CIA’s Pompeo asserts Russian meddling did not sway U.S. election result

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Oct 20 : CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday said, apparently inaccurately, that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian interference did not affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In fact, U.S. intelligence agencies in January said that they had made no assessment one way or the other […]

World Cup hosts Russia held to 1-1 draw by Iran in friendly

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW, Oct 10 : World Cup hosts Russia needed a second-half equaliser from Zenit St Petersburg striker Dmitry Poloz to secure a 1-1 draw against Iran in a friendly in Kazan on Tuesday. Russia fell behind when Iran striker Sardar Azmoun beat back-up goalkeeper Andrei Lunev in the 57th minute after Mehdi […]

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

By Robin Emmott BUCHAREST, Oct 9 : NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Initially a small force relying on troops from 10 NATO […]

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

By Robin Emmott BUCHAREST, Oct 9 : NATO launches a new multinational force in Romania on Monday in its latest step to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Initially a small force relying on troops from 10 […]

Russia face S Korea in first test since Confed Cup letdown

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW, Oct 6 : Russia are set to gauge their strength in a friendly against South Korea in Moscow on Saturday, a first international test for the World Cup hosts since they were knocked out of the Confederations Cup on home soil. The hosts of next year’s World Cup have not had […]

Trump ally Stone denies collusion with Russia

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Sept 27 : Republican political consultant Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, flatly denied allegations of collusion between the president’s associates and Russia during the 2016 US election in a meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday. In a 47-page opening statement seen by Reuters before his appearance before the […]