A legal opinion drafted for the project for Mercury in May 2012, and obtained by AP, concluded that the European Centre qualified as a "foreign principal" under the Foreign Agents Registration Act but said disclosure to the Justice Department was not required. That determination was based on the nonprofit's assurances that none of its activities was directly or indirectly supervised, directed, controlled, financed or subsidized by Ukraine's government or any of the country's political parties.
Britain's aid minister Priti Patel's future was in doubt on Wednesday after the Sun newspaper reported she had held two further undisclosed meetings with Israeli politicians. As Prime Minister Theresa May heads towards 2019's Brexit that will shape Britain's prosperity for generations, her minority government has stumbled into several controversies that risk shattering her dwindling authority. Development Secretary Patel apologised to May on Monday for failing to report she had met senior Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a private holiday. On Wednesday, the Sun said Patel had also met Israel's Foreign Ministry' Director General Yuval Rotem in New York and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in London but had not informed May about either meeting despite giving her assurances there had been no other undisclosed talks. A government source confirmed the meetings took place.
UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. The school released a statement saying the 62-year-old Auriemma had boarded a plane Saturday morning at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, but decided to deplane because he was not feeling well. The school says he was taken to a hospital for observation and is resting comfortably. The Hall of Fame coach guided the Huskies to an unprecedented 11th national title this month. But, he missed the victory parade in Hartford last weekend and did not accompany the team when it was honored by lawmakers at the state Capitol this week, because he was feeling ill.