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August 10, 2017 10:16 PM U.S. investigating whether American diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

The U.S. government is investigating whether American diplomats serving in Cuba were victims of an attack that damaged their hearing and caused other physical symptoms, officials said Thursday. The Associated Press reported that officials had concluded that the Americans were targeted by a “covert sonic weapon.” The AP described the suspected weapon 39

August 10, 2017 4:17 AM The Latest: North Korea insults Trump's mind, vacation

North Korea has become the latest critic of President Donald Trump's working vacation, accusing him of acting senile while "on the golf links." Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the North's strategic rocket forces, made the insults via state media Thursday in response to Trump's "fire and fury" threats against North Korea. Trump made the remarks during 63

August 9, 2017 3:51 AM N Korea crisis: Where do we go after 'fire and fury'?

In the escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea, one assumes that Kim Jong-un's propaganda machine is now working overtime. After threatening revenge "a thousand fold" in response to United Nations sanctions over its destabilising lurch towards a nuclear capability, how can Pyongyang top President Donald Trump's return volley 11

August 8, 2017 1:26 AM Former spy David Cohen warns Trump not to ‘politicize’ Iran intelligence

Former CIA deputy director David Cohen said US President Donald Trump’s tasking a team with justifying a pullout from the Iran nuclear deal posed a “grave danger” to the ability of the United States to face international threats. “The president’s reported demand for intelligence to support his policy preference to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal risks 30

August 6, 2017 12:32 PM Tillerson Hails U.N. Sanctions, as Chinese Minister Rebukes North Korea at Asean Meeting

“Do not violate the U.N.’s decision or provoke the international society’s good will by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests,” Mr. Wang said. He also said, “Of course, we would like to urge other parties like the United States and South Korea to stop increasing tensions.” A year ago, the Chinese were on their heels in this region. An international 49

August 5, 2017 4:19 PM Like father, like son: Kenya goes to polls in family affair

NAIROBI, Kenya — Their fathers were allies in the struggle for Kenya’s independence from British colonial rule, and then became adversaries. Now President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are extending the family rivalry in a tightly contested election dogged by ethnic allegiances and personality politics. The two men, who also faced 47

August 4, 2017 8:30 PM Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the Justice Department has more than tripled the number of leak investigations compared with the number that were ongoing at the end of the last administration, offering the first public confirmation of the breadth of the department’s efforts to crack down on unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information 25

August 2, 2017 10:44 PM Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but makes clear he’s not happy about it

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia, but he immediately expressed doubts about its constitutionality and criticized Congress for giving itself greater powers to prevent him from rolling back penalties aimed at Moscow. Trump's reluctant signing of the legislation came nearly a week after it was approved 26

August 1, 2017 9:30 PM US-Russia relations may be on ice, but they aren't frozen — yet

, awaiting his signature. The bill is designed to punish Russia, Iran and North Korea across a broad scope of industries, to include financial services, mining, and energy, and is getting the most attention for what it would mean to the Russian government. for the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and Crimea; the new law covers additional punishment for the Russian 13

August 1, 2017 3:59 PM Putin Ultimatum Piles Pressure on U.S. Embassy Staff in Moscow

LONDON — With 755 staff ordered to leave positions at the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Russia, diplomats will face an unprecedented exodus as they are forced to comply with Vladimir Putin's ultimatum, according to experts. “We are in uncharted waters here,” said James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Chatham House think tank in London 55