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House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn


WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will subpoena former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel, its top Democrat said on Wednesday.

U.S., Russia military increase communication in skies over Syria

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have increased communication to avoid warplane accidents in the skies over Syria as Islamic State militants lose territory and the air space becomes more crowded, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday.

World, Syria 1:58pm EDT

Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: source

(This May 23 story corrects name to Fox Business Network in second paragraph)

Politics, Election 2016, 12:28pm EDT

U.S. House Democrats seek info from Deutsche Bank on Trump accounts

Democrats on a U.S. of House of Representatives panel have asked Deutsche Bank to provide information on whether any accounts connected to President Donald Trump have ties to Russia, adding another dimension to probes into connections between Moscow and Trump.

Politics, Election 2016, 12:25pm EDT

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

MOSCOW Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.

Tech, World, Cybersecurity 11:35am EDT

Montenegrin court deliberates indictment over October plot case

Podgorica A former Serbian police commander denied involvement in an alleged Russia-backed plot to kill Montenegro's prime minister and overthrow the government in 2016 as the authorities opened deliberations on the indictment of suspected conspirators.

World, 11:01am EDT

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed

BEIRUT The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group.

World, Syria 7:57am EDT

Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path."

Politics, Election 2016, May 23 2017

Thousands throng to bow to St Nicholas relics in Moscow

MOSCOW Thousands of people lined up for hours in Moscow on Monday to venerate the relics of Saint Nicholas, believed by Orthodox Christians to have miraculous powers, after his remains were sent to Russia on loan from their permanent home in Italy.

May 23 2017

Philippine leader halts Russia trip, imposes martial law on restive island

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cut short a visit to Russia and imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao on Tuesday after a fierce bout of fighting erupted during a raid by security forces at a hideout of Islamic State-linked militants.

World, May 23 2017

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