By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Jan. 19, 201
WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.
The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts. Continue reading.
Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she meets President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday. May is set to become the first foreign leader to meet with the new president. She said Sunday she looks forward to expanding […]
NEW DELHI (AP) — A traditional bull-taming sport banned by India’s top court was performed in parts of southern India on Sunday but tens of thousands of protesters demanded the sport be allowed to resume unhindered. The Tamil Nadu state government had signed an executive order Saturday allowing Jallikattu contests to take place Sunday. The […]
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia’s capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country’s new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler flew of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. Even as new President Adama Barrow remained in neighboring Senegal awaiting […]
The governing Socialists are deeply unpopular and given little chance in the coming presidential election, as European voters abandon the left.
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews digging through an Italian hotel buried in an avalanche say there could be additional survivors more than three days after tons of snow came barreling down a mountainside. Rescuers told reporters in the central Apennine mountains on Sunday morning there are air pockets in some of the Hotel Rigopiano’s […]
Mischa Zverev, ranked 50th, stunned Murray with aggressive net play just days after Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the tournament.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in “a new inaugural tradition,” its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of Friday’s inaugural activities, it also stands as […]
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama says that he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists said the world needed leaders with compassion. He spoke Saturday at a program in New Delhi organized by the women’s chapter of […]
The show opened with an impersonation of the Russian president, and the host, the actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, urged the new American president to address issues of race.