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President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts to influence the  presidential election, his homeland security adviser said. Photograph: New York Times

President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence to review evidence of Russian interference in the presidential election after coming under sustaine(...)

A boy passes a mural in Yemen: Fulfilling a commitment made by President Barack Obama in 2013, the US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009 in an effort to increa(...)

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the fight against the Ebola virus during a meeting with his Ebola Response Team in the Oval Office at the White House yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

President Barack Obama is considering stepping up the US response to the Ebola crisis by appointing an “Ebola czar” to lead efforts against the diseas(...)

A hazmat team member arrives to clean a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying,  in Dallas, Texas. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US government has called for calm over the single case of Ebola in the United States, seeking to reassure the American public that there is little(...)

US defence officials have said they failed in an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley (pictured) and other hostages in Syria earlier in the summer. Mr Foley was subsequently executed by the Islamic State group, which was documented in a video posted online by them.  Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters.

A secret nighttime military mission authorised by US president Barack Obama to rescue Americans held captive in Syria failed early this summer when a (...)

A protester against US spying is escorted by Capitol Police from a hearing yesterday in which US director of national intelligence James Clapper testified on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US and British intelligence services reportedly operate a massive data interception and storage programme involving the email and online storage servi(...)

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany, inc(...)

 President Barack Obama boards Marine One to fly to Camp David yesterday at Andrews AirForce Base. Photograph: Getty

President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers met at the White House last night to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that ca(...)