Daily Archive: May 17, 2017

May
17

Australian tax chief faces charges after son’s cars, guns and money fraud romp

SYDNEY (Reuters) – One of Australia’s top anti-fraud tax officials faces charges after his son and eight friends were arrested in raids that netted cash, luxury cars, two small planes, guns and vintage wine in a A$165 million tax fraud, police said on Thursday.

May
17

Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Washington this week that Turkey would act “without asking anyone” if it faced any sort of attack from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

May
17

Brazil president taped discussing pay-off for witness in graft probe: O Globo

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer gave his blessing to an attempt to pay a potential witness to remain silent in the country’s biggest-ever graft probe, according to plea bargain testimony by a powerful businessman, newspaper O Globo reported on Wednesday.

May
17

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

May
17

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.

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