Russia hacked voting software firm before US election, report claims

Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election, according to an intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests hacking penetrated further into US voting systems than previously known.

Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election, according to an intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests hacking penetrated further into US voting systems than previously known.

Ex-CIA chief says warned Russia to stay out of US election

Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident.

Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump's campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident.

Trump defends ‘absolute right’ to share intel with Russia

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right” as president to do so.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so.

Amid fallout from Comey firing, Trump meets with Russia’s top diplomat

All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the US election, Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat.

All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the US election, Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare meeting with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat.

Russia’s top diplomat invited to White House

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency.

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency.

US attorney general Sessions met Russian ambassador twice during Trump campaign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign season last year, contact likely to fuel calls for him to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign season last year, contact likely to fuel calls for him to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Trump draws fire for defending ‘killer’ Putin

President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Russians ‘have compromising intelligence on Trump’

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported Tuesday on the eve of the president-elect’s first press conference.

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported Tuesday on the eve of the president-elect's first press conference.

Alleged Litvinenko killers and Putin ally added to US blacklist

The United States on Monday blacklisted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputed top enforcer and the prime suspects in the murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London a decade ago.

The United States on Monday blacklisted Russian President Vladimir Putin's reputed top enforcer and the prime suspects in the murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London a decade ago.

Trump ‘accepts Russia’s role in US election hacking’

President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday.

President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday.

Plane carrying expelled Russian diplomats leaves US

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow's alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Trump hails ‘very smart’ Putin amid US-Russia hacking row

US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President
Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.

US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.

Russia vows ‘adequate’ retaliation for US sanctions over hacking

Moscow has vowed “adequate” retribution in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States, with Russia’s foreign minister on Friday suggesting expelling 35 US envoys in retaliation.

Moscow has vowed “adequate” retribution in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States, with Russia’s foreign minister on Friday suggesting expelling 35 US envoys in retaliation.

Obama slaps sanctions on Russia, expels agents over vote hacking

US President Barak Obama on Thursday authorised a series of sanctions against Russia in retaliation for intervening in the 2016 US presidential election and warned of more action to come.

US President Barak Obama on Thursday authorised a series of sanctions against Russia in retaliation for intervening in the 2016 US presidential election and warned of more action to come.

Obama points finger at Putin over US election hacks

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election.

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election.

White House suggests Putin directly involved in election hack

The White House on Thursday pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to impact the US election, dramatically upping the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

The White House on Thursday pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to impact the US election, dramatically upping the stakes in a dispute between the world's leading nuclear powers.

Russia ties in spotlight as Trump picks Exxon chief as top US diplomat

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the US State Department, has ample experience in dealing with other nations including Russia – but not as a diplomat.

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the US State Department, has ample experience in dealing with other nations including Russia – but not as a diplomat.

US halts Syria talks with Russia as air strikes destroy major hospital in Aleppo

Air strikes destroyed a major hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a medical relief group said, as the US announced it had formally suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the conflict in the war-torn country.

Air strikes destroyed a major hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a medical relief group said, as the US announced it had formally suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the conflict in the war-torn country.

Russia suspected in Clinton computer hack

Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.

Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.

Russian cyber spies ‘hack into Democratic computer network’

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee said Tuesday.

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee said Tuesday.