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Russian hackers targeted 21 US states during election

Russian hackers targeted 21 US states during election

The efforts by Russian agents were largely aimed at obtaining voter registration information, the committee was told. The extent of interference by Russian hackers has been the source of speculation and media reports for months - the Russia issue has cast a shadow over Mr Trump's first five months in office.



Saudi-Iran Tensions Seen Worsening With Rise Of New Saudi Crown Prince

Countering Bin Nayef's reduction of power, Prince Mohammed has been on the political ascent since King Salman , his father, appointed him as his special advisor in 2009. With the Saudi royal succession " a done deal ", the real issue is how to create the best possible working relationship between the White House and the Saudi royals "at a time of really deep instability and trouble" in the Middle East , said Anthony Cordesman of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in ...


Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

The call came a day after Trump appeared to back Saudi Arabia strong-arming the emirate, which is home to 10,000 US troops. A connecting Qatar Airways flight then transported the passengers from Muscat onward to Doha. State Department were in line with Germany's position, "I can indeed see differences in some 140 character comments by the American president". The United States, France and Russian Federation have called for dialogue while Turkey has defended Qatar and said it would ...


EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

Speaking ahead of an European Union summit in Brussels where Prime Minister Theresa May was due to brief leaders on her Brexit plans, Tusk suggested the process could still be reversed. "We would like to have a different situation, but it's the right of Britain to decide on how much they will be involved and use the European judiciary".


Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria

Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria

The armed Shahed-129 drone was destroyed by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet around 12:30 a.m. local time. Sunday's downing of a Syrian fighter jet led Russia's Defense Ministry to declare that it will track any US or other coalition partner aircraft in Syria that fly west of the Euphrates River.



Senate Bill Repeals Most Obamacare Taxes, Keeps Subsidies for Low Income

The measure would drop the House's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with medical conditions. The AHCA used age rather than income to calculate subsidies. In a lot of ways, the Senate's bill looks like the House bill: it rolls back the ACA's Medicaid expansion - making for deep spending cuts to that program, compared to current law.