Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Trump made no mention of one of the main sources of European concern, his friendly overtures during the campaign toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
Three years ago, the US indicted Dmytro Firtash and Congress MP K.V.P. Rao in an $18.5 million bribery scandal involving mining in India. Why has India not investigated the offence yet?
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
East-West conflict over Ukraine is likely to continue to loom large when it comes to Russian foreign relations, especially as there seems no way – short of a third world war – that it is ever likely to relent on the main issue, its annexation of Crimea.
India and Russia are nearing a joint venture to make light helicopters in India, reviving a plan announced by Vladimir Putin in 2015.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
According to a 2010 UN report, each year about 14,000 Russian women become victims of domestic violence, at the hands of husbands and other relatives.
A Fox News presenter called Russian President Putin a ‘killer’ in a segment interviewing the US President, prompting the Kremlin to ask for an apology.
As part of the deal, Washington had agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Is there any modern precedent for this total lack of experience in the top echelons of the White House, including the National Security Council?
The bulletin cited nuclear volatility, especially as the US and Russia seek to modernise their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine.
In his first official visit to CIA as president, Trump said that he supports the intelligence community while making no mention of Russia.
India’s foreign policy cannot be centred around personalities any more.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
Reports suggest that Trump had told British officials that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office.
Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump.
Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump’s positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Experts say Trump will face growing calls for a stiff military, diplomatic, economic, and perhaps also covert response to Russia after his inauguration.
Trump’s incoming chief of staff said that the president-elect believed Russia was behind the intrusions into the Democratic Party organisations.
Hardeep Singh Puri’s book highlights the interconnected world where mistrust, violence and injustice are increasing while international covenants fray, and stresses the need for a collective legal framework to deal with them.
On Saturday, Trump expressed continued scepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials.
Donald Trump praised Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that he plans to patch up relations with Moscow.
The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a new round of US sanctions against Russia would harm relations between Moscow and Washington.
Monitors reported clashes between insurgents and government forces along the provincial boundary between Idlib and Hama and other isolated incidents.
For a population tired of the ups and downs they have seen over the years, 2017 brings with it fears of instability along with aspirations of reform.
US President-elect Donald Trump suggested that the US and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers
The Kremlin said Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed Vladimir Putin about how the investigation of the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey was going.
Offering a glimpse of how he might conduct diplomacy after taking office on January 20, Trump reportedly welcomed a nuclear arms race with Russia and China and boasted that the US would win it.
Unless we find genuine human empathy, as opposed to the politically manufactured kind, we will be easier victims of propaganda.
Trump’s brief tweet alarmed nonproliferation experts who said that a boost to the US arsenal could fuel global tensions.
The move underlines the growing strength of Moscow’s links with Tehran and Ankara, despite the murder on Monday of Russia’s envoy to Turkey.
Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin agreed to launch talks on joint economic activities on disputed islands at the centre of the territorial row as a step toward concluding a peace treaty formally ending World War Two.