The Daily Populous

Thursday May 17th, 2018 evening edition

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However, Yahoo News reported that investigators have obtained messages from Russian associate Felix Sater, who worked on the deal, that show Cohen continued to discuss the project until at least May 2016.

Trump was close to securing the GOP presidential nomination at that time.

Cohen and his lawyer did not return Yahoo News’s requests for comment.

“All my communications show I was tenaciously trying to get a super tall tower built and nothing else.”.

Yahoo reported that the messages show Cohen and Sater started to discuss a deal to build a Trump Tower in 2015.

“I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Sater wrote in one email.

The FBI raided his office last month, partly on a referral from Mueller. »

Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' found in hidden diary pages

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Two new pages from Anne Frank's diary have been published, containing a handful of dirty jokes and her thoughts on sex.

The hidden pages had been covered with gummed brown paper - apparently to hide her risqué writing from her family.

Writing about the decision to publish pages that Anne clearly wanted to keep hidden, the museum said that her diary - a Unesco-registered world heritage document - held significant academic interest. »

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early

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A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early, the second such case in months.

If the details are anything to go by, customers are faced with slipping standards: a train last November left 20 seconds early while this time it was a full 25 seconds premature.

Back then the mishap was also caused by the conductor mixing up departure times - though no passenger was left behind. »

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy

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The product is manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals, which operates in the U.S. as Greenwich Biosciences; GW Pharmaceuticals funded the clinical trial.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a rare and severe form of epilepsy characterized by frequent drop seizures and severe cognitive impairment.

Six medications are approved to treat seizures in patients with the syndrome, but disabling seizures occur in most patients despite these treatments. »

Research shows GM potato variety combined with new management techniques can cut fungicide use by up to 90%

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Teagasc have concluded their field study which investigated both the environmental and agronomic impact of a GM potato variety genetically engineered to resist late blight disease, caused by Phytophthora infestans.

Research shows GM potato variety combined with new management techniques can cut fungicide use by up to 90%.

Teagasc research indicates that combining a cisgenic blight resistant potato with advanced Integrated management systems can reduce the environmental impact of potato production by over 95pc. »