Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

/ Aug 13, 2017

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading ...

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Aug 12, 2017

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died Friday at the age of 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached Friday evening, the onset of the ...

U.S. diplomats' hearing loss in Cuba blamed on covert sonic device

Aug 10, 2017

U.S. diplomats' hearing loss in Cuba blamed on covert sonic device

The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, ...

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

/ Aug 5, 2017

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, The New York Times reported Friday. "Though not a ...

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

Aug 5, 2017

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Brett McGurk, U.S. special envoy for ...