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      Putin foe McCain could emerge as bulwark against Trump
      Jan07

      Putin foe McCain could emerge as bulwark against Trump

      WASHINGTON: At 80, John McCain has begun his sixth term in the US Senate by proving to be a thorn in Donald Trump’s side even before the president-elect takes the oath of office. The maverick lawmaker is a longtime national security hawk, and he has positioned himself as less an adversary of Trump than an enemy of President Vladimir Putin....

      Trump doubtful as US spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking
      Jan05

      Trump doubtful as US spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

      WASHINGTON: Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic party computers. The American public could get a better idea of the strength of the evidence on the alleged hacking...

      Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in
      Jan04

      Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

      WASHINGTON: House Republicans were forced to back down Tuesday on plans to gut a congressional ethics office as Donald Trump rebuked them over the move, in an embarrassing clash with the president-elect on the day the new Congress was sworn in. When Trump takes office on January 20, Republicans will run both chambers of Congress and the White...

      Why Asean must know the superpowers more
      Jan01

      Why Asean must know the superpowers more

      GIL H. A. SANTOS A QUESTION from three friends over breakfast last week prompted me to write this column. One is an assistant general manager of a food manufacturing firm, the other the logistics manager of a hospital in Makati. The third is a senior researcher of a headhunting firm. Their common question: “Must China continually bully the small...

      Putin won’t expel US diplomats
      Dec31

      Putin won’t expel US diplomats

      WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election. Putin’s decision came despite the foreign ministry asking him to send home 35 US...

      Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid – report
      Dec31

      Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid – report

      WASHINGTON: A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid, The Washington Post reported Friday (Saturday in Manila). The code detected in the northeastern state’s system did not disrupt its operations, the paper cited US...

      Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid
      Dec31

      Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid

      WASHINGTON: A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid, The Washington Post reported Friday (Saturday in Manila). The code detected in the northeastern state’s system did not disrupt its operations, the paper cited US...

      Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, Trump applauds
      Dec31

      Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, Trump applauds

      WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election. Putin’s decision came despite the foreign ministry asking him to send home 35 US...

      Russia pledges reprisals for US hacking punishment
      Dec30

      Russia pledges reprisals for US hacking punishment

      MOSCOW: Russia on Friday eyed retaliatory measures against the US after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference. The barrage of punishment against Moscow over cyberattacks dragged ties between Russia and the United States—already at...

      Obama hits Russia for election meddling
      Dec30

      Obama hits Russia for election meddling

      WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government for...