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Justice Department watchdog to release report on Russia probe Dec 9

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog said he expects to be able to release on Dec. 9 a long-awaited report on the origins of investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In a letter sent on Thursday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, Justice Department Inspector General …

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McDonald’s Workers Sue Over ‘Daily Risk of Violence’ From Customers

(Bloomberg) — Current and former workers from 13 Illinois restaurants are suing McDonald’s Corp. for failing to adequately protect employees from customers who become violent. “McDonald’s breach of duty was the in-fact and proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries,” according to the complaint, which was filed Thursday by 17 workers in Cook County court. The lawsuit …

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EU lawmakers urge probe into Malta’s top bank after ECB flags dirty-money risks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers urged Maltese and EU authorities on Thursday to investigate Malta’s top lender after the European Central Bank (ECB) found its risk monitoring had “severe shortcomings” that could have allowed money laundering or other criminal activities. Reuters reported on Wednesday about a confidential ECB review of Bank of Valletta (BoV) …

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Israel’s attorney general to announce decision on Netanyahu indictment

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney general said he would announce later on Thursday his decision on whether to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over alleged corruption. Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing in the three corruption cases, saying he is a victim of a political witch-hunt. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will disclose his decision at a …