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'CIA knew of Russian effort to back Trump'

The CIA had evidence that Russia was interfering in the 2016 US election to boost Donald Trump earlier than previously thought, the New York Times reports.

USA

Trump says Pence will lead voter fraud panel

President Donald Trump says that he would put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a commission to probe what he believes was voter fraud in last November's election.

USA

Trump vows 'new vetting' to weed out Islamic radicals

US President Donald Trump signs a sweeping new executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries. In addition, Trump specifically bars Syrian refugees from the United States indefinitely.

US set to announce response to Russian hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, two US officials say.

Obama confident he could have won the White House again

President Barack Obama says he could have been reelected for a third term and that the nation still largely embraces his political vision despite last month's election of Donald Trump to succeed him.

USA

Electoral College seals Trump White House win

America's Electoral College confirms Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a desperate bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican's path to the White House.

January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017
USA

Protests will aim to disrupt Trump inauguration

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in Washington for protests aiming to "shut down" the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, organisers say.

January 7, 2017
January 7, 2017
USA

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Donald Trump asserts that hacking by foreign powers did not sway the US election, after being briefed on an intelligence report that blamed on Russia's Vladimir Putin for a cyber campaign to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

US spy chief 'resolute' on Russia cyber attack

The top US intelligence official says he is "even more resolute" in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, rebuking persistent skepticism from Republican President-elect Donald Trump about whether Moscow is involved.

December 29, 2016
December 29, 2016

US set to announce response to Russian hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, two US officials say.

December 26, 2016
December 26, 2016

Obama confident he could have won the White House again

President Barack Obama says he could have been reelected for a third term and that the nation still largely embraces his political vision despite last month's election of Donald Trump to succeed him.

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

US govt loses to Russia's disinformation campaign

The US government spent more than a decade preparing responses to malicious hacking by a foreign power but had no clear strategy when Russia launched a disinformation campaign over the internet during the US election campaign, current and former White House cyber security advisers say.

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

Trump, Bill Clinton trade insults in unusual exchange

Donald Trump pounces on a reported comment from Bill Clinton, the former president and husband of his Democratic rival in the November 8 election, in an unusual exchange between future and former US presidents.

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

Clinton lawyer blasts FBI

The FBI acted inappropriately when it announced the revival of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email setup days before the November 8 presidential election, Clinton's lawyer says, citing search warrant documents made public.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
USA

Electoral College seals Trump White House win

America's Electoral College confirms Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a desperate bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican's path to the White House.

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

Putin himself involved in US election hack: report

US intelligence officials now believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reports.