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Manafort conviction and Cohen plea boost Mueller probe

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Experts say every win counts for Robert Mueller, with a growing record of success making it more likely he will secure cooperation from future witnesses

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Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview

MICHAEL COHEN. His once-deep loyalty to Donald Trump melted away when he stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes. AFP file photos

Paul Manafort: from Trump campaign to prison

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:18 AM

What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing

PAUL MANAFORT. Donald Trump's former campaign manager is convicted of 5 counts of making false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud, and one of failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts. AFP file photos

U.S. says Russia still carrying out 'pervasive' election meddling

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:40 PM

'We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,' says Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence

RUSSIA. US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2018. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians – report

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:35 AM

According to CNN and NBC, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claims he was present when Donald Jr told his father about the Russians' offer to meet, and Trump approved it

COHEN. This file photo taken on December 16, 2016 shows attorney Michael Cohen as he arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with US President Donald Trump in New York. File photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Tech didn't spot Russian interference during the last election. Now it's asking law enforcement for help.

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Tech companies say they need help from law enforcement because the private sector is not always aware of threats picked up on by intelligence agencies

FACEBOOK. The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON

Russian oligarch questioned over Trump lawyer payments – report

May 09, 2018 - 8:32 AM

CNN reports that the payments were made after the election but while Michael Cohen was still Donald Trump's personal attorney

MICHAEL COHEN. US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen (C) leaves the US Courthouse in New York on April 26, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Mueller questions for Trump probe possible obstruction – report

May 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The questions also show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to find out what US President Donald Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia

RUSSIA PROBE. Since at least early this year, Robert Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Donald Trump for the investigation. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Comey memos show Trump's obsession with Russia probe

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Trump 'said he was trying to run the country and the cloud of this Russia business was making that difficult,' FBI director James Comey writes in a memo on a conversation they had on March 30, 2017

Trump can fire Russia prosecutor Mueller, says White House

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:04 PM

After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone comes as President Donald Trump reacts furiously to an FBI raid of his private lawyer's offices

FIRE MUELLER? The White House says US President Donald Trump has the power to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Zuckerberg says Facebook will always offer a free version

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:36 AM

Zuckerberg's wording in his response to a US senator's question regarding their business model leaves open the possibility of a paid, ad-free version

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on March 28, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon for the social networking app Facebook on a smart phone screen. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP


Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:23 AM

The Facebook CEO says that Russians exploiting their system will keep getting better, and Facebook will have to invest in getting better to keep up

BREACHED. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP


Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is not a monopoly

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:10 AM

A US senator suggests that Facebook may be a monopoly – a claim that Zuckerberg rejects

GRILLING. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify following a break during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


Zuckerberg apologizes to U.S. Congress over massive Facebook breach

Apr 11, 2018 - 4:49 AM

'If you and other social media companies do not get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore,' US Senator Bill Nelson tells the Facebook CEO in his first-ever US Congressional appearance

TESTIMONY. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


Trump congratulates Putin, summit on cards

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Although a spy attack has topped global headlines for weeks, it did not come up during the leaders' conversation, according to both the Kremlin and White House

REELECTION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. File photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'

DATA BREACH SCANDAL. In this file photo, CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

Facebook rocked by data privacy scandal as investigations loom

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. hits Russia with sanctions for election meddling

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The move comes despite US President Donald Trump's repeated denial that Russia tried to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question

ELECTION MEDDLING. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

House panel finds 'no evidence' of Trump-Russia election collusion

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:38 AM

(UPDATED) The panel concurs with the judgment of US spy chiefs from January 2017 on the Russian interference, except with respect to President Vladimir Putin's alleged preference for candidate Donald Trump

'NO EVIDENCE.' A US House panel says they 'found no evidence of collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russians. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Moscow calls US vote meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies'

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:21 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Moscow on October 3, 2016.  File photo by Natalia Kolesnikova /AFP

U.S. indicts 13 Russians for election interference

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The indictment details a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the US and influence American politics 'including the presidential election of 2016'

RUSSIA PROBE CHIEF. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Kory Langhofer's accusations are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Robert Mueller's investigation

CHIEF PROBER. In this file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

FBI chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:45 AM

'The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls. We understand that we will take criticism from all corners. We're accustomed to that,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

FBI CHIEF. In this file photo, Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The Trump-Russia probe: What we know

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Here is what we know about the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling

RUSSIA PROBE. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

Trump, Putin brush aside U.S. election claims at APEC summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The two leaders snatch brief but chummy discussions on the margins of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

PUTIN AND TRUMP. US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Jorge Silva/Pool/AFP

Trump campaign adviser admits contacts with Russian officials – reports

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:32 PM

But Carter Page downplays the significance of the meetings, telling the New York Times he had 'a very brief hello to a couple of people'

RUSSIA PROBE. Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

These are the Facebook ads Russia bought to misinform US voters

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:27 PM

'We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here and Russia was able to weaponize your platforms to divide us, to dupe us and to discredit democracy,' says one US representative

RUSSIAN ADS. US lawmakers reveal the ads allegedly boosted on Facebook by Russian agents seeking to cause confusion among the US voting public. Photos from the US House Intelligence Committee


Russians also used Instagram to spread misinformation – Facebook

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:58 AM

20 million Americans were exposed to Russian-led information campaign on Instagram in 2016, admits Facebook

TESTIMONY. Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado are sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP


U.S. Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the bill would address the failure so far to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he described as a stunning breach of a sovereign nation s elections

TWO FACES. A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Last hope for anti-Trump camp is the Electoral College

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Its 538 members the government says it is not even a body really but rather a process – will vote December 19 to formally confirm Trump s stunning win over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election

TRUMP. President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at a USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Photo by Don Emmert/ AFP

Trump vote won't affect US World Cup bid decision – official

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The US is considered a favorite to host the 2026 World Cup with the bidding process expected to get under way next year

TO BID OR NOT TO BID? The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States will not impact any decision the country may make to bid for the 2026 World Cup. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

LeBron James unsure about return to White House under Trump

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:15 AM

LeBron James says he is unsure if he will attend White House receptions in the future following Donald Trump s shock election win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (2nd L) stands with teammates during an event with the 2016 NBA Championship Cleveland Cavaliers at the White House in Washington, DC, November 10, 2016. JIM WATSON / AFP

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres' powerful, funny message after US elections results

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At times like this it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness says Ellen

HOPE. Ellen DeGeneres says there is hope despite the US elections results. Screengrab from YouTube/EllenTube

Fear, resilience among Fil-Am Dems over Trump presidency

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Filipino American Democrats in Nevada are crushed by Donald Trump s presidential win but vow to organize and fight back

Trump win greeted with gloating, disgust in US sports world

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:32 AM

Sports Twitter reacts with condemnation and praise after Donald Trump is elected the 45th US president

GRAB THEM BY THE BASKETBALLS. Donald Trump is just as polarizing in the sports world as he is in the general world. File photo by Richard Ellis/EPA

WATCH: Miley Cyrus' emotional message after Donald Trump's win

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I wish she had an opportunity because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country Miley says of Hillary Clinton s defeat

Clinton offers to work with Trump, wishes him success

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:36 AM

4th UPDATE Clinton: This is painful and it will be for a long time but I want you to remember this: our campaign was never about one person or even one election

WAVING TO THE CROWD. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after making concession speech following her defeat to Republican president-elect Donald Trump, as former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea look on in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

'Do not weep:' Stars tweet after Donald Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Many celebrities supported Clinton during the election and have now taken to social media to express shock and dismay after a shocking Trump victory

Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump cannot prevent the implementation of the landmark Paris pact inked in the French capital last December says Segolene Royal France s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum

THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. Photo by Fadel Senna/ AFP

Duterte congratulates Donald Trump

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines US relations anchored on mutual respect says Malacañang

DUTERTE AND US LEADERSHIP. President Duterte holds a press conference before departing for Thailand. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

'I'm very afraid': Muslims in shock as Trump heads for victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:06 PM

I am very concerned that the relationship between the US and Muslim countries will become tense again

VICTORY. Republican President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA 28 December 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

[Balikbayan Voices] Not the America I thought I knew

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

On November 28 I will return to the country of my birth for the first time in over two years As a Filipino American who has been living in a country Trump called a terrorist nation and who frequently gets mistaken for an Arab I would be lying if I told you I wasn t nervous

The author (middle) with college friends in the US.

Stars react as US elections results roll in

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Khloe Kardashian Katy Perry Adam Lambert Lady Gaga and more react as results from the different US states come in

IN PHOTOS: Stars vote in US elections

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Chris Evans Ellen DeGeneres Anne Hathaway Miley Cyrus Katy Perry Taylor Swift and more vote in this year s US elections

Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce lead stars in late Hillary Clinton push

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Singers Jon Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga will also perform in Philadelphia and North Carolina

Katy Perry the latest in string of stars to sing Hillary Clinton's praises

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Three days before the election Katy gives a performance in Philadelphia hoping to boost the Democrat s momentum

Battlegrounds in play in US election's final 48 hours

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:20 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their last pitches to voters ahead of the November 8 election that has gripped the world

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a get-out-the-vote concert at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on November 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With three days to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida and Pennsylvania. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton touts optimism against Trump's grim warnings

Nov 05, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Trump doubles down on his attacks on Clinton as a product of a venal and incompetent establishment while Clinton headlines an optimistic concert spectacular featuring superstar singer Beyonce

Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, and Jay-Z during a Get Out The Vote concert st Wolstein Center on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton, Trump court the undecided as campaign grinds on

Nov 05, 2016 - 8:47 AM

Where enthusiasm is lacking the 69 year old former secretary of state and the 70 year old property mogul are trying to manufacture it or at least rile up their supporters against the other side

This combination of pictures shows US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Atkinson, New Hampshire on November 4, 2016 and US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 2016. Mandel Ngan and Jewel Samad/AFP