Secret documents reveal allied forces knew about Holocaust long before they discovered Nazi camps

The Allied Powers were aware of the scale of the Jewish Holocaust two-and-a-half years earlier than is generally assumed, and had even prepared war crimes indictments against Adolf Hitler and his top Nazi commanders.

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Former MI6 chief says Trump borrowed money from Russia

The former head of MI6 has said Donald Trump borrowed money from Russia for his business during the 2008 financial crisis. Richard Dearlove told Prospect Magazine that “what lingers for Trump may be what deals – on what terms – he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money” when other banks and lenders would not risk the money, given Mr Trump’s history of bankruptcy.

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Donald Trump’s staff are ‘wiping their electronic devices in anticipation of giving evidence’

White house officials and members of Donald Trump’s transition team are reportedly “purging” their electronic devices to avoid being compromised by subpoenas, it has been claimed. The accusation comes just weeks after government lawyers ordered the president’s aides to preserve any materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

When Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died suddenly in New York last week, he became the sixth Russian diplomat to die unexpectedly since November, leaving internet conspiracy theorists trying to spot a pattern. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was rushed to hospital from his office at Russia’s UN mission on 20 February, after becoming ill without warning on his way in to work.

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China hands Trump trademark he’s been seeking for years, days after he agrees One China policy

China has awarded Donald Trump a 10-year trademark for construction services in his own name, a decade after the businessman began his attempts to have the measure approved. It is thought to be the first trademark awarded to Mr Trump’s real-estate business since he was elected.

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Arkansas just passed a law that will let rapists sue victims who want an abortion

A pregnant woman’s husband will have the power to stop her from having an abortion, even in cases of spousal rape, under a new law introduced in the US state of Arkansas.

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Steve Bannon’s data firm in talks for lucrative White House contracts

The data company that helped push Donald Trump to victory is now hoping it will win two lucrative contracts to boost White House policy messaging and to expand sales for the Trump Organization. Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm that uses personality profiling, claims Steve Bannon as a board member, who will soon officially be Mr Trump’s chief strategist.

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First US military raid under Donald Trump ‘leaves 30 civilians dead’

The eight-year-old daughter of a radical preacher was among a large group of civilians reportedly killed during a US dawn raid in Yemen, the first military operation overseen by Donald Trump. Around 30 people, including 10 women and children, are thought to have been killed by American military personnel in the rural Yakla district of al-Bayda in the south of the country, according to medical staff.

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China ‘deploys nuclear-capable missiles’ in response to Trump

China has moved long-range missiles to the Russian border from where they could reach the USA, apparently in response to President Donald Trump’s “aggression”, unconfirmed reports say. The missiles, which can carry ten nuclear warheads up to 8,700 miles, have reportedly been moved to Heilongjiang province in north-east China.

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Petition calling on UK to cancel Trump state visit hits 100,000 signatures

100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the US President to be banned from making a state visit to the United Kingdom, less than five hours after it was launched on Sunday. Citing Mr Trump’s “well documented misogyny and vulgarity”, the petition to Parliament calls for Mr Trump to be allowed into the country, but not invited to meet the Queen.

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