Russia Paid Clinton Foundation Millions for Uranium Deal

Bill Clinton and his family foundation reportedly received millions from the head of a uranium company -- and a firm promoting their stock -- while the Russians sought approval for a takeover of the company from several U.S. agencies including the one headed by Clinton's wife. The New York Times reported on the complex and intertwined relationships -- as well as the favors and donations -- that factored into the deal. At the center of the controversy is a company called Uranium One. The Ru...
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China’s Shadow Hovers over Senate Trade Debate

The Senate Finance Committee’s vote late Wednesday to approve “fast track” trade legislation revealed two things: Some Democrats strongly support the measure, and concerns about China’s currency practices will dog the bill as it moves through Congress. “I think this is well on its way to passing,” Senate Finance Committee Orrin Hatch told reporters after the 20-6 bipartisan vote for the bill, which would empower the White House to finish a controversial Asia-Pacific trade deal. Seven Democrat...
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China Steps Up Arrests of Internet Users

Police in China have arrested four people and detained or warned another 81 as authorities crack down on alleged Internet rumour-mongering, state media reported Saturday. Police did not give details on the timing of the actions, Xinhua news agency said, adding that 16 websites were punished for "weak safety management". Citing police, Xinhua said that the alleged rumour-mongers "used social network services to fabricate and spread rumours, or forward rumours published on foreign websites"....
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