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Manafort Indictment Shows Case Was ‘Cooked Up,’ Russia Says

Manafort Indictment Shows Case Was ‘Cooked Up,’ Russia Says

Getty Images file MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign ministry has cited a factual error in the indictment against Paul Manafort as proof the allegations are “cooked up” and not part of a “serious investigation.” President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and his business associate, Rick Gates, are accused of charges including conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, being […]

Trump says ‘things will work out fine’ with Russia

Trump says ‘things will work out fine’ with Russia

By AFP WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump expressed confidence Thursday that US-Russian relations will “work out fine” after icy bilateral talks in Moscow, as he looked to China to “deal properly” with North Korea. Trump faces crucial tests in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula, with tensions building on both fronts over a suspected […]

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

By Reuters The FBI secured a court order in 2016 to secretly surveil the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as the agency investigates possible ties between the campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Citing law enforcement and other US officials the Post reported that […]

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

By Reuters ISTANBUL:  Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington’s appetite for deeper involvement in Syria’s war and threaten Ankara’s fragile rapprochement with Russia. Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as […]

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Russia’s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow’s allies, the Syrian government forces, have […]

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap WASHINGTON:   The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James […]

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes By Agency Igor Sushchin, one of the Russian Intelligence agents accused of helping with the Yahoo hacks. PHOTO: REUTERS MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts. “As […]

Trump did not know Flynn was representing Turkey: White House

Trump did not know Flynn was representing Turkey: White House

Trump did not know Flynn was representing Turkey: White House The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump did not know until this week that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had been working as a representative for Turkey, although the issue was raised with the Trump team before the Republican took […]

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

MOSCOW: The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shell fire on Thursday and Friday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, blaming an attack by “terrorists.” One shell fell about 20 metres (yards) from the embassy´s main entrance and the other hit the ground inside the compound, between offices and a residential building, it said in […]

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – Russia has invited Donald Trump s incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported Friday, bypassing the Obama administration which has been notably absent from the process. Turkey, which is co-hosting the talks with Russia, has said Washington would be asked to join the talks being […]

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won’t stand by the “One China” policy unless Beijing improves its currency and trade practices. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that he would keep intact “at least for a period of time” […]

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported Tuesday on the eve of the president-elect’s first press conference. Trump denounced a “political witch hunt” after reported that intelligence officials briefing him last week on allegations of Russian meddling in […]