In break with Trump, top Intel, Homeland Security officials affirm Russia’s election meddling

President Trump still won’t say whether he believes the Russian government meddled in the presidential election. But his top intelligence and homeland security officials this week affirmed the intelligence community’s unqualified assessment that it did. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and White House Homeland and Counterterrorism adviser Thomas Bossert all said they backed the conclusion that […]

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Britain heads toward election as police carry out new raids

The police investigation into London’s latest terror attack intensified Monday as politicians officially resumed campaigning ahead of an unpredictable election that sees Britons go to the polls in just three days. Police carried out early morning raids at addresses in Newham and Barking — both in east London — that they said were connected to Saturday night’s London Bridge attack […]

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What to know about South Korea’s election

Two months after booting their sitting president over corruption allegations, South Koreans will select a new leader Tuesday after weeks of heated debate. The winner will be tasked with healing a nation that’s split deeply between left and right, and faced with a decaying job market, an uneasy alliance with the United States and a growing threat posed by North […]

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French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling

France’s foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as “unacceptable.” Jean-Marc Ayrault, in an interview published Sunday in newspaper Journal du Dimanche, said Russia appears to be targeting centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, while favoring more pro-Russia candidates such as conservative Francois Fillon and nationalist Marine Le Pen. Macron’s campaign has described hacking attempts that it […]

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White House spokesman gets election facts wrong

President Donald Trump’s press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens. Statements by Sean Spicer and how they compare with the facts: SPICER: “He won overwhelmingly with 306 electoral votes, the most since any Republican since Reagan.” THE FACTS: Not the most since […]

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