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The shadowy Russian intel unit that allegedly paid Afghan militants to kill US troops is the same one running assassinations in Europe

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A top secret Russian intelligence unit was allegedly behind a plot to pay Afghan militants to kill US troops and allies, according to a bombshell New York Times report based on US intelligence.
Unit 29155, part of Russia's military intelligence agency, has been tied to assassination attempts and other nefarious activities across Europe.
The shadowy Russian unit, formed a little over a decade ago, is tasked with destabilizing the West.
President Donald Trump was briefed on the intelligence assessment months ago, but did not act, according to the report. Trump has so...
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Obama's emotional call to George Floyd's family was the first time they 'really experienced solace' since his death, according to Al Sharpton

Obama's emotional call to George Floyd's family was the first time they 'really experienced solace' since his death, according to Al Sharpton

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Former President Barack Obama brought "solace" to George Floyd's family in an emotional 25-minute phone call, according to a report in the New York Times.
"That was the first time, I think, that the Floyd family really experienced solace since he died," Rev. Al Sharpton told the Times.
"I want you to have hope. I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do," Obama reportedly said during the 25-minute call.
The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life as a...
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