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US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: President Barack Obama

This photo taken on November 30, 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in the French capital of Paris. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama ha...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia, FBI for her election defeat

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a fundraiser on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)Former US secretary of state​ Hillary Clinton has blamed the suspected...

Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel,...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...

Over 200 school shootings in US since Sandy Hook massacre

More than 80 family members and friends of people who were killed by gun violence gather for a news conference with Congressional Democrats to call for action on gun violence prevention at the US Capitol December 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by...

Donald Trump nominates hardline Zionist David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, left, with US President-elect Donald Trump in 2010. (Photo by Bloomberg)US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a hardline Zionist, as US ambassador to Israel, likely paving the way toward a controversial decisio...

US anti-Syria hysteria hits new high: John Kerry accuses Bashar al-Assad of 'massacre'

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation in Aleppo on December 15, 2016 at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose country has been sponsoring anti-government terrorists in Syri...

How Congress could get tougher on Russia, with or without Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo / APAs evidence piles up that Russia actively tried to tilt the presidential election to Donald Trump, the big flash point over a potential US response won't just be between that nation and the United States -...

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil, tipped as next US secretary of state

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil. Photo / BloombergSo far, US President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks have mostly been either multimillionaire and billionaire executives or retired generals.In that context, it's probably less of a su...

US lawmaker and Marine veteran Ruben Gallego insulted for opposing James Mattis as Pentagon chief

US Congressman and Marine veteran Ruben GallegoA US congressman and Marine veteran, who fought with invading American forces in Iraq, has said he will stand by his bid to oppose retired Marine General James Mattis as the next defense secretary despit...

US cannot guarantee arms supplies to Syria won’t fall into Daesh hands

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner (file photo)The United States cannot guarantee that the weapons it sends to militants in Syria will not end up in the hands of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, says the State Department.When asked if the...

Kremlin defers to Donald Trump on CIA view that Moscow helped him win

US President-elect Donald Trump. Photo / APThis time, the Kremlin didn't even bother to deny the allegations that it helped Donald Trump win.It let the US President-elect's team do the talking."Some in the United States are still trying to challenge...

Pentagon to offer Donald Trump tougher military options on Daesh

US President-elect Donald Trump (L) speaks to reporters as he stands alongside retired Marine Corps General James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in New Jersey. (Photo by AFP)The Pentagon is drawing up p...

Rudy Giuliani won’t be next US secretary of state: Trump

Former New York mayor Rudy GiulianiDonald Trump has announced that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani will not join his incoming administration, as the US president-elect has widened his search to select the next American secretary of state.Trump sa...

Wisconsin federal judge rejects bid to stop election recount

A supporter holds up a sign while Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a news conference on Fifth Avenue across the street from Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)A federal judge in the US has rejected...

US President Barack Obama orders probe into Russia role in Donald Trump election

US President Barack Obama speaks on counterterrorism at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to investigate Russian cyber attacks as the Centr...

US will deploy 200 extra forces to Syria’s Raqqah

US Special Operations Forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqqah in May.The United States has announced plans to send 200 more troops to Syria to allegedly join operations aimed at re...

Donald Trump shutters four of his Saudi-tied companies

President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has shut down at least nine of his companies since the November 8 election, includ...


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