Foreign Policy and National Security

Vt. Can Move Ahead With Opioid Suit Against Purdue Pharma

Vermont’s attorney general’s office announced Thursday that it will continue its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for the company’s alleged role in fueling opioid addiction in the Green Mountain State, after a state judge ruled against the OxyContin maker’s bid to kill the case…

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Resolution To Make Mueller Report Public Blocked In Senate

A resolution calling for the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s election interference probe to be made public stalled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after passing the House of Representatives earlier in the day without opposition…

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Russian Co. Tied To DNC Hack In Newly Unsealed Report

An internet infrastructure company run by Russian tech exec Aleksej Gubarev played a role in the 2016 hacking of Democratic Party leaders, according to a report by a former government cybersecurity official that was unsealed Thursday as part of a defamation suit Gubarev had brought against BuzzFeed Inc…

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Russian Telecom Settles FCPA Claims For $850M

ussian telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and a subsidiary agreed to pay $850 million related to U.S. authorities’ allegations that the company bribed an Uzbek official to win $2.4 billion worth of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday…

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Roger Stone’s Book Intro A Breach Of Gag Order, Judge Says

A D.C. federal judge took self-described political dirty trickster and Trump campaign veteran Roger Stone to task on Tuesday, saying the release of a preview to his book on the internet violated a gag order she had imposed last month…

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AG Barr Won’t Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

Ethics officials at the U.S. Department of Justice have cleared Attorney General William Barr to oversee the probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a Monday statement, despite concerns about Barr’s possible bias against the investigation…

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GE, Tepco Dodge Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and General Electric Co. on Monday dodged a $1 billion lawsuit by U.S. sailors over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after a California federal judge agreed the suit belonged in Japanese, not U.S., courts…

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