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35 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

Thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard. Mr Obama ordered the expulsion in response to alleged hacking of the […]

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US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Three prominent US senators have warned that Russia and its president may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in last month’s presidential election. They said the move had cross-party support in the senate. President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims of Russian interference. Outgoing President Barack Obama is expected to […]

Catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons
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Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit in the West Bank. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)
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Trump, Obama on possible collision course over Israeli settlement vote

President-elect Donald Trump warned the Obama administration Thursday against a possible abstention in a key U.N. Security Council vote that would declare illegal all Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory in the West Bank and the mostly Arab East Jerusalem. The resolution, initially scheduled for a Thursday vote, urges Israelis and […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
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Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
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As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]

A man, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet, via Reuters
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara

ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what the leaders of Turkey and Russia called a provocative terrorist attack. The gunman, described by Turkish […]

Soldiers at Takoradi Police station
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Soldiers vandalize police station in Takoradi

About 20 personnel of the Ghana Air Force base in Takoradi yesterday went on rampage at the Kwesimintsim Police Station in the Western Region, attacking two police personnel on duty, (a male and female). The police personnel, who sustained various degrees of injury, were attacked purportedly with clubs and metal […]

Obama vows to take action against Russia over election hacks
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Obama vows to take action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US radio station NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and […]

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White supremacist guilty of South Carolina church killings

A white supremacist has been convicted of killing nine black worshippers in a church in South Carolina in a racially motivated attack. It took the 12 jurors just over two hours to convict 22-year-old Dylann Roof on all 33 counts he faced, including federal hate crimes. He will find out […]