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97 orcas and belugas make the long trip to freedom after release from Russia's 'whale jail'

When the world learned last winter about the existence of a watery prison holding dozens of whales in Russia’s Far East, environmentalists such as Oganes Targulyan feared the creatures were doomed. Targulyan, a longtime campaigner for Greenpeace based in Moscow, says the likelihood of the whales surviving a prolonged stay in iced-over pens seemed remote. The facility, located in a…

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Former national security official says Trump sent ambassador on 'domestic political errand'

Trump impeachment: Day 5 of public testimony National Security Council’s Fiona Hill calls Sondland-Giuliani efforts on Ukraine a “domestic political errand.” Hill criticizes lawmakers who are promoting “alternative narrative” that the Ukrainian government is an American adversary. Foreign service officer David Holmes says ex-U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was subjected to smear campaign. Hill and Holmes are the 8th…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Israel’s attorney general formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the longtime leader’s grip on power. Capping a three-year investigation, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, raising more uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision in a statement. The charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud. Netanyahu, who has…

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Prince Andrew must talk to U.S. prosecutors, Epstein victims' lawyer says

Lawyers for the victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein say Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators immediately, after the senior royal withdrew from public duties over what he called his “ill-judged association” with the convicted pedophile. U.S. attorney Gloria Allred said Andrew should contact American authorities “without conditions and without delay.” Andrew announced Wednesday…

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