U.S. civil rights activists kicked off a week of protests ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration with a march in Washington on Saturday, vowing to keep fighting for equality and justice under the upcoming administration.
The Kremlin on Monday refuted accusations of Russia’s involvement in hacker attacks during the U.S. 2016 presidential election, saying that it was a “tiresome witch-hunt.’’
“We continue to categorically rule out any involvement of Moscow and Russian officials and agencies in any hacker attacks,’’ Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.
Earlier this month, the U.S. intelligence community published the declassified part of a report.
“Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections,’’ claiming that “Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.’’
The report said Moscow’s action aimed to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process,’’ via Russian government agencies, state-funded media, paid social media users as well as hackers, in order to secure Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.
Peskov said that the allegations in the U.S. intelligence community publication had no proof and had been prepared at an “amateur, emotional level,’’ which was hardly applicable to the highly professional work of high-quality security services.
On Sunday, the Trump team said Trump had accepted the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia was behind the cyber attacks targeting the presidential election, accusations that Trump had also repeatedly rebuffed.
But Trump has said that the alleged hacking activities have no impact on the election results and he didn’t directly acknowledge Moscow’s responsibility.
An explosion in the busy centre of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey caused deaths and wounded dozens on Saturday, a monitor, local resident and rebel group said.
Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday, whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services.
No fewer than 10 crocodiles escaped from a zoo in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat since floods hit the area recently, local media reported on Saturday.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has thrown his weight behind President Barack Obama’s decision to sanction Russia in response to the country’s alleged hacking which sought to influence the Nov. 8 presidential election.
The U.S. Department of State has given full details on why President Barack Obama approved the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and rolled out a list of sanctions against Russia and its citizens.
U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats including shutting down of two Russian compounds in the U.S. in a number of actions announced on Thursday.
U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump has reversed himself hours after complaining on Twitter that outgoing President Barack Obama was constituting “roadblocks” to a smooth transition of power.
The war of words between outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama and incoming President Donald Trump continued with Trump rejecting Obama’s claim that he could have defeated him in the Nov. 8 presidential election if he had run against him.