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Paul Ryan was asked to defend his comments about the Nunes memo. It was a disaster.

Ryan ended the news conference within 20 seconds.<p>During a news conference on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked to defend his own …

'I Hope This Is an Instance of Fake News': FBI Messages Show the Bureau's Real Reaction to Trump Firing James Comey

When President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director last May, the special agent in charge of the Detroit field office, David Gelios, wrote an …

Donald Trump

Teardown of a consumer voice/location cellular spying device that fits in the tip of a USB cable

Mich from ha.cking bought a $25 "S8 data line locator" device -- a cellular spying tool, disguised as a USB cable and marketed to the general public …

Eight Good Reasons We All, Including Trump, Should Fear Putin

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Donald Trump stunned the 17 branches of his own country’s intelligence community, including …

The Atlantic: Say, remember how feminists threw women under the bus for a generation to protect this guy?

Wonder why we didn’t have this “I believe the women” moment 25 years ago? You’re not alone. After a generation-long bout with amnesia, some media …

Bill Clinton

How the US did Iran a favour in the Middle East

US policies in Iraq have helped establish a "two-Iran" reality in the region.<p>Kurdish aspirations for independence in Iraq faced the obstinate resistance of both regional and international actors which favoured the territorial integrity of Iraq. The rationale for their stance was that the …

Middle East

Russian ministry of defense tweets video game screenshot to accuse U.S. of cooperating with ISIS

Russian trolls are the talk of the town once again after a congressional investigation revealed the magnitude their fake social media accounts …

Russia's RT America registers with DOJ as a foreign agent

The production company behind the American version of the Russian state-funded network RT has officially filed as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice.<p>T&R Productions LLC formally registered on November 10 as an agent of ANO TV-Novosti, described in the forms as a non-governmental …

Russia

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and …

Middle East

Hotel Where Las Vegas Gunman Carried Out Attack Is Laying Off Employees After Mass Shooting

The hotel where the Las Vegas gunman carried out a sniping attack on concertgoers last month is laying off employees and cutting back its hours—a …

Iranian aggressors still target American troops in Iraq

On October 1 of this year, Army Specialist Alexander Missildine was killed by a highly lethal roadside bomb known as an explosively formed penetrator …

Middle East

Somebody’s Popping Off Laser-Guided Shells in Libya

On Nov. 5, 2017, the website Libya Times published on social media photos of the remnants of an unexploded guided artillery projectile, but …

Military

Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects’ assertion that the soldier …

Military

Latest NSA breach "far exceeds" Edward Snowden leaks

7c0824f3-29db-469d-b745-3c70a719c29a<p>Latest NSA breach "far exceeds" Edward Snowden …

Software Engineering

We are paving the way for Chinese dominance in clean energy

For early baby-boomers, the federal government’s release on Nov. 3 of the comprehensive science report on climate contained few surprises. It simply …

Trump Administration

Turkey has completed purchase of Russian missile defense: defense minister | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles has been completed but Ankara is discussing a further deal with a European consortium to help it develop its own missile defense system, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said.<p>The decision by NATO member Turkey to buy …

North Africa

Watch: Massive explosion at oil pipeline in Bahrain

Bahrain claims a massive explosion at one of its main oil pipelines was terrorism.<p>Government ministers from the Sunni-muslim ruled kingdom have linked the blast to arch-enemy Iran.<p>Tehran has denied the allegations.<p>Videos on social media showed the massive fire minutes after the explosion around …

Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.

YAKAWLANG, Afghanistan — Iran has trained and deployed thousands of Shiite Afghans as shock troops in Syria’s sectarian war. Members of the Afghan unit, the Fatemiyoun Division, wear a shoulder patch recounting words of praise from Iran’s supreme leader as a badge of honor.<p>What those fighters might …

Middle East

Iran vying for leadership of Shi'ites in Iraq | Reuters

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian official and cleric, flew to the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. His entourage included a sizable security detail and the former head of the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force …

South Asia

Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran's Help

Interviews with al-Qaeda members and bin Laden’s family reveal a pact that allowed the group to prepare for its next phase.<p>The last Islamic State redoubts have been falling in quick succession in recent weeks, with the U.S.-backed coalition taking the caliphate’s self-declared capital of Raqqa last …

U.S. soldier in Niger ambush was bound and apparently executed, villagers say

NIAMEY, Niger — The body of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger last month, was found with his arms tied and a gaping wound at the back of his head, according to two villagers, suggesting that he may have been captured and then …

Afghanistan

Inside Russia's Intentionally Bizarre Bid To Sabotage The 2016 Election

How do you run a political campaign that successfully tips the scale in the favor of your candidate? Run lots of advertisements, ones that portray your candidate in a legitimately human light, establish his or her stance on vital issues and projects them as a trustworthy potential leader of the …

Government

Saudi Arabia's crown prince may have made a critical miscalculation that could seal his fate

Muhammad bin Salman, the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been called bold, brash, and even an anti-corruption crusader in the press this week. But his arrest of hundreds of potential rivals, including 11 royal princes and many influential Saudi businessmen, can only be described as a …

What Was Russia's Role In 2016 U.S. Election? 2 Former KGB Officials Weigh In

Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, peered at me across his dark, vaulted office in an old Moscow manor house.<p>"I'm going to tell you something that I've never told anyone before," he said. "About 10 years ago, Russia had the opportunity to seriously influence election results in France."<p>Gudkov, …

Russia

Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

The Saudi-led coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, without reporting casualties.<p>Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, the witnesses added.<p>The Huthi rebel …

Middle East

What a Russian's offer of women for Trump may tell us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this week, longtime Donald Trump adviser Keith Schiller told Congressional investigators that he rejected a Russian's offer to send five women to Donald Trump's hotel room during Trump's 2013 visit to the country.<p>Schiller said in his testimony that he took the offer, which came from …

Donald Trump

Sebastian Gorka to join Fox News as national security analyst

Sebastian Gorka, the former Breitbart commentator and deputy assistant to President Trump, has been hired as a National Security Analyst for Fox …

Donald Trump

Saudi Crown Prince accuses Iran of 'act of war'

RIYADH • Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince yesterday accused Iran of "direct military aggression" through Yemen's Houthi rebels, in the sharpest …