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UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Russia-Trump investigation with no new indictments


Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in ‘birth tourism’

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship, often in Florida.


General: No F-35 jet sale to Turkey if it buys Russia missile defense system

The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy …


Putin suspends Russia’s obligations under 1987 nuclear pact

President Vladimir Putin has suspended Russia’s participation in a key nuclear arms treaty following the U.S. withdrawal.


Is a remote naval center in Russia’s nuclear crosshairs?

A Russian state television broadcaster asserts that one of his country’s top targets for attack in the event of nuclear war would be a 4,700-acre site east of Arlington that …


Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …


US general says no military threat on southern border

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus …


Facing prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, the longtime political consultant who once led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, asked a federal judge for leniency Monday as he faces the potential of spending the …


Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Deparment next month

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, an official familiar with the matter said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Ex-FBI official says ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of …


FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would …


Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: Polar bears who have moved into a …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with U.S. in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in …


Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated

Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands.


Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

The United States announced Friday that it is pulling out of a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, arguing that it should not be constrained by a deal Moscow is …


Ukrainian court convicts ex-president of treason

A Ukrainian court on Thursday sentenced former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of treason and helping Russian aggression.


Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

Russia, Japan make no visible progress on WWII territorial spat

The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost …


Doping agency forgives Russia, but says more work needed

The World Anti-Doping Agency has forgiven Russia for its tardiness in turning over lab data but raised the specter of an Olympic ban if that data is found to have …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations.


Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya

The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began …


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused …


Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

A Russian lawyer who became a focal point of the investigation into whether there was collusion between Russians and President Donald Trump’s election campaign was charged with obstruction of justice …


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.