Russia

  • Facebook exec apologizes for tweets

    An executive at Facebook has apologized for making statements on Twitter after special counsel Robert Mueller handed down 13 indictments of Russian nationals for their role in meddling in the 2016 election. WIRED reports that Rob Goldman, vice president for ads on the social media site, issued a statement in an...
  • Russians indicted by special counsel may not ever face extradition

    The dozen-plus indictments filed by special counsel Robert Mueller last week roiled U.S. politics and detailed a remarkable Russian operation to influence American public opinion. But for those wondering whether the indictments might now lead to arrests or extradition from Russia for its 13 alleged conspirators, the short answer: no. Russia...
  • 13 Russian nationals indicted on charges for meddling in US elections

    The special counsel probing Russian interference in the last presidential election charged thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian groups with violating criminal laws with the intent of meddling “with U.S. elections and political processes.” The 37-page indictment depicts an elaborate scheme in which some of the Russians accused allegedly...
  • Russia now stating five Russian citizens were killed by US airstrikes

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that five Russian citizens were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria on Feb. 7, the first government confirmation from Moscow or Washington of Russian nationals being killed by U.S. military action on the complicated Syrian battlefield. Russian and U.S. news organizations reported earlier this week that...
  • Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes – including several medal favorites – into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games, but...
  • Here’s what George W. Bush thinks about Russia and the election

    Former President George W. Bush appeared to take aim at President Trump on Thursday when he said at an economic summit in the Middle East that there was “pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 U.S. president election. Bush made the comments in a talk in Abu Dhabi,...
  • President Trump may have been given an altered version of classified memo

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the secret GOP memo sent to the White House — that sources told ABC News could be released as early as Thursday — is not the same one the committee voted to make public. Rep. Adam Schiff tweeted Wednesday night that...
  • Twitter notifies 1.4 million account owners

    Twitter notified 1.4 million people that they may have interacted with fake Russia-backed accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company announced Wednesday afternoon. Twitter identified 3,814 accounts “potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency.” According to Twitter, an “interaction”...
  • Russian Military Jet flies within 5 feet of a U.S. Navy Plane over the Black Sea

    A Russian military jet performed an unsafe intercept of a US Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday, three defense officials told CNN. The American pilots reported that the Russian jet came within five feet of the US plane,...