Donald Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says

US President Donald Trump wants Russia to “return Crimea” to Ukraine, after the region’s unification with Russia. Trump, whose proclivity for Russia has been a source of pressure on his administration, is attempting to appear “tough” in dealing with Moscow. “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate… Read More Donald Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says

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Trump security adviser probed for Russia links (Read full details)

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn gestures as he arrives at Trump Tower, November 17, 2016 in New York City. PHOTO: Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP A top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by US counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser’s communications with Russian officials, the Wall Street Journal said… Read More Trump security adviser probed for Russia links (Read full details)

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Biden warns against Russia threat to liberal order (Read full details)

Russia is the main threat to the Western-led world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told Davos elites on Wednesday, in his final speech before leaving office. “The greatest threat … springs from the external actors who equate their success on fracturing the liberal international order,” Biden said two days before he makes way for… Read More Biden warns against Russia threat to liberal order (Read full details)

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Donald Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could then be lifted. He also said the One China policy, in which the US no… Read More Donald Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

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Donald Trump Calls Unsubstantiated Russia Allegations ‘Nonsense’

President-elect Donald Trump called the new unsubstantiated allegations that Russia is in possession of compromising personal and financial information about him as “nonsense.” “A thing like that should have never been written, it should never been had and it should certainly never have been released,” Trump said during his first press conference since the election.… Read More Donald Trump Calls Unsubstantiated Russia Allegations ‘Nonsense’

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Russian cyber attacks are ‘major threat,’ US intelligence officials say

America’s top intelligence officials says that Russia undeniably interfered in the country’s 2016 presidential election with cyber attacks, calling Moscow’s hacking a “major threat” to the United States. The warning was made during a congressional hearing on Thursday by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Undersecretary of Defense… Read More Russian cyber attacks are ‘major threat,’ US intelligence officials say

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Russian plans military drills with Philippines

The Russian Navy says it is planning to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help the Southeast Asian country fight terrorism and piracy. The announcement on Tuesday came as two Russian ships – anti-submarine vessel Admiral Tributs and a sea tanker Boris Butoma – docked in Manila on a four-day goodwill visit. According to… Read More Russian plans military drills with Philippines

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