Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

World / Crime & Legal Nov 22, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

Israel's attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader's grip on power. Capping a three-year investigation, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with ...

Oligarch Alexander Lebedev backs U.K. release of Russia meddling probe

World / Politics Nov 21, 2019

Oligarch Alexander Lebedev backs U.K. release of Russia meddling probe

Russian oligarch and former U.K. newspaper owner Alexander Lebedev responded angrily Wednesday to media allegations that a British government report on Russian interference could contain damaging information about his relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Lebedev, who bought Britain's The Independent and the Evening Standard ...

U.S. and Montenegro plot cyberwarfare ahead of 2020 elections

World Nov 20, 2019

U.S. and Montenegro plot cyberwarfare ahead of 2020 elections

Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro's capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin elections. With its pristine rocky mountains, lush ...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka's president on Monday and appealed to minority Tamils and Muslims who voted against him to give their support. Rajapaksa, who is credited with helping end the country's long civil war, comfortably won Saturday's presidential ...