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Pences office confirmed he retained Richard Cullen to assist him in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller Vice president Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to oversee his response to investigations into possible inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller. The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the presidents […]

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The agreement, which includes new sanctions, is intended to punish Russia over issues including its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election US senators have reached an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a provision that would prevent the White House from easing, suspending or ending sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement, […]

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Former US spy chief attacks the sharing of intelligence with Putin and says firing of James Comey inexcusable The share intelligence with the Putin regime as very problematic. He described Trumps testimony later this week by Comey before the Senate intelligence committee. The committee is examining whether Trumps campaign colluded with Russian officials who interfered […]

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Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to the US broadcaster said. Saudi Arabia then cited the false report as part of […]

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Putin officials pursue claims of homosexual men jailed and tortured in republic ruled by Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, a process that could lead to a showdown between Moscow and the local Kremlin-backed strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov. Dozens of men in the southern republic […]

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Security specialists from 27 nations including Britain and the US will meet for five-day conference in Prague Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US will meet in Prague in what is being billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections. The Czech […]

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Global leaders attend Belt and Road infrastructure summit to praise plan Xi Jinping says will bring a new golden age of globalisation Chinese president Xi Jinping has kicked off a two-day showcase of what some call the most ambitious development project ever by comparing his country to a peace-loving explorer set on transforming the world […]

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The friendly photos of the president and top Russian officials left some agog, while others warned of a possible security breach The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to snap photos of Donald Trump and a pair of top […]

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Apparently taken aback by scale of political firestorm, White House sent out Sean Spicer, his deputy and Kellyanne Conway to defend its position It was just after 9pm when, cloaked in darkness, the White House press secretary held one of his most peculiar briefings yet. Sean Spicer had just finished an outdoor TV interview defending […]

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Police in the predominantly Muslim republic allegedly rounded up more than 100 gay men and killed at least three In the face of police in the predominantly Muslim republic rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three of them have been killed. Chechen authorities have denied the reports. But […]

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