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US congressman, wife charged in $250,000 corruption case

LOS ANGELES: A Republican congressman from California and his wife were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday over the suspected misuse of $250,000 of campaign funds, authorities said. Duncan and Margaret Hunter are accused of syphoning the cash over seven years for family vacations to Hawaii and Italy, dental bills, theater tickets and numerous other non-campaign expenses. US Attorney Adam Braverman said in a statement that Hunter, 41, and his 43-year-old wife were accused of having "repeatedly dipped into campaign…

Congressman wants US to end ‘toxic relationship’ with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: A US congressman and a former defence official have urged the Trump administration to review status of bilateral ties with Pakistan and stop treating the nation as an ally. In a ‘hard-hitting’ article jointly written by Congressman Ted Poe and James Clad for the National Interest Magazine, the two US officials make no secret of their stand on Pakistan’s role and called it a “nominal ally whose military and security leaders play a lethal double game… that involves headlong nuclear-weapons production and…