US demands release of former soldier jailed in Russia

The United States is demanding the immediate release of a former soldier jailed in Russia for spying. A closed-door court in Moscow sentenced Paul Whelan to 16 years in prison. He says police planted a flash drive containing classified information while he was at a friend’s wedding two years ago. The US ambassador in Moscow … Read more US demands release of former soldier jailed in Russia

Harry Dunn’s family call on Dominic Raab to resign after seeing ‘party’ pictures | ITV News

The family of Harry Dunn has called on Dominic Raab to resign after pictures emerged of the Foreign Secretary at a reception, hosted by the US ambassador. The pictures were taken three days before the suspect in the teenager’s death left the country. Charlotte Charles, Harry’s mother, told ITV News Mr Raab “needs to step … Read more Harry Dunn’s family call on Dominic Raab to resign after seeing ‘party’ pictures | ITV News

Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

In September 2016, nearly two months before the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election, United States President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “As I address this hall as president for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made,” he said, “A quarter-century after the end of the Cold … Read more Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

Trump names loyalist as top spy amid warnings of Russian election interference

President Donald Trump has appointed Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence. A Trump loyalist, Grenell has been US ambassador to Germany since 2018. The announcement comes after US media reported the president was angered by an intelligence briefing to house lawmakers that warned of Russian interference in the 2020 US elections to help … Read more Trump names loyalist as top spy amid warnings of Russian election interference

Dame Karen Pierce: Johnson appoints new US ambassador amid Trump ‘fury’ over Huawei | ITV News

Boris Johnson has appointed a new British ambassador to the United States amid reports of a furious row with President Donald Trump over Chinese tech giant Huawei. Dame Karen Pierce, currently the UK permanent representative to the United Nations, will become the first woman to hold the post, Downing Street said. She replaces Sir Kim … Read more Dame Karen Pierce: Johnson appoints new US ambassador amid Trump ‘fury’ over Huawei | ITV News

Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador Yovanovitch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — more than 48 hours after the evidence of potential monitoring emerged and more than 24 hours after Ukraine announced its own investigation into the matter. #CNN #News