An inside look on why Putin is lying about the Novichok GRU officers

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that the two GRU intelligence service officers who tried to assassinate Sergei Skripal on U.K. soil this March are actually GRU intelligence officers at all. Putin says the men are actually “civilians,” who,…

Trump administration met with, but rebuffed, Venezuelan officers who said they were plotting a coup, officials say

The Trump administration met several times last year and early this year with Venezuelan military officers purporting to be dissidents plotting a coup against President Nicolás Maduro, but ultimately rebuffed their requests for assistance, according to U.S. officials. The operation…

US officials met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid: report

US President Donald Trump has been harshly critical of his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro More Officials from President Donald Trump’s administration met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro but eventually decided not to…

US officials secretly met with Venezuelan military officers plotting a coup against Maduro

American officials met with the renegade Venezuelan military officers several times over the last year after the Venezuelan officers made contact, but Washington ultimately decided against supporting the coup, the two sources said. The US did not provide the Venezuelan…

Trump officials secretly met with Venezuelan officers to discuss overthrow of Maduro: report

Trump administration officials repeatedly met with rebel Venezuelan military officers over the past year to discuss their plans for a possible coup to replace President Nicolás Maduro, according to a new report. American officials and a former Venezuelan military commander…

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers ImageA military ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, this month. The White House declined to answer detailed questions about talks with rebellious officers.CreditCreditJuan Barreto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Ernesto Londoño and Nicholas…

Nerve agent poisoning: Theresa May says Russian intelligence officers carried out attack on ex-spy in England

LONDON — British authorities on Wednesday named two Russian suspects wanted for a brazen attack with the nerve agent Novichok on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. For the first time, Prime Minister…

Venezuela arrests 2 military officers over 'assassination attempt' against Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela — Two top military officials were arrested Tuesday in Caracas as part of an investigation into what the government called an “assassination attempt” against President Nicolás Maduro earlier this month. Col. Pedro Zambrano and Gen. Alejandro Pérez appeared…

Two military officers jailed in Venezuela over Maduro attack

Frederico Parra/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek Saab announces the arrest of two military officers connected to the alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro. By Rachelle Krygier | Washington Post CARACAS, Venezuela – Two top military…

Two Venezuela officers detained in alleged plot on Maduro

Attorney General Tarek William Saab said National Guard Maj. Gen. Alejandro Perez and National Guard Col. Pedro Javier Zambrano were presented to court late Monday in the August 4 incident. Opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens is accused of taking part in…