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Donald Trump attacks FBI as his lawyer calls for end to Russia probe

Donald Trump slammed the FBI as he hailed the firing of a veteran Bureau agent as a "great day for democracy," a move his attorney said he hoped would bring an end to a probe into alleged collusion between the president's campaign and Russia.

China hopes Rex Tillerson firing won’t affect North Korea talks

China voiced hope on Wednesday Donald Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not impact bilateral relations or planned talks between the US president and North Korea's leader.

Russian envoy raises concern about new US secretary of state Mike Pompeo

Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said he did not think that the approach of the next U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, toward Moscow would be softer than that of his predecessor.

CIA chief Mike Pompeo replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo, named Tuesday to be US secretary of state, comes from a one-year stint leading the Central Intelligence Agency where he earned Donald Trump’s trust delivering the president’s daily national security briefings and by toeing Trump’s line politically.

Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.

Turkey seeks life imprisonment for detained US pastor

A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday requested life imprisonment for detained American pastor Andrew Brunson over alleged links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, the private Dogan news agency said.

Don’t use ZTE, Huawei phones – US intelligence chiefs

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE

Vladimir Putin: I don’t have a smartphone

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he still does not have a smartphone, after revealing last year that he has no interest in joining any social media networks.

US earmarks $45 billion for 2018 Afghanistan war

The U.S. will spend 45 billion dollars on military operations in Afghanistan in 2018, local media reported, citing a senior Pentagon official.

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.

US alleges Russia planning to meddle in 2018 midterm polls

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Mike Pompeo, expressed concern, on Sunday, over Russia’s alleged attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterm US elections.

Donald Trump assails ‘Fake Book’ as allies hail ‘political genius’

President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed as a "Fake Book" an explosive behind-the-scenes account that questions his fitness for office, as allies lined up to defend the president, with one dubbing him a "political genius."

Iranians hit the streets in show of govt support

Thousands of Iranians hit the streets in support of the government for a fourth-straight day chanting "death" to foreign nations accused of instigating deadly unrest that began last month.

Saint Petersburg supermarket bomber arrested

The perpetrator of the bomb attack which tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket wounding 18 people was arrested Saturday, a Russian news agency reported.


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