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July 21, 2017 12:28 AM As Russia consumes Washington, oil companies pulled in

Exxon Mobil faces $2 million fine for violating sanctions WASHINGTON - International energy companies, which have long eyed the vast oil and gas reserves of Russia, are coming under increased scrutiny for their interactions with Moscow as U.S.-Russian relations become increasingly fraught following Russian interference in last year's presidential election 55

July 19, 2017 11:26 PM AP FACT CHECK: On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result

WASHINGTON — Thought the 2016 presidential election settled the hard-fought campaign once and for all? Not everyone is there yet. An advisory committee that President Donald Trump created to examine the integrity of U.S. voting systems held its first meeting Wednesday. And its vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said afterward that “we may never 18

July 17, 2017 8:06 PM Was Qatar a victim of fake news?

The United Arab Emirates denies hacking Qatar's news agency with false stories which triggered the Gulf crisis. The Washington Post says US intelligence agencies have confirmed that the United Arab Emirates was behind the hacking of Qatar News Agency. The newspaper says the UAE arranged for false quotes to be attributed to the emir of Qatar, including 1

July 17, 2017 10:10 AM UAE denies hacking Qatar news agency

The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar's state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar's emir that he insisted were fabricated. The incident helped spark a diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbours 28

July 17, 2017 4:01 AM Russia Spent A Fortune Shilling For Trump – And May Not Have Broken Any Laws

U.S. election laws never contemplated a foreign power inventing fake news and spreading it on the internet to influence an election. WASHINGTON – When Russian leader Vladimir Putin meddled in key Rust Belt states to help Donald Trump become president, he also may have exposed an election law loophole big enough to drive busloads of Macedonian internet 37

July 15, 2017 10:32 AM Russia Meeting Attendees Grows to Eight

Akhmetshin served in the Soviet military and is suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence. The contents seem similar to those described by Akhmetshin in Friday's interview. One of the lawyers representing President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the ongoing Russian Federation investigation is abandoning the case, according to Yahoo 24

July 15, 2017 6:46 AM Cast of characters populates the Trump campaign-Russia drama

MOSCOW — A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son and a music promoter. A property lawyer, Russia’s prosecutor general and a Russian-American lobbyist. These unlikely figures have come to the fore as revelations that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sought potentially damaging information in June 2016 from Russia about his opponent, Hillary 24

July 12, 2017 6:50 PM The Jonah Keri Podcast: Jeff Luhnow

Jonah Keri's sitdown with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow In this episode: Jonah Keri blasts off into a compelling conversation with Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow about the transition from business to Major League Baseball; The Cardinal Way; scouting and drafting; his approach to running the Astros; Jose Altuve and Magic Johnson; ideas that didn't 12

July 9, 2017 11:15 PM The World's Learning How to Handle Donald Trump, but It's Tricky

Five months into Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency, the rest of the world is getting the hang of how to deal with him. Don’t react to his tweets, play down areas of conflict where you can, and stand your ground when you need to. Most of those tactics were deployed during last week’s Group of 20 summit and while there were some tense moments, everyone 22

July 8, 2017 3:14 PM Who is the real Donald Trump?

President Trump’s trip to Poland and the Group of 20 summit in Germany is yet another reminder that his presidency has the qualities of a three-ring circus, with activity coming from a variety of directions all at the same time and with no easy way in the moment to decide what is most important or credible. Two events dominated the president’s European 59