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President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

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No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

Bill Barr's comments confirmed the conclusions of the Department of Homeland Security, US intelligence and independent poll watchers that the 2020 election was the "most secure in American history".

US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US ...

US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

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US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team investigated suspected ties between Egypt and a last-minute campaign ...

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

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Ex-FBI chief to testify to Congress ahead of election

James Comey will testify to Congress later this month about his role in a probe of Russian election interference.

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Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in ...

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UAE, Saudi 'bought election for Trump', Lebanese-American businessman claims

A Lebanese-American businessman has claimed that millions in illicit foreign donations were passed off as small US donations towards the 2016 ...

Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial

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Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial

President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate in a historic impeachment vote.

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Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

Following recent comments made by Nancy Pelosi, Trump is considering to testify before the impeachment probe.

Why Trump says he's 'unbothered' by Russian interference reports

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Why Trump says he's 'unbothered' by Russian interference reports

Trump reportedly told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador that he was not bothered by their country's meddling because the US did the ...

<em>Mueller</em> to Congress: Trump was not exonerated

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Mueller to Congress: Trump was not exonerated

Former special counsel Robert Mueller said President Donald Trump had not been exonerated by his investigation.

Tight-lipped <em>Mueller</em> to testify at hearings on Trump 'crimes'

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Tight-lipped Mueller to testify at hearings on Trump 'crimes'

Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller finally faces congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in ...

Russians linked to infamous troll farm arrested in Libya

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Russians linked to infamous troll farm arrested in Libya

Two people with links to an infamous Russian troll farm have been arrested in Libya, according to their employer.

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Pompeo, Putin 'agree' on Syria progress

Pompeo said that Syria - where the United States and Russia are on opposite sides - was a major topic of conversation during the talks on Tuesday.

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Pompeo visits Russia amid US tensions with Iran

The US Secretary of State landed in the Russian city of Sochi today, saying he wanted to improve relations as disputes over Iran and arms ...

Imad K. Harb

Haftar's attempted coup and Trump’s collusion over Libya

Comment: Renegade General Haftar's attempted coup in Tripoli is being backed by international and regional authoritarians, writes Imad K. Harb.

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'Nothing wrong with help from Russians': Trump's lawyer

Trump's lawyer defended Russia's role in the 2016 US elections, saying there was nothing wrong with Trump receiving Moscow's help.

UAE officials identified as go-betweens in <em>Mueller</em> report

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UAE officials identified as go-betweens in Mueller report

A heavily-redacted version of the long-awaited 448-page document was released on Thursday. It shows that UAE officials were instrumental in ...

CJ Werleman

Indicting Netanyahu

Comment: At the centre of Netanyahu's indictment is his willingness to abuse power and subvert Israel's already iniquitous 'democracy', writes ...

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Sam Hamad

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Comment: The question of outright collusion may be over, but it's clear Putin and Trump are allies in an axis of authoritarianism, writes Sam ...

FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

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FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

A probe by the FBI has opened to investigate whether Donald Trump is working for the Kremlin.

<em>Mueller</em> 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal ...

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