Banker gave loans to gain Trump admin post May 24, 2019 0 534 12345 NEW YORK: A US banker was charged on Thursday with approving millions of dollars in loans to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort in expectation of getting a top level position in the new administration.Stephen Calk, the chairman of Chicago-based Federal Savings Bank, overturned resistance in his bank to lending $16 million to Manafort, who at the time in late 2016 faced losing valuable properties to foreclosure if he could not come up with new financing. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US House Speaker Pelosi calls for Trump family’s intervention with president May 24, 2019 0 1867 Football scandal girl film wins top Cannes prize May 24, 2019 0 557 Malaysian officials go undercover to spy on non-fasting Muslims May 24, 2019 0 1108 ‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit AFP Kathmandu A HUGE queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers on Thursday reported two more deaths on the world’s highest mountain. More than 200 climbers were taking .. Two air strikes kill 14 Afghan civilians Kabul: Two air strikes have killed 14 civilians in Afghanistan in recent days, the United Nations said on Thursday, as the US intensifies its air war across the country. According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), .. Pakistan PM Imran suspends police amid outrage over child’s murder PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister .. May’s Brexit bill delayed amid resignation pressure AFP London The British government on Thursday postponed Theresa May’s final Brexit showdown in parliament following an outcry over concessions that looked set to speed up the end of her tumultuous spell as premier. The .. Russian tabloid publishes ‘Skripal audio recording’ Moscow: A Russian tabloid on Thursday published what it said was an audio recording of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned along with his daughter in Britain last year. The Skripals were discovered .. US Senate committee unveils $750 billion defence policy bill REUTERS WASHINGTON The US Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defence policy bill that would authorise more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end .. Indonesian troops flood streets after post-election riots Jakarta: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta on Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread ..