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Mueller interviews mystery Bannon protege who claims to be close to key Middle Eastern power-brokers twice in Russia probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller has interviewed George Nader, an associate of former top White House advisor Steve Bannon, according to a new report.
Bus inferno horror kills 52: Officials say short circuit caused blaze on coach taking migrant workers through Kazakhstan to Russia
At least 52 people were burned alive when a bus ignited in a fireball in Kazakhstan. The dead are believed to be Uzbek citizens, immigrant workers en route to Russia.
Defence cuts leave Britain vulnerable to an attack from Putin: Head of the Army warns of dangers of UK failing to 'keep up' with Russia's military strength
Britain must take action now so that the Armed Forces can tackle the threat from Russia, General Sir Nick Carter, the head of the Army warns.
Do these women have the biggest FEET in the world? Bizarre online gallery showcases beautiful models with VERY large shoes
The niche gallery was featured in Woman magazine in Russia where pride of place went to model and former beauty queen Anastasia Reshetova, 21.
Dog shoots dead its owner: Pet jumps up at its master while he was hunting in Russia and claws the trigger of his rifle
Sergey Terekhov, 53, had let his two dogs out of his Lada car to run before he went on a hunting expedition in Russia’s Saratov region. But one canine ended up pulling the trigger of his gun.
Some £1.4million has allegedly been assigned to World Cup host cities such as Ekaterinburg, to pay for deployment of 'canine KGB' death squads and clear the streets of stray dogs.
Risking his life for internet fame: Thrill-seeker dangles from the top of a 1,200ft high tower ONE-HANDED in footage that will make your palms sweat
Tense footage shows notorious daredevil Alex Nomernoy, 19, dangling by one hand from a 1,200-foot tower in Russia while giving a thumbs up to the camera. He is renowned for his crazy stunts.
Mattis warns of growing threats of China and Russia and says US military's competitive edge has 'eroded' in every domain
Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities,Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.
Flipping heck! Russian daredevil performs a handstand on the ledge of a tall Moscow building to get the best selfie
Nail-biting footage shows Alexandr Chernikov climbing over a railing at the top of a tall building in Moscow, Russia.
'The school is a butcher's shop': Pupil, 16, FIREBOMBS classroom and waits at the door to hack at fleeing children with an AXE in second attack at Russian school this week
The masked teenager attacker, who acted with others, was named by Russian media as ringleader Anton Bichivin - a pupil at the school in the Buryatia republic of southern Siberia.
Would YOU drive across this bridge? Truck inches its way along rickety 500-yard crossing over Siberian river with nothing to stop it going over the side
This is the nail-biting moment a brave trucker makes the perilous journey across the ramshackle Kuandinsky bridge in Siberia. Barely wide enough to fit a car, it is 66 feet tall and 1,640 long.
Irina Gladkikh, 35, flew her 13-year-old daughter from Chelyabinsk to Moscow in the hope of selling her 'first night' to a 'rich client' for £19,100. A shocking video shows the mother admitting her plan.
Payback time! Russian ex-soldier built Iron Man armoured suit including silenced firearms to fight off debt collectors along with a grenade launcher and machine guns
Anton Maltsev, 40, a veteran of the Chechen and Kosovan wars, created the exoskeleton from aluminium and steel, covered it in titanium armour, then equipped it with silenced weapons.
The house that Elsa touched! Abandoned Russian home is transformed into a frozen ice palace as temperatures in parts of the country plummet to -62C
Such is the force of winter in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg that one deserted house looks as if it could almost feature in the film Frozen, where everything Snow Queen Elsa touched turned to ice.
Dramatic moment two hoodie-clad crooks BLOW UP a cash machine using a gas-filled balloon in an audacious robbery attempt
This is the moment two audacious bank robbers tried to blow open a cash point in a bank in the Russian city of Ufa using a giant balloon filled with a mysterious gas. They were unsuccessful.
Trump says Russia is helping North Korea skirt international sanctions and undoing the help China is giving the U.S. as Kim inches closer to having nuclear missiles
Trump accused Russia is of helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and said Pyongyang is getting 'closer every day' to being able to fire a long-range missile at the U.S.
Enormous glowing ball is seen over northern Siberia after fuel from four Russian rockets tested overnight created an illusion in the sky (but locals thought it could be a UFO)
Russia has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia.
Donald Trump is 'very eager' to be interviewed by Robert Mueller as part of the Russia probe, his attorney says
The President has been left irritated by the investigation into Russian meddling during and said last month the 'Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Moscow'.
Russian couple who regularly raped their 12-year-old daughter told police: 'Better us than some maniac'
The married couple - both 34 - are accused of paedophilia after turning their child into a 'sex slave', law enforcement sources say. They are being kept in custody in Volgograd, Russia.
Facebook is to expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has said.
This is the enchanting moment a polar fox charmed his way to a free fish supper from a Russian angler catching capelin in the Arctic sea.
Woman goes to hospital after nightclub assault... only to discover her doctor is the man 'who attacked her' - and he starts beating her AGAIN
A woman in Russia who was attacked by a doctor in a nightclub went to hospital for treatment only to be sent to the same man she claimed had assaulted her and for him to hit her again.
Putin's top pilot training college slammed after young cadets are filmed half-naked wearing BDSM costumes dancing to club music
Cadet at Vladimir Putin's top pilot training college in Ulyanovsk have caused scandal after footage of them wearing BDSM costumes while writhing to music in their digs emerged.
White House 'gags' Bannon from answering questions in Russia probe: Smirking Steve is subpoenaed for refusing to talk about his time working for Trump
Donald Trump's former White House chief strategist refused to answer questions about working for the president during a grilling by the House Intelligence Committee.
Bannon got a SUBPOENA from Mueller to appear before a grand jury after calling Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous' – and collects MORE subpoenas while getting grilled by the House Intelligence Committee
Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon arrived in the Capitol complex Tuesday to face investigators in a House Intelligence Committee probe.
Model daughter of former tennis superstar Yevgeny Kafelnikov says the pressure of living up to him caused her to suffer eating disorders and slash her wrists
Alesya Kafelnikova, 19, said growing up in Russia her father and mother left her to be raised by nannies and drivers, and only spoke to her in order to berate her, which happened often.
Moscow only got SIX MINUTES of sunshine in December when it normally gets an hour a day during that month
Moscow experienced its darkest December on record in 2017, with just six minutes of sunshine. Until now, the darkest month was in 2000, when only three hours of sunshine were recorded.
MPs holding an inquiry into fake news are concerned Russians are creating a ‘treasure hunt’ trail of misinformation, it is understood by planting fake news on Wikipedia.
Polar-oid picture: Arctic bear takes a few cheeky selfies as it investigates camera on Russian island
The giant carnivore achieved mixed results as it triggered a so-called 'photo trap' on Russia's remote Wrangel Island in Chuckchi Sea.
Hope Hicks. Washington's communications director, could face the panel as early as this week as the focus turns to pinpoint who was part of the inner circle of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Alex Nomernoy, from Moscow, hangs off the front of a moving train in this terrifying clip before getting out his phone and choosing a song. The 19-year-old fist-bumps his friend in a second clip.
This is the incredible moment a daredevil scales an 1,000 foot radio tower near Galich in Kostromskaya, Russia, before hanging from a ledge by his bare hands.
Sweden reissues Cold War booklet advising what to do in the event of conflict following Russia's intensified military manoeuvres
A leaflet from the Cold War advising people what to do in the event of war is to be reissued by the Swedish government amid concerns about Russian war games in the region.
The human icicle: Mystery as professional climber's body is found covered in ice dangling from a Russian building, as police say there is no suggestion of suicide
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: An investigation has begun into the mysterious death of a Russian professional climber found dangling in ice from the roof of a student dormitory.
Russian foreign minister lashes out at US for 'destabilizing' the world by issuing threats on Iran nuclear deal and North Korea
Russia's Sergey Lavrov warned that Kremlin won't support the US demand for changes in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and called the new US demands to Iran 'deplorable,'
The moment RAF Typhoon fighter jets intercept two Russian supersonic 'Blackjack' bombers after being scrambled when the aircraft approached UK airspace
The planes took off from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray on the coast of Scotland just before 9.30am today in Britain's latest military stand-off with Moscow.
Russia has an underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100-megaton warhead, leaked Pentagon report says
The existence of the underwater nuclear carrier, codenamed Kanyon by the U.S., has been rumoured in the past, but the leaked draft of Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review confirmed this.
Bannon to testify before House Intelligence panel after calling Trump Tower Russia meeting 'treasonous'
Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon is to appear before the House Intelligence Committee this week, after suffering an extraordinary public break with President Trump.
Teenage 'Columbine massacre fans' stab a teacher and eight pupils as young as ten 'in the neck' during rampage at Russian school, leaving corridors covered in blood
Corridors were left covered in blood after the young knifemen launched their attack at School number 127 in the central Russian city of Perm.
Boy, three, and his mother survive jumping from burning eighth floor apartment when she uses her body to cushion the fall
A three-year-old boy and his mother survived jumping from a burning eighth floor apartment in St Petersburg. The woman cradled her son and cushioned his impact when they hit the ground.
The explosive moment Russia exacts its revenge for New Year's Eve attack in Syria which killed two soldiers and destroyed seven planes
Russia says it has successfully used a guided missile and its special forces to trace and kill Syrian rebels responsible for the devastating New Year's Eve attack on its Hmeymim air base.
Russian Navy detonates mines and deploys troops as they simulate invasion at a training camp bordering Poland and Lithuania
Large deployment of personnel - including engineers and sappers from the Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet - detonated huge bombs during a drill at the Khmelyovka training ground in Kaliningrad.
Democrats want Ivanka Trump interviewed as part of Russia probe after it was revealed she 'had contact with participants of Trump Tower meeting as they made their way out'
Democrat representative Adam Schiff said on Thursday he wanted to interview Ivanka Trump as part of the Russia probe after it was revealed she had valuable information.
'When he raised his axe I just closed my eyes': Russian woman who had her hands chopped off by jealous husband describes how he tied her up and mutilated her
Dmitry Grachyov was convinced his 25-year-old wife Margarita had cheated on him after she demanded a divorce. The Russian drove her to a forest and bound her before severing her limbs.
Russian soldier is given a serious tongue-lashing from furious officer after accidentally destroying an armoured vehicle by trying to heat up his rations and setting it on fire
Shamed soldier Semen Merezhnikov had been trying to cook his canned food rations by making a fire while stationed in Crimea when he caused his BTR-82 armoured vehicle to go up in flames.
Russia reveals terrorist drones captured in Syria are so advanced they could pose a threat anywhere in the world and are immune to jamming technology
The drones used in weekend attacks on Russian bases in Syria differed from rudimentary craft earlier used by rebels and could not have been made without foreign help, Russian officials say.
A REALLY cold war: Two gangs of chanting Russian football hooligans break into vicious brawl - leaving one side bloodied and beaten in the snow until their rivals help them up
This is the moment fighting breaks out between two huge Russian groups of thuggish football fans who took each other outside in the freezing cold snow to battle it out.
Woman is saved by her thick winter coat when runaway puma attacks her after it escaped from a Russian circus
The woman, who has not been publicly named, was attacked from behind as she queued for tickets at the circus box office in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Daredevil dives off of 16th-floor balcony holding an unfurled parachute... and lands completely unharmed after it catches the wind and he drifts to the ground
Terrifying footage shows the thrill-seeker lowering his parachute over the edge of a balcony at a high rise residential building in Ivanova, Russia.
EXCLUSIVE: Jilted wife of Ukip leader who dumped her for a blonde glamour model speaks out for first time to say she'll 'focus' on their young children
Russian born Tatiana Smurova, who has dropped the Bolton part of her surname, told Mail Online her priority were her two children – with no mention of her soon to be ex Henry Bolton.
Voters say Trump will be CLEARED of wrongdoing in Russia probe this year as battle over 'collusion' accusations heats up
A new Morning Consult poll conducted for Politico found 49 per cent say it's 'likely' the president will be exonerated of any wrongdoing.
Trump says 'it seems unlikely' that special counsel Robert Mueller would interview him for the Russia probe 'because nobody's found any collusion at any level'
'I'll see what happens. But when they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview,' Trump said.
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner 'not at all' off the hook in Russia probe says Senate Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman
The president's son-in-law is 'not at all' off the hook in the Russia probe, a Republican lawmaker leading Senate investigation into election meddling said Wednesday.
Congressional Democrats blast Trump for ignoring Russian election interference all around the world – not just in America
Their new report warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and says even as some democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, Trump has no strategy.
Trump's attorney Michael Cohen sues Buzzfeed for publishing infamous Russian dossier that alleged collusion between staff and Moscow
President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is suing Buzzfeed for publishing the infamous Russia dossier last year.
Desperate man gets tanked up so he can get tanked up: Russian drinker steals armoured vehicle so he can ram raid a supermarket and steal a bottle of wine
A drinker in Russia was so desperate to get his hands on a bottle of wine that he stole an armoured vehicle, drove it to a supermarket, rammed it through the front and then grabbed a bottle off the shelves.
Russian historian who exposed crimes committed by Stalin begins enforced psychiatric testing amid fears he will be falsely declared insane for angering Putin
Yuri Dmitriev, 61, right, is on trial in northwest Russia over allegations that he had taken photographs of his 11-year-old adoptive daughter which could be considered child pornography.
Inside Russia's brutal 'baiting stations': Horrific footage shows chained up bears, muzzled foxes and badgers viciously attacked by hunting dogs
Videos filmed at Russian 'baiting stations'at unknown locations shows chained bears and tethered and muzzled foxes and badgers are being used to train hunting dogs.
Putin fears nuclear power plant drone attack: Special military until is set up to prevent terrorist strike after the gadgets are used to bomb Russian bases in Syria
Vladimir Putin is poised to create a special force to protect key Russian installations like nuclear power stations from drone attacks in the same week his forces came under attack at its Syria bases.
Dashcam captures the horrifying moment a child is thrown through a windscreen – but miraculously survives after landing in the snow
A child had a miraculous escape after being hurled through a car windscreen when her 'panicking' mother drove the wrong way down a busy road in Plest, Russia, and collided with another vehicle.
Hero braves walk across the ice in just his UNDERWEAR to save a trapped dog in baltic Russia in astounding clip
A hero took on icy conditions when he climbed across a frozen body of water to rescue a dog. The man stripped to his underwear and deftly walked across the ice in Sortavala, Russia.
Mysterious bright flash and 'ground shaking explosion' over Russia sparks fears of a US missile strike on North Korea
The explosion of light across large parts of Russia sparked fears of a US attack on North Korea but was also blamed on a UFO visitation or a meteor exploding in the atmosphere.
EXCLUSIVE: F-word rows and bitter disputes over Russia, Iran and Syria: New documentary to lay bare the truth about the Obama White House's last days
Obama's last days in the White House were filled with chaos and f-word confrontations over foreign policy in Iran and Syria, the new documentary The Final Year reveals.
Apology NOT accepted! White House says 'the man has lost his mind, and good riddance' after 'Sloppy' Steve Bannon claims he was not talking about Don Jr when he slammed 'treasonous' Trump Tower meeting
The White House rejected a groveling apology from the president's former chief strategist on Monday, saying there's not 'any way back' into Trump's good graces for him.
Red alert: Royal Navy scrambles frigate to intercept FOUR Russian naval ships sailing through the English Channel
The Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster has been sent out to shadow the Russian ships RFS Soobraziltenyy and RFS Boikiy and two support vessels off the coast of southern England.
Russian lawyer at notorious Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr. now says she is sure she met IVANKA too
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya believes she had a brief encounter with Ivanka Trump following her infamous meeting with three top Donald Trump advisors in June 2016.
Russia 'simulated a large-scale attack against NATO' during last year's Zapad military exercises, Estonian commander says
Estonian Defence Forces General Riho Terras has confirmed that Russia's massive programme of war games featuring tens of thousands of troops in September simulated an attack against Nato.
'Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man': 'Sloppy' Steve Bannon makes groveling APOLOGY to the president and his son - saying his 'treason' comments about Trump Tower meeting were meant for Paul Manafort
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is apologizing to President Trump and his son, giving quotes to Axios Sunday , offering his regrets.
Gold-toothed foster parent 'who carried out 900 rapes and sexual assaults against girls aged 13 or under' is accused of being Russia's worst paedophile in history
Foster father Viktor Lishavsky, 37, from Amursk, Russia, has been accused of more than 900 counts of rape and violent sexual acts mostly against girls aged 13 or under in his care.
'My world has fallen apart': UKIP leader's jilted wife tells how he dumped her by TEXT just after Christmas following six years of marriage in favour of his 25-year-old girlfriend
Devastated Tatiana Smurova has told how Henry Bolton denied he was about to leave her when she confronted him just two weeks ago and said: 'My world has fallen apart.'
Moscow hits out at the BBC for ‘depicting Britain as a playground for Russian gangsters' in hit series McMafia
The new series portrays a world where Russians move in a world rife with criminal activity, but the embassy moved quickly to point out the difference between fact and fiction.
World's most expensive vodka bottle is found empty on a Danish construction site after thieves failed to realise it was the diamond-encrusted container - not its contents - that's worth £960,000
Police in Copenhagen, Denmark, say the bottle itself - which is said to be worth £960,000 - was recovered intact, but that the thieves had emptied it of its contents before allegedly dumping it.
Russia berates the US for calling UN Security Council meeting over protests in Iran that have left at least 21 dead
Russia's envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the Council was wrong because what was happening in Iran was an 'internal affair' which undermined the reputation of the U.N.'s top body.
Adopted Russian teen, who murdered his American Airlines pilot father and mother in Texas before a 12-hour SWAT standoff, was 'brutally disciplined, forced to sleep on a concrete floor, starved and tortured'
Carl Edward Brewer, 18, is accused of murdering American Airlines pilot Troy Gene Brewer, 60, and his wife Mary Brewer, 64, in their house in Crowley, Texas, in November.
Trump faces another bombshell as his demand that Jeff Sessions protect him from Russia probe like Bobby Kennedy protected JFK is revealed
President Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russia investigation.
Republican senators ask Justice Department to investigate British spy behind Trump dodgy 'dossier' for lying to the FBI
Two GOP senators have made the first known criminal referral from congressional probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, targeting former British spy Christopher Steele.
'It's time for Jeff to go': Two lawmakers call on Sessions to RESIGN as report claims Attorney General went AGAINST Trump's orders not to recuse himself in Russia probe
Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio are making their views known in an opinion column published Thursday on the Washington Examiner's website.
Department of Justice gives Devin Nunes access to 'all remaining investigative documents' sought as part of Russia inquiry
Under the terms of an inter-governmental deal, House investigators will get access to all remaining documents relating to Russia's alleged interference in last year's U.S. presidential election.
'Steve Bannon not only lost his job, he lost his mind': Trump rains fire and fury as ex-aide claims there is 'zero chance' Don Jr didn't introduce Russians to his father
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the infamous June 2016 meeting between top Trump officials and Russians 'treasonous' and said Donald Trump would have been aware of it.