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Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Fired FBI director James Comey confirmed in a statement Wednesday that US President Donald Trump urged him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, then under...

Russia condemns Iran attacks, urges 'coordination' against IS

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned gun and suicide bomb attacks in Tehran claimed by the Islamic State and called for greater coordination in the fight against the group."Moscow decisively condemns such...

Moscow says 'zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark the diplomatic crisis around Qatar, after CNN reported that US officials believed they planted a false news story. "We're getting...

Watergate pales in comparision to Trump scandals: Clapper

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Watergate pales in comparison to the scandals engulfing Donald Trump and the Russia connection, former top US intelligence official James Clapper said Wednesday ahead of a key Senate hearing in Washington.Clapper,...

US coalition strike on pro-Assad forces an 'act of aggression': Lavrov

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Moscow on Wednesday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-regime fighters in Syria as an "act of aggression" that targeted the most effective forces battling "terrorists" in the war-torn country."It...

US-backed force gains ground on IS in Syria's Raqa

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

US-backed fighters gained ground against the Islamic State group in the streets of Raqa on Wednesday, a day after their months-long offensive finally broke into the jihadists' Syrian bastion.The Syrian...

Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday.FBI...

Russian security forces raid Scientology church

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's security service on Tuesday raided the Church of Scientology's branch in Saint Petersburg as part of a probe into fomenting hatred, illegal entrepreneurship and organising an extremist group.The...

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into US voting systems before last year's presidential election."Apart from this...

Trump wants to re-engage with Moscow, Tillerson says

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump has told his top diplomat to ignore trouble in Washington and re-engage with Russia to rebuild ties, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.With ex-FBI director James...

Leaked intel report shows Russian hackers probed US voting systems

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

A top secret US report showing that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election raised new alarms Monday about...

Trump wishes ex-FBI boss 'luck' for blockbuster testimony

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

Donald Trump wished his fired FBI director "luck" ahead of what promises to be dramatic testimony to Congress Thursday that could spell more bad news for the White House.Meeting Republican leaders in...

Lithuania builds fence on border with Russia exclave

5 June 2017 | 0 comments

Lithuania on Monday began building a wire fence on the border with Russia's highly militarised Kaliningrad exclave to boost security and prevent smuggling amid tensions with Moscow.Construction of the...

Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony: White House

5 June 2017 | 0 comments

The White House on Monday said Donald Trump would not use presidential powers to prevent ex-FBI director James Comey from testifying to Congress."President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding...

Ukrainian library boss in Moscow found guilty of 'extremism'

5 June 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian court on Monday found the former head of a Ukrainian library in Moscow guilty of "extremism" in a high-profile case critics labelled a political witchhunt.Natalya Sharina, 59, was given a four-year...



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