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G7 to put squeeze on internet giants at terror talks

Ischia Porto - Tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter will come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and faster in helping G7 powers tackle the ever-greater threat of extremists online.

Australia spy chief warns of growing foreign meddling

Sydney - Foreign powers are waging an "extensive, unrelenting" campaign of espionage and meddling in Australia, notably targeting ethnic and religious minorities, the country's spy chief warned Thursday.

Spy vs spy vs spy as Israel watches Russian hackers: NYT

Washington - Israeli spies observed Russian government hackers in real time as they scoured computers around the world for the codenames of US intelligence programs, The New York Times reported Tuesday night.

Senators aim to release Russia findings before 2018 election

Washington - Key senators investigating Russia's meddling in the US presidential race and possibile collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow said Wednesday they hope to release the panel's findings well before next year's mid-term elections.

Manafort calls for leaks probe after CNN wiretap story

Washington - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort called Tuesday for a federal investigation into leaks after CNN reported he had been wiretapped by the FBI in a national security probe.

Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'

Washington - As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown "lone wolves," top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support from social media companies to detect potential threats.

'Bored' German intelligence agent played at being Islamist

Berlin - A German intelligence agent on Tuesday said he pretended to be a jihadist planning an attack in online chatrooms because he was bored, as he went on trial for attempted treason.The 52-year-old suspect, named as Roque M.

Spain admits receiving Barcelona attack warning

Barcelona - Spain received a warning in May that the Islamic State group was planning an attack in Barcelona but decided it lacked credibility, Catalan regional authorities said Thursday.

Mexico opens probe into spying on activists, reporters

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into allegations the government spied on leading journalists, human rights activists and anti-corruption campaigners.

Trump decries 'witch hunt' but lawyer insists no probe

Washington - One of Donald Trump's lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia's alleged meddling in American elections, despite the US leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "d...

Trump decries 'witch hunt' even as lawyer insists no probe

Washington - One of Donald Trump's lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia's alleged meddling in American elections, despite the US leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "d...

Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Washington - Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to insist that despite months of investigating, no proof has emerged that he colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 presidential election in his favor.

Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump responded angrily to reports that he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people.

Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday questioned the conduct of ex-FBI chief James Comey, comparing him to whistleblower Edward Snowden and joking that Russia could offer him asylum.

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice: report

Washington - The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election is also looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, media reports say, citing unnamed officials.

Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vehemently denied Tuesday that he colluded with an alleged Russian bid to tilt the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor.

Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russia to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the suggestion an "appalling and detestable lie.

Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russia questions

Washington - The eyes of Washington turn again to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces questions over his Russia contacts and role in the firing of FBI director James Comey.

Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader

Washington - Donald Trump is considering firing former FBI chief Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating if Russia colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, a friend of the US president said Monday.

Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

Washington - The US Secret Service said Monday it does not have any audio recordings or transcripts of US President Donald Trump's White House conversations.

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Bedminster - US President Donald Trump on Sunday intensified his effort to discredit ousted FBI director James Comey, accusing him of cowardice in leaking an eye-popping account of their private meetings.

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused James Comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president, days after the ex-FBI director testified that Trump sought to derail the Russian probe.

Sessions to address US Senate Intel committee Tuesday

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will Tuesday testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee where he will face questions over his meetings with Russian officials during last year's presidential election campaign.

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress about the contents of their private meetings in the weeks before he sacked the FBI chief -- and said he'd be willing to testify under oath about it.

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Washington - US President Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations -- and saying he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath.

NSA leak suspect Reality Winner wrote 'burn the White House down'

Washington - A 25-year-old intelligence contractor accused of leaking a top secret report on Russian meddling in last year's US election wrote in a note that she wanted to "burn the White House down," prosecutors said.

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted FBI director James Comey said he was not personally under investigation in a probe into Russian interference in last year's US election.

What we learned from Comey's testimony

Washington - Former FBI director James Comey rocked Washington Thursday in testimony before Congress on alleged efforts by President Donald Trump to influence the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

In spotlight, a steely Comey unloads on Trump

Washington - James Comey may stand at the center of a political maelstrom, but the ousted FBI chief turned nemesis of the president did not flinch as he laid down devastating accusations against Donald Trump.

Obstruction of justice and the long road to impeachment

Washington - Fired FBI director James Comey withheld judgment Thursday on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in requesting that he drop an investigation into his former national security advisor.
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