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Monday May 23rd, 2022 evening edition

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Kushner and Mnuchin have reportedly raised $3.5 billion from Arab states since leaving office.

Saudi Arabia put a combined $3 billion into Kushner's and Mnuchin's funds, The New York Times said.

The Times reported both men held meetings with their investors while working in the White House.

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Jared Kushner, a former senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin raised a combined $3.5 billion from Arab monarchies within six months of leaving the office, The New York Times reported.

Shortly after Trump left office, Mnuchin launched a fund, Liberty Capital, and Kushner followed soon after, launching Affinity Partners in July.

Within six months, Affinity Partners had secured a $2 billion investment from the Saudi sovereign-wealth fund, The Times reported in April. »

Millionaires join Davos protests, demanding ‘tax us now’

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The charity Oxfam recently said rising inequality could push as many as 263 million more people into extreme poverty in 2022, reversing decades of progress.

The only credible outcome from this conference is to tax the richest and tax us now.

The protest comes as it was revealed that there were now a record 177 billionaires in the UK, with a combined fortune of £653bn. »

Russian soldier jailed for life in first war crimes trial of Ukraine war

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KYIV, May 23 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's invasion.

1/4 Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, stands inside a cage during a court hearing, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 23, 2022.

"For most other war crimes cases in Ukraine I suspect we'll see similar sentences because this is the baseline trial.". »

Siberian Pianist Jailed for ‘Nazi Propaganda’ After Playing Ukrainian Anthem

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A Siberian entrepreneur who played the Ukrainian national anthem in public has been found guilty of “Nazi propaganda,” a local court said Thursday in the latest example of Russia's ongoing crackdown on wartime dissent.

Russia declared the far-right Ukrainian movement UNA-UNSO, part of the ultranationalist group Right Sector, a banned “extremist” organization after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014.

Videos of Fofanov playing the anthem posted online this week did not show him shouting or speaking the slogans he is accused of. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Can't Figure Out Why People Are Picking On Murderous White Supremacists

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Extremist GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) wondered in a weekend interview why people are picking on homicidal white supremacists.

She said that there are so many other criminals to complain about instead — like undocumented immigrants.

Marjorie Taylor Greene complained on Saturday that there's a "target" on white supremacists. — David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) May 22, 2022. »