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Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Trump’s attorney general recuses himself from Russia probe

Washington: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any probe into the presidential election campaign as Donald Trump’s administration moved to cut short a snowballing controversy over its ties to Russia. Facing calls to resign over newly revealed meetings he held with Russia’s ambassador before the ...

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Asked about Putin, Trump says US isn’t ‘so innocent’

WEST PALM BEACH: President Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when told the Russian leader is ‘‘a killer,’’ Trump said the United States has many of them. ‘‘What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?’’ he told Bill O’Reilly in a Fox News interview aired Sunday on the Super ...

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Snowden Won’t Be ‘Gifted’ To Trump, Might Become a Russian Citizen

NEW YORK: When former CIA Director Michael Morell suggested in his op-ed for The Cipher Brief that Edward Snowden should be presented as the “perfect inauguration gift” from Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump, Russians seemed offended by this tip. In fact, so much so, that Snowden’s asylum was extended for three ...

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US expels 35 Russian intel agents over vote hacking

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow over its meddling in the presidential election, announcing a series of tough sanctions against intelligence agencies, expulsions of agents and shutting down of Russian compounds on US soil. “I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian ...

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Britain facing unprecedented terror threat: Spy chief

LONDON: Britain faces an “unprecedented” terror threat that will not subside until the Syrian civil war ends, the head of foreign intelligence service MI6 said. In a rare speech for an intelligence chief, Alex Younger said British authorities had foiled 12 terrorist plots since June 2013 and warned that the ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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