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Turkish gold trader tells US jury he bribed official

Turkish gold trader tells US jury he bribed official

Aslan also is charged in the USA case. Zarrab pleaded guilty to bank fraud, money-laundering, and other charges on October 2 and has been cooperating with authorities. Zarrab, with an American flag behind him, says he became a US government witness after lawyers trying to arrange a prisoner transfer to free him failed.


Arabia 'looking for tension to cover up defeat', Rouhani

Arabia 'looking for tension to cover up defeat', Rouhani

Bulgaria on Wednesday accused Iran of refusing a plane taking its prime minister to Saudi Arabia through its airspace, but the Islamic republic denied it rejected the overflight request. Amid already existing tensions in the region, another hotspot was sparked in the region - this time in Lebanon. After much speculation of a possible forced detention, Hariri finally returned to Beirut and suspended his resignation after Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged the politician to engage in dialogue.



Thousands more United States military service members in Iraq and Syria than believed

The data center's latest worldwide deployment data, accurate as of September 30, was released on its website November 17. The Defense Department has acknowledged that the DMDC numbers and official troop levels are often two different things, typically because troops on temporary assignments or on overlapping rotations , as well as some special-operations forces, have not been included in official Pentagon counts.


CNN to boycott the White House press Christmas party

CNN to boycott the White House press Christmas party

Among the new touches this year: On the outside, wreaths topped with red bows adorn every White House window. Given that President Donald Trump has made the celebration of the holiday a central talking point of both his campaign and his presidency, it's no surprise they went big.