Manchester attack

World leaders condemn Manchester attack

World leaders on Tuesday expressed shock and horror at the suicide bombing in Manchester which killed at least 22 people, including children. Here are some of the reactions: Britain Prime Minister Theresa May called it an “appalling terrorist attack” and suspended her campaign ahead of a general election on June 8 along with chief opposition […]

Fired Trump aide Michael Flynn wants immunity to testify on Russia allegations

President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, wants immunity to testify on alleged Russian election meddling, his lawyer says. Robert Kelner says his client “has a story to tell”, but needs to guard against “unfair prosecution”. Congress is investigating the allegations, with one senator warning of Kremlin “propaganda on steroids”. Mr Flynn was sacked […]

Why Putin’s opponent has been jailed and what it means for Russia’s future

Hundreds of Russians, including President Vladimir Putin’s main political opponent Alexei Navalny, were arrested Sunday after nationwide anti-corruption protests saw thousands take to the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The demonstrations, thought to be the biggest show of defiance against the Kremlin since 2011-12, come a year before Navalny is […]

FBI probes ‘odd’ link between Trump server and Russia’s Alfa Bank

FBI counterintelligence teams and computer scientists continue to investigate whether a Trump Organization computer server had a back channel connection to a Russian bank, US media reported on Friday. Sources close to the investigation told CNN that the inquiry remains open and is being handled by FBI counterintelligence, the same team investigating allegations of Russian […]

Jean-Marc Ayrault France

French FM Ayrault accuses Russia of election cyberattacks

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has slammed Russia’s “unacceptable interference” in the French presidential election after cenrist candidate Emmanuel Macron complained about hacking of his website. As controversy over Moscow’s alleged intevention in the US election continues, Germany has also voiced fears of cyberattacks during its forthcoming poll. Macron this week complained of “repeated […]