American elections

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month’s midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It’s believed to be the first federal case alleging Russian interference in this … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON | Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. In prepared remarks for an appearance Thursday at the Hudson Institute, Pence says China is using its power in “more proactive and coercive ways to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

BEIJING | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

BEIJING— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. China’s foreign ministry announced Pompeo will visit on Monday for consultations on bilateral and international issues. The ministry gave no details, but based on previous visits by American … Continue reading BEIJING | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

PARIS — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling — and Russia says it couldn’t care less. Trump’s executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could herald new headaches for Moscow, after extensive accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But Russian … Continue reading PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

WASHINGTON | US officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has directed a “vast, government-wide effort” to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016, the White House said Thursday. In a letter to Senate Democrats Thursday, John Bolton, the national security adviser, wrote: “President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in America’s system of representative government.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security