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Senior Russian officials looked to influence Trump aides

Senior Russian officials looked to influence Trump aides

Mr Brennan said he delivered a telephone warning to his Russian counterpart, the head of the FSB spy agency, against meddling in August a year ago, two months before USA intelligence chiefs went public with their belief that Russia was trying to manipulate the election in Mr Trump's favour.


Further details have been released about the Notre-Dame attacker

Further details have been released about the Notre-Dame attacker

Collomb said the attacker acted on his own. France created a new counter-terrorism task force on Wednesday, bringing together all the intelligence services, to coordinate the response to attacks, a day after an Algerian student assaulted police officers outside Notre Dame cathedral.


Gunmen attack Iran parliament, killing at least one

Gunmen attack Iran parliament, killing at least one

Attackers have mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder, in one of the most audacious assaults to hit Tehran in decades. Sunni extremists, including Daesh, despise Shiite-majority Iran. Daesh, a radical salafist terror outfit, claims that Shias are heretics, and has been involved in multiple attacks on the members of the sect in Iraq and elsewhere.



New Jersey voters go to polls to replace Gov. Chris Christie

Based on the polling, Kim Guadagno holds a very healthy lead over all of her competitors. Voters on Tuesday chose a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive and Republican Gov. New Jersey is facing a massive unfunded public pension liability, which Moody's Investors Service forecasts will lead to a $3.6 billion annual budget deficit within six years.


Iran Revolutionary Guards Blames Saudi, Pledges Revenge for Tehran Attacks

Iran Revolutionary Guards Blames Saudi, Pledges Revenge for Tehran Attacks

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on its website. In a message posted through its Aamaq News Agency, Daesh claimed its fighters were behind the assaults. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , dismissed the attacks as mere "fireworks" that would not weaken the country's fight against terrorism.