Given the apparent success of Russia's hacking campaign on November's election, ODNI expects that the Kremlin will attempt similar interventions into future elections, both in the USA and around the globe. "This publication has not added any substance for comment". Trump met with intelligence agencies Friday regarding the issue, finally conceding the likelihood of a Russia-backed hack of US systems, but insisted it did not sway the election in his favor.
A diplomat assigned to the Israeli Embassy in London is at the center of an worldwide scandal after his conversation with a former chief-of-staff for a Conservative member of parliament was secretly filmed by an Al-Jazeera investigative reporter.
Iraqi forces already control the Tigris to Mosul's south. Mosul operation commander Abdul Amir Rashid Jarallah said that the police also seized control over the nearby hospital and the area of the Al-Ghufran Mosque. Gen Saadi said warplanes from the US-led coalition killed dozens of IS militants who were using the hill as a position to fire from. "They have been in the city at different times, yes", Col.
Born in August 1934 in Iran's Bahreman, Rafsanjani was an influential politician, religious scholar and the confidant of Ayatollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He became president in a critical time of transition just after the death of Khomeini. Rafsanjani played a crucial role as a bridge between moderates of modern Iranian politics and some of the hard-line politicians of the preceding generation.
Sir Ivan stepped down from his ambassador role on Tuesday, criticising "muddled thinking" within government. The 54-year-old said: "I don't think that we have learnt much at all from the Prime Minister". "We voted to stay in the European Union, we were told voting "no" was the only way to stay in the European Union and we now face being taken out of it".
Fighting in the area intensified after the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul, which was claimed by IS. Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said on Wednesday (4 January) that the Turkish people were asking: "Why are they [coalition forces] using the Incirlik airbase?" and added that "The US is a very important ally for us".