The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 24th, 2023 night edition

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Oleg Deripaska has been sanctioned by the U.S. A former top FBI official in New York has been arrested over his ties to a Russian oligarch, law enforcement sources told ABC News Monday.

He was arrested Saturday afternoon after he arrived at JFK Airport following travel in Sri Lanka, the sources said.

McGonigal, 54, is charged with violating U.S. sanctions by trying to get Deripaska off the sanctions list.

McGonigal and Shestakov, who worked for the FBI investigating oligarchs, allegedly agreed in 2021 to investigate a rival Russian oligarch in return for payments from Deripaska, according to the Justice Department.

"Russian oligarchs like Oleg Deripaska perform global malign influence on behalf of the Kremlin and are associated with acts of bribery, extortion, and violence.".

After leaving the FBI, McGonigal subsequently worked for Deripaska through a law firm representing the Russian oil tycoon. »

NATO's Baltic States, Russia remove ambassadors diplomatic relations

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NATO and EU members Estonia and Latvia told their Russian ambassadors to leave after Moscow said it was downgrading diplomatic relations with Estonia, accusing it of "total Russophobia.".

Estonia responded in kind, telling the Russian envoy to leave by Feb. 7, Foreign Affairs Minister Urmas Reinsalu said.

Latvia, in solidarity with Estonia, told its Moscow envoy to leave by Feb. 27, according to a tweet by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics. »

Free the nipple: Facebook and Instagram told to overhaul ban on bare breasts

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“Lactivists” spent the 2000s attempting to squash the image of breasts as inherently sexual, and the campaign to #FreetheNipple went mainstream in 2013.

The phrase entered pop-feminist parlance in 2013 after Facebook took down clips from the actor/director Lina Esco’s documentary Free the Nipple.

The phrase ‘Free the Nipple’ went mainstream after Facebook took down clips from a documentary of the same name. »

Ontario couple tracking lost baggage shocked that Air Canada gave it to charity

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After months of tracking their lost luggage with an AirTag and trying to retrieve their belongings, one couple was stunned to learn that Air Canada had allegedly donated their suitcase to a charity.

After several phone calls with Air Canada, the couple finally decided to head to the storage facility and try to find their bag.

“Our luggage was donated to a charity on behalf of Air Canada because they deemed it lost even though we were tracking our luggage last for the last four months,” Rees said. »