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Trump calls for US probe of NY Times after critical anonymous column

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: US President Donald Trump on Friday called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the New York Times after the news outlet published a column this week by an anonymous administration official questioning his fitness for office. Trump also said he was weighing taking action against the Times, whose shares moved briefly lower after his comments were made public “We’re going to see. I’m looking at that right now,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “should…

Newspaper editorials across US rebuke Trump for attacks on press

LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people. The Boston Globe and the New York Times took part along with more than 350 other newspapers of all sizes, including some in states that Trump won during the 2016 presidential election. The Globe said it coordinated publication among the newspapers and carried details of it on a database on its website.…

Russian hackers stole US classified papers with anti-virus: report

WASHINGTON: Israeli spies observed Russian hackers in real time as they scoured computers around the world for the codenames of US intelligence programs, The New York Times reported Tuesday night. The Russian intrusion detected more than two years ago used anti-virus software manufactured by the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab as an ad hoc global search tool, the Times said, quoting current and former government officials. The software is used by 400 million people around the world, including by officials at some two dozen…

White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation: report

WASHINGTON: Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's fired national security adviser, told the president-elect's transition team that he was the subject of a federal investigation, but was hired for the post anyway, the New York Times reported late Wednesday. The daily, citing two people familiar with the case, said Flynn told the presidential transition team's chief lawyer Don McGahn about the investigation on January 4 -- weeks before assuming the highly sensitive post. Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just…

German secret service spied on global media: report

BERLIN: Germany's foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Friday. Media rights group Reporters Without Borders labelled the alleged surveillance "a monstrous attack on press freedom", voiced fears the eavesdropping was ongoing and said it was planning legal action, according to Der Spiegel. The magazine, which has extensively worked with US fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and reported on US…

Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russia: NYT

NEW YORK: Members of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before he won the White House, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Citing "four current and former American officials," the Times report said that intercepted phone calls and phone records showed the repeated contacts with Moscow's intelligence community. US "law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time that they were discovering…

Trump effect: US media see lift as president sharpens attacks

NEW YORK: As President Donald Trump steps up his attacks on the "dishonest" press, major American media outlets are seeing an apparent resurgence after years of downward spiral. Newspapers, radio and television had begun to see growth during the 2016 election campaign, and that has accelerated since the inauguration, despite -- or perhaps because of -- the vitriol from the new president and his aides. While much of the industry has been slumping in recent years, the war between the president and the news media has…

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

BEIJING: Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations. The US newspaper said both its English- and Chinese-language apps were pulled late last month, blocking one of the few remaining channels for readers in China to access its reports. "For some time now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China, and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local…

Trump steps back from media feud in NY Times sit-down

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump started the day tweeting about the "unfair" news media. He ended it with a polite sit-down with the New York Times where he called the daily a "world jewel." The turnabout may -- or may not -- signal a truce in the bitter war between the US president-elect and the press. Trump unleashed a stream of early morning tweets assailing the "failing" New York daily for continuing to "cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!" After some confusion over whether his meeting with the paper would even…

Trump touts foreign contacts on Twitter, lashes media report

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account on Wednesday to denounce reports of problems in his transition team, singling out the New York Times for saying world leaders have had trouble getting in touch with him. Trump, whose aggressive use of Twitter against rivals was a key element of his presidential campaign, tweeted a list of several world leaders he had spoken with since his upset victory in the Nov. 8 presidential election. "I have recieved and taken calls from many foreign leaders despite…