'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.

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.

Flynn had 5 calls with Russian envoy on day of sanctions

Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, held five phone calls with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the United States retaliated for Moscow's interference in the US presidential election, three sources familiar with the matter say.

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.

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.

Clinton team to take part in US state vote recount

Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign will take part in a recount of Wisconsin votes in the US presidential race, an effort Republican winner Donald Trump called "ridiculous" on Saturday.

Hillary Clinton's lead in popular vote nears 2m

As the Hillary Clinton campaign is being urged by scientists to recount vote totals in several states, the defeated democratic presidential candidate Clinton’s lead in popular vote is now nearing 2 million.

Japanese mask factory swamped with Trump orders

The director of a Japanese mask factory is excited by the high number of orders for Donald Trump masks but is concerned about the approaching presidency.

In weekend of deliberation, Mattis favored for Trump Pentagon chief

President-elect Donald Trump assesses several more contenders for top US posts including Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, as blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps General James Mattis emerges as a leading candidate for defense secretary.

Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin says US President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also says he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia.

Trump the pragmatist keeps everyone guessing

Trump is not wedded to his campaign promises and may still be figuring out what to do.

As he shapes Cabinet, Trump meets former rival Romney

President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney set aside a fierce rivalry and hold talks likely to feed speculation that Romney could be in line to be the next US secretary of state.

Trump fills 3 top posts

President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet begins taking shape, with three conservative stalwarts named to fill key national security and judicial posts -- nominations predictably hailed on the right and condemned by Democrats.

Opinion: Asian journalists wary of coming Trump presidency

Asian journalists attending Asia News Network workshop in Singapore have worried about Donald Trump's victory in US presidency election who has called for stopping Muslims from entering the United States.

Google, an Obama ally, may face policy setbacks under Trump

Alphabet Inc's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as US President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company's battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say.

Obama in Berlin urges Trump to 'stand up to Russia'

US President Barack Obama, on a farewell visit to Europe, says that he hopes Donald Trump would "stand up" to Russia but adds he is "cautiously optimistic" about his successor in the White House.