In 2009, Turkey’s tax ministry imposed a $2.5 billion fine for alleged tax evasion on Dogan Yayin, a media conglomerate whose newspapers and television stations were critical of the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under financial and political pressure, the company began unloading some assets and closing others. Last month, the billionaire Aydin Dogan sold his remaining … [Read more...] about The Autocrats’ Playbook
President Trump is willing to hold a rare face-to-face meeting with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin despite growing evidence that Moscow poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter near their homes in the UK, an attack that has plunged relations between Russia and the West to their lowest point in years. The two leaders discussed a potential meeting during a March 20 phone call, a … [Read more...] about Putin ordered a nerve agent attack in the UK. Trump invited him to the White House anyway.
Vladimir Putin seems to have a new favorite — stunning blond Victoria Lopyreva. Miss Russia 2003 has been given the cushy job of official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia this summer. Lopyreva flies private to European capitals. In Paris, she posted an Instagram photo of herself in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel George V with a crocodile Hermès … [Read more...] about This blonde is Putin’s new pet
Former Vice President Joe Biden did not hold back his contempt for President Donald Trump during a Tuesday night rally at the University of Miami. “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it.’ ... They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said no,” Biden told the crowd of college students. “I said, ‘If … [Read more...] about Biden Would’ve ‘Beat The Hell Out Of’ Trump In High School For His Abuse Of Women
Now-fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress last year about his contacts with Russian officials, a source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News' Paula Reid. Sessions fired McCabe late Friday, at the recommendation of FBI officials. … [Read more...] about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, fired by Jeff Sessions, led probe into Sessions