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PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing

The prime minister’s special representative on internet safety has said that MPs should not be sharing their work computer passwords with staff. Baroness Shields’s advice follows an admission by three Conservative MPs that they had given their login details to their assistants. There have also been suggestions that the practice is relatively commonplace. Sharing passwords is not a breach of the UK’s Data Protection Act. But House of Commons staff are explicitly banned from disclosing their own passwords. And documents posted online by the Associated Press news agency indicate MPs…

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Ex-Trump adviser charged over Russia scandal

President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI in January. Mr Flynn was forced to resign the following month after misleading the White House about meeting the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took office. The charges were brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as part of his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Mr Flynn is due in court shortly. He is accused of “wilfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements”. He is…

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Trump adviser George Papadopoulos lied about Russian links

An adviser to Donald Trump during his election campaign has admitted seeking to set up a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty this month to having lied to the FBI over when he met go-betweens, an unsealed justice department statement reveals. He said he had been told the Russians possessed “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with tax fraud in an unrelated case. The 12 charges brought against Mr Manafort and one of his business associates, Rick Gates,…

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Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists 'clowns'

The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But Mr Bannon told Prospect magazine: “Ethno-nationalism – it’s losers”. Questions surround Mr Bannon’s future, with President Trump refusing to say if he had confidence in him. Mr Trump is reportedly under pressure to fire Mr Bannon, who in his role has enjoyed direct…

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Ivanka Trump, adviser to US president, says she 'stays out of politics'

What exactly is Ivanka Trump’s role working for her father’s administration in the White House? Apparently it has nothing to do with politics. The daughter of US President Donald Trump, who was made a federal employee in March following months of speculation about whether she would be stepping up to take on the traditional roles of a “First Lady”, has said she tries to “stay out of politics”. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Mad moves from massive ape Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:27 More World News Videos Previous slideNext slide Ivanka Trump:…

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Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser resigns

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned over allegations he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office. Mr Flynn is said to have misled officials about his call with Russia’s ambassador before his own appointment. It is illegal for private citizens to conduct US diplomacy. US reports earlier said the White House had been warned about the contacts last month and was told Mr Flynn may be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. The national security adviser is appointed by the president to serve as his or her…

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