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In Paris, Putin and Zelensky take hesitant steps toward peace

  • Moscow (CNN) - Ukraine and Russia have managed to inch forward on a long-dormant peace process, taking cautious new steps toward ending the conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel took part in the negotiations, but all eyes were on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who represent opposing sides in a five-year war that has claimed the lives of around 13,000 people.
  • Monday's meeting was the first between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents since Zelensky took office earlier this year in a landslide election victory.
  • In Paris, the pair committed to an important new step, pledging to work toward local elections in the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.
  • A one-on-one session between Putin and Zelensky in Paris did not resolve the biggest issue of who will control Ukraine's eastern border when elections happen in separatist regions.

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Christopher Steele said he's not biased against President Trump because he was 'friendly' with Ivanka Trump

  • Christopher Steele made the comments to investigators as part of the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI's Russia probe.
  • While the name Steele refers to in the report is redacted, a source close to Steele's corporate intelligence agency confirmed the family member is Ivanka Trump.
  • His corporate intelligence company, Orbis, also provided the inspector general with access to its internal documents and memoranda of its meetings with the FBI since the firm's relationship with the bureau began in 2013.
  • Steele's primary source for information in the dossier, for instance, told the FBI he or she may have talked about Trump's alleged sexual activities in "jest" and couldn't confirm whether the tape was real, the report states, quoting the source.

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The head of the US anti-doping agency called the Russia sports ban a 'weak punishment'

  • Agency CEO Travis Tygart spoke to CNN World Sport anchor Don Riddell on Monday, calling the four-year ban another "weak punishment" that will only encourage the country to continue their behavior.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia on Monday from sporting competitions over doping non-compliance.
  • The decision came after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSDA) failed to cooperate during investigations into sports in Russia.
  • Tygart said he did not believe the ban would change the country's behavior in covering up the doping habits of their athletes.
  • For example, the Russian national team can still qualify for the Olympics in 2020, but if successful would have to compete as a neutral team in Tokyo.
  • Tygart believes that unless CAS decides to appropriately discipline Russia, a decision which he said is backed by "athletes around the world," the national team will make an appearance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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'S--- just got real': DOJ watchdog uncovers pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents after 2016 election

  • The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, uncovered a series of text messages between two FBI agents expressing support for President Donald Trump right after the 2016 US election.
  • In his report Monday on the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation, Horowitz detailed how a handling agent and co-handling agent exchanged texts on November 9, 2016, rejoicing over Trump's victory the previous day.
  • The Russia investigation, spearheaded first by former FBI director James Comey and later by the special counsel Robert Mueller, found that President Donald Trump's campaign enthusiastically welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, but there was not sufficient evidence to bring a conspiracy charge against anyone on the campaign.
  • Mueller declined to make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" on whether to charge Trump, citing a 1973 Office of Legal Counsel memo that said a sitting president cannot be indicted.

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DOJ watchdog finds pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents - Business Insider

  • The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, uncovered a series of text messages between two FBI agents expressing support for President Donald Trump right after the 2016 US election.
  • In his report Monday on the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation, Horowitz detailed how a handling agent and co-handling agent exchanged texts on November 9, 2016, rejoicing over Trump's victory the previous day.
  • The Russia investigation, spearheaded first by former FBI director James Comey and later by the special counsel Robert Mueller, found that President Donald Trump's campaign enthusiastically welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, but there was not sufficient evidence to bring a conspiracy charge against anyone on the campaign.
  • Mueller declined to make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" on whether to charge Trump, citing a 1973 Office of Legal Counsel memo that said a sitting president cannot be indicted.

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DOJ watchdog finds pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents - Business Insider

  • The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, uncovered a series of text messages between two FBI agents expressing support for President Donald Trump right after the 2016 US election.
  • In his report Monday on the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation, Horowitz detailed how a handling agent and co-handling agent exchanged texts on November 9, 2016, rejoicing over Trump's victory the previous day.
  • The Russia investigation, spearheaded first by former FBI director James Comey and later by the special counsel Robert Mueller, found that President Donald Trump's campaign enthusiastically welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, but there was not sufficient evidence to bring a conspiracy charge against anyone on the campaign.
  • Mueller declined to make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" on whether to charge Trump, citing a 1973 Office of Legal Counsel memo that said a sitting president cannot be indicted.

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Russia banned from international sports for 4 years after Wada probe - Business Insider

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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Russia banned from Olympics over doping scandal

  • Moscow | Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, a WADA spokesman said.
  • Monday's sanctions had been recommended by WADA's compliance review committee in response to the doctored laboratory data provided by Moscow earlier this year.
  • One of the conditions for the reinstatement of Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, which was suspended in 2015 in the wake of the athletics doping scandal but reinstated last year, had been that Moscow provide an authentic copy of the laboratory data.
  • The punishment, however, leaves the door open for clean Russian athletes to compete at major international sporting events without their flag or anthem for four years, as was the case during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

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Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for 4 years after an investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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Russia banned from international sports for 4 years after Wada probe - Business Insider

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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