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Ex-CIA chief says Russia warned to stay out of US election
Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump's campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident.



Trump’s ex-advisor Flynn ‘to plead 5th Amendment’ in Russia probe
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday when he declines to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, the AP reports.



Brazil protesters call for Temer's resignation amid corruption probe
Demonstrators gathered across Brazil on Sunday to call for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government's fragile efforts to end a historic recession.



Rival rallies face off in Venezuela's capital Caracas
On one hand, red pro-government caps, on the other, the colors of the Venezuelan flag: sympathizers and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro hit the streets Saturday in a tense standoff on the 50th day of violent protests.



Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Trump-Russia probe
James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump, has agreed to publicly testify about Russian interference in the US elections, as fresh allegations increased pressure on the American leader.



Trump: Russia probe a 'witch hunt'
President Donald Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history Thursday and slapped down accusations he tried to quash a probe into collusion between his campaign team and Russia.



Brazil’s President Temer refuses to resign despite bribery claims
Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign from office despite a Supreme Court decision authorizing an investigation into allegations he condoned bribery of a potential witness in a major corruption probe.



Trump threatens to quit NATO: White House official
US President Donald Trump would consider leaving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if member states do not follow through with pledges to increase their annual contributions to the Alliance, a senior White House official said.



Former FBI chief Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe
Former FBI director and prosecutor Robert Mueller, known for his independence in high-profile government investigations, is taking on a new challenge in the midst of a crisis that threatens the presidency of the United States.



Trump's Comey memo: A 21st century Watergate?
Is Donald Trump the new Richard Nixon? That is the question being asked by media commentators and politicians of all stripes following Tuesday's explosive allegations that he asked the head of the FBI to drop an investigation into one of his aides.



WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from jail
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, walked out of a military prison Wednesday after seven years behind bars.



Trump 'asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn probe'
U.S. President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.



Republicans, Democrats demand ‘full explanation’ on Trump sharing secrets with Russia
US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for sharing top secret intelligence with Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office last week, prompting both Democrats and Republicans to demand a “full explanation”.



Trump defends ‘absolute right’ to share intel with Russia
President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so.



Trump shared 'highly classified' information with Russia, says report
President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday.



Climate change in the US: Tangier Island in Virginia is disappearing
Donald Trump has previously dismissed climate change as a "hoax". Later this month, the US president will announce whether the country will leave or reduce its commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement. But just a few hours from the US capital, Tangier Island in Virginia is slowly disappearing, amid land erosion and a steady rise in sea levels. Despite the obvious effects of climate change, most islanders remain staunch Trump supporters. Our correspondent went to meet them.



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