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Tuesday August 9th, 2022 day edition

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Some of the antiquities had been stolen from the temples of Angkor, such as the temple of Angkor Wat (pictured April 2022) in Cambodia.

New York (AFP) – The United States on Monday returned 30 stolen works of art and antiquities to Cambodia that had been looted from the southeast Asian nation, including from an ancient Khmer city, and illegally trafficked around the world for decades.

Manhattan federal prosecutor Damian Williams officially handed over the looted antiquities to Cambodia's ambassador to the United States, Keo Chhea, in front of press.

"We celebrate the return of Cambodia's cultural heritage to the Cambodian people, and reaffirm our commitment to reducing the illicit trafficking of art and antiquities," Williams said.

One of the dealers, American Douglas Latchford, was charged in 2019 with art trafficking, but the case was tabled after his death.

In 2021, American collector Michael Steinhardt returned about 180 antiquities stolen from around the world in recent decades as part of a deal with the government.

The site, which recently reopened to tourists after a two-year pandemic-induced closure, was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. »

Trump's Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI in document investigation

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He was at Trump Tower in New York when the search warrant was executed in Florida, a person familiar told CNN.

Secret Service agents stand at the gate of Mar-a-Lago after the FBI executed a search warrant at the Palm Beach, Florida, estate, August 8, 2022.

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Exclusive: See the Trump toilet photos that he denies ever existed

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Trump denied it and called Haberman, whose New York Times coverage he follows compulsively, a "maggot.".

A Trump White House source tells her the photo on the left shows a commode in the White House.

Haberman's sources report the document dumps happened multiple times at the White House, and on at least two foreign trips. »

Putin and the failure of Western Intelligence | Jack Barsky

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Today, when trying to decipher Putin’s motives and tactics in Russia’s war against Ukraine, many Western analysts are left baffled.

We started our conversation by focussing on why the West failed to predict Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the first place.

“He is very calculated and focussed in his efforts to create a mythology about himself that will survive in the coming centuries, right next to Peter the Great. »