Former intelligence chief: Democracy ‘under assault’ from Trump, Russia

May 15, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing […]

US ambassador to UN calls for ‘very strong’ stance on Russia

April 3, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong […]

Top Trump adviser reportedly asked FBI official to dispute media story about Russia

February 24, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with […]

Graham to Trump: Defend democracy, punish Russia

January 9, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Republican is urging President-elect Donald Trump to defend democracy in the United States and around the world by punishing Russia for trying to interfere […]

Russian-backed forces take control of Aleppo; Syrian rebels allowed to evacuate

December 14, 2016 in News

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels reached a cease-fire deal to evacuate from eastern Aleppo in an effective surrender on Tuesday, as Russia declared all military action had stopped and the […]

Trump says he hopes Russia gets its hands on Clinton emails

July 28, 2016 in News

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. The Republican presidential nominee, holding a Wednesday press conference, said that the 30,000 missing emails […]

Doubts linger over Syria gas attack evidence

September 9, 2013 in News, Top Stories

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence produced by U.S. intelligence — no satellite imagery, no transcripts of Syrian military communications — connecting the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack last month that killed hundreds of people.

In its absence, Damascus and its ally Russia have aggressively pushed another scenario: that rebels carried out the Aug. 21 chemical attack. Neither has produced evidence for that case, either. That’s left more questions than answers as the U.S. threatens a possible military strike…