Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling

 

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday said he believes U.S. intelligence agencies, which have concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Trump also said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is sincere when he says Russia didn't interfere.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Trump does not publicly rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a "son of a whore." This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Liz Smith, syndicated gossip columnist, dies at 94

 

Liz Smith, the syndicated gossip columnist whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A-list as high as many of the celebrities she covered, died Sunday at the age of 94.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINA PACIOLLA

Spain warns EU about cyber-meddling suspicions in Catalonia

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — Spain on Monday warned its European Union partners about a disinformation campaign aimed at destabilizing its volatile northeast region of Catalonia, which Madrid claims appears to be coming from Russia.

  • Written by By LORNE COOK , Associated Press

Anger rises as toxic air chokes India's capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — As thick smog crept over India's capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning.

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  • Written by By NICK PERRY, Associated Press