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  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Trump Says Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Then Denies It

    President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Thursday that Russia helped him get elected in 2016, a startling admission the president quickly walked back in comments to reporters. The statement — which Trump tweeted, deleted and reposted Thursday morning — appears to be the first time Trump has said he had help winning the White House. It comes a day after...

  • NBC News May 23, 2019

    Prison Letters From ‘American Taliban' Underscore Concerns Over His Supervised Release

    Prison letters from the Northern California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his capture by U.S. forces in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan underscore concerns among authorities that he remains a potentially violent extremist, current and former officials told NBC News.

  • NBC News May 22, 2019

    US Politicians Warn Silicon Valley About Doing Business With China

    The U.S. intelligence community wants Silicon Valley to think twice about doing business with China, NBC News reported. Amid mounting national security concerns, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he and fellow lawmakers have held classified briefings with intelligence officials and American businesses, including major Silicon Valley and venture capital firms, to warn them about the dangers China presents....Read...

  • attorney Apr 12, 2019

    Read the Indictment Against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer. The charge was announced Thursday after Assange was taken into custody in London in connection with a U.S. extradition request, as well as for breaching U.K. bail conditions in 2012. The indictment accuses Assange of assisting Manning, a...

  • Saudi Arabia Feb 24, 2019

    First Saudi Female Ambassador Replaces King's Son in US

    Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom’s longtime ambassador to...

  • China Jan 30, 2019

    China Just Tested the World's Most Powerful Naval Gun, and US Intelligence Says It Will Be Ready for Warfare by 2025

    China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. China’s railgun was first seen in 2011 and underwent testing in 2014, according to the people, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Between 2015…

  • attorney Oct 9, 2018

    Chinese Prof in Child Porn Case Under Scrutiny in Spy Ring: Sources

    Federal investigators probing economic espionage for China are scrutinizing a professor at a top cancer research center in Texas who is facing a child pornography charge, multiple U.S. officials briefed on the case told NBC News. In January, police began investigating Keping Xie, 55, then a gastroenterology professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in...

  • Russia Aug 21, 2018

    Russia Preparing to Search for Nuclear-Powered Missile Lost at Sea Months Ago After Failed Test: Sources

    A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2018

    North Korea Still Producing Ballistic Missiles After Summit

    Arms control experts confirmed that both satellite photos and U.S. intelligence show North Korea is continuing to produce ballistic missiles and work on its missile program, even after the historic June summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, NBC News reported. The experts pointed to a July 7 satellite photo specifically that shows activity consistent...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2018

    A Majority Thinks Russia Has Dirt on Trump, New Poll Shows

    A week after President Donald Trump’s widely panned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans believes the Kremlin has compromising information on the American leader. By a 51-to-35 percent margin, U.S. voters are convinced the Russian government has dirt on Trump, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll, CNBC.com reported....Read...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2018

    Americans Becoming More Anti-Russia Under Trump: Poll

    Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe Russia is unfriendly or an enemy of the American people, a nine percent increase from a year ago, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll. Poll data was collected before President Donald Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a news conference, Trump came under bipartisan criticism for failing to back the U.S. intelligence...

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2018

    Panel Calls Intel Assessment on Russia Meddling ‘Sound'

    A Senate committee said Tuesday that U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment of Russian activities during the 2016 presidential election was based on “sound” analysis not swayed by politics. The January 2017 intelligence assessment said Russian activities in the run-up to the presidential election represented a “significant escalation” in a long history of Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. domestic politics, the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2018

    North Korea Has Increased Nuclear Production at Secret Sites, Say U.S. Officials

    U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks more concessions in nuclear talks with the Trump administration, U.S. officials told NBC News. The intelligence assessment, which has not previously been...

  • Facebook Jun 6, 2018

    Facebook Shared User Data With Flagged Chinese Firm: Report

    The New York Times reports that Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat. The Times says Facebook acknowledged the handset makers — Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL — were among 60 it had shared data with as early as 2007. Facebook...

  • NBC News May 30, 2018

    CIA Report Says North Korea Won't Denuclearize, But Might Open a Burger Joint: Sources

    A new U.S. intelligence assessment has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon, three U.S. officials told NBC News — a finding that conflicts with recent statements by President Trump that Pyongyang intends to do so in the future....
    President Trump is continuing to pursue a nuclear summit with North Korean leader...

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2018

    Putin on US Election Interference: ‘I Couldn't Care Less'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told NBC News that he “couldn’t care less” if Russian citizens tried to interfere in the 2016 American presidential election because, he claims, they were not connected to the Kremlin. In an exclusive and at-times combative interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, Putin again denied the charge by U.S. intelligence services that he ordered meddling in...

  • New York Feb 3, 2018

    Super Bowl City Was Home to Dozens of ISIS, Other Terror Suspects

    A city that’s spawned a surprising number of terror suspects is hosting this year’s Super Bowl, but local law enforcement officials say they’re ready to protect Sunday’s big game. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area has been home to the third highest number of terror prosecutions in the U.S. since 9/11, behind only the much larger metropolitan regions of New York and...

  • head Nov 15, 2017

    Russian Lawmakers Approve Bill Targeting Foreign Media

    Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a swift retaliation to the U.S. demands made to a Russian TV channel. The bill comes days after the Russian state-funded RT registered with the U.S. Justice Department as a foreign agent following pressure from Washington. U.S. intelligence...

  • Iran Nov 2, 2017

    Newly Released Bin Laden Document Describes Iran, Al Qaeda Link

    The CIA on Wednesday released a document that was seized the night Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden, following a request by a website that has chronicled the U.S. war on terrorism — the Long War Journal. Wednesday’s release included nearly 470,000 more files recovered in the raid. Most of the newly disclosed material is in Arabic, untranslated, and uncurated....

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2017

    What Should You Do in Case of Nuclear Attack? ‘Don't Run. Get Inside,' Experts Say

    North Korea’s consistent nuclear bravado over the last few months has given American emergency response planners reason to prepare the public for a possible nuclear attack, NBC News reported in April. Their simplest warning is this: “Don’t run. Get inside.” The best shelter would offer layers of protection, like dirt, walls and concrete, to prevent direct exposure to radiation that...

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