after soldiers shot dead two more Palestinians near the border on Tuesday.Monday was the deadliest day in the region since the 2014 Gaza war, as 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 wounded amid protests over the US embassy's move to Jerusalem.At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields". Image: More than 60 Palestinians have been killed in violent clashes on the Gaza border ...
Cambridge Analytica inquiry to continue after collapse

Cambridge Analytica inquiry to continue after collapse

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Regulators will pursue an investigation into Cambridge Analytica despite the data firm announcing its collapse.The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which has been looking into the British firm's handling of data harvested from millions of Facebook users, and raided its offices in March, said the inquiry would continue.Cambridge Analytica said on Wednesday that it had been the subject of "numerous unfounded accusations" and had been "vilified" for activities that were both legal and accepted as a "standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas".It blamed a "siege of media coverage" for driving away customers, meaning the company's continued operation was no longer viable, leaving it "with no realistic alternative to placing the company into admi...
Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceRussia's foreign minister has dismissed as "blather" the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw "facts".The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are seen as a major development in his continuing probe into the US 2016 election.President Trump has said the indictment shows his campaign did "nothing wrong". The Russian foreign minister was being questioned by participants at the Munich Security Conference. Asked about the charges, he said that even Vice-President Mike Pence had called the investigation into question. "So until we see the facts, everything else is just blather." But Mr Tr...
Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation.Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft.The announcement was made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling.Three Russian companies are also named in the indictment.The Trump-Russia saga in 200 wordsOne of them is the Internet Research Agency, based in St Petersburg, which the 37-page indictment said "had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016 US presidential election".Speaking at a news conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was...
Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'looking forward' to interview

Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'looking forward' to interview

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Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump has for the first time said he is prepared to be questioned under oath as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.He said he was "looking forward" to it, subject to the advice of his lawyers.Investigators are assessing if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election in his favour - a claim denied by Mr Trump and Russia. Investigators will also determine if Mr Trump obstructed the inquiry.The US intelligence community has already concluded that Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump.The president had previously said he thought an interview was "unlikely" because there had been no collusion.He has called the Russia investigation a "witch...