‘Mistakes’ may have been made during arrest of journalist, Kremlin says

Moscow makes comments after Russian papers call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov The Kremlin has admitted that mistakes may have been made by police during the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on controversial drug-dealing charges, as calls for his release grew louder. Mistakes can never be ruled out, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin. The important thing is to recognise mistakes so that they arent repeated. Some issues need clarification, he said on Monday. Police initially published a number of photographs that they said showed a drug lab at Golunovs rented flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministrys website after police officials admitted that the photographs had been taken at a …

Mueller report: special counsel delivers findings of Trump-Russia inquiry

Submission to US attorney general signals end of criminal inquiry that has prompted furious attacks from Trump and his allies Robert Mueller has completedhis Trump-Russia investigation without prosecuting additional associates of the president, and has reported his findingsto William Barr, the US attorney general. led to the criminal convictions of Trumps campaign chairman, deputy chairman, personal attorney and two policy advisers. The presidents longtime friend and adviser fired FBI director James Comey. A special counsel is a prosecutor appointed in extraordinary circumstances or in cases of conflicts of interest within the justice department. In this case, there was a need for someone to investigate the Russian matter who was not appointed by or beholden to Trump. Muellersthree committeesconducting investigations in …

Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter appeals for witnesses a year after his murder

Exclusive: Natalia Glushkova tells of how her Russian dissident fathers murder was set up to look like suicide The daughter of the positive and incapable of harming himself. Glushkov was a prominent critic of the Kremlin and a close friend of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky. A former executive in the Russian state airline Aeroflot, Glushkov was killed on 12 March last year at his home in New Malden. Police say he was strangled. Natalia Glushkova. Photograph: Supplied His murder happened a week after two Russian intelligence officers poisoned Glushkov in 2013 after meeting him in a Bristol hotel room. He survived. In August police Litvinenko, the Georgian billionaire $5bn (3.8bn) legal suit brought by Berezovsky against the oligarch Roman …