Trump questions validity of US intelligence on Russia hacking ahead of hearing

Trump questions validity of US intelligence on Russia hacking ahead of hearing

Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic party computers. The American public could get a better idea of the strength of the evidence on the alleged hacking as the […]

Questions remain a decade after Russian journalist Politkovskaya’s murder

Questions remain a decade after Russian journalist Politkovskaya’s murder

An empty chair and a small potted palm still stand in late journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s former office, preserved as a shrine by her colleagues at the Novaya Gazeta opposition newspaper. An uncompromising critic of Russia’s bloody suppression of its opponents in Chechnya, Politkovskaya was gunned down on October 7, 2006 in the entrance hall of […]

Death of Uzbek strongman Karimov leaves questions over succession

Death of Uzbek strongman Karimov leaves questions over succession

Uzbekistan has been plunged into political uncertainty as the nation mourns the death of its veteran leader, Islam Karimov, who died on Friday without naming a successor after ruling his country for 27 years. How the power vacuum is filled in Uzbekistan is of urgent concern to Russia, the United States and China, all powers […]

France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight

France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight

France’s foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked about whether Turkey is a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. “There are questions that are being asked and we will ask them. It (Turkey) is partly viable, but there are suspicions as well. Let’s be honest […]