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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

New U.S. sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Russian PM strongly warns U.S. against ramping up sanctions

Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she supports Russia investigation but won’t rule out impeaching Rod Rosenstein

A progressive-leaning group released audio from a July 30 fundraiser inside the Spokane Club in which Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House’s Intelligence committee, talked about what’s holding up …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

U.S. to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in …


U.S. senator presents letter from Trump for Putin

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader’s spokesman said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash

A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

Facebook opens up on vote meddling, but is the shift real?

For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network – particularly how things go …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

White House asserts ‘vast’ effort to protect elections

Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the Trump administration put on a show of force Thursday and said the president had …


Dead Russian reporters researched mercenaries, mining in CAR

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.


3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Three Russian journalists were killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Pressure mounting, former Trump ‘fixer’ turns aggressive

The hiring of a Washington insider to be a public attack dog. Tantalizing leaks to the media. Puzzling allegations of actions that could fell a president. Talk of more to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump open to visiting Moscow if Putin invites him

The White House says President Donald Trump is “open to visiting Moscow” once he receives a “formal invitation” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and …


Hearing points to Vladimir Putin’s role in Russian doping scandal

Supporters of a bill that would make international sports doping a crime argued the legislation would deter scandals like Russian state-sponsored drug use at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Whistleblower Yulia …


Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been delayed until 2019, citing the ongoing probe into Russian interference in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Pompeo: U.S. will never recognize Russian annexation of Crimea

President Donald Trump’s top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation …


White House: Russia call for Ukraine referendum illegitimate

The White House said Friday it “is not considering supporting” a Vladimir-Putin-backed call for a referendum in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Russian …


Dana Milbank: Russia’s not meddling? Then explain Maria Butina.

The yawning gap between the world as it exists and the world as President Trump sees it was on vivid display Wednesday. A few minutes after noon, reporters in the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

White House: Trump ‘disagrees’ with Putin interview offer

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump “disagrees” with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. to question 12 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was “likely” in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, …


Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow – even though there were no major …


After a jaw-dropping news conference, what does ‘America First’ really mean?

When the history of Donald Trump’s presidency is ultimately written, July 16, 2018, will have a special entry. On a day when the setting called for a show of strength …


Russian gun rights advocate, charged in U.S. with acting as Russian Federation agent

A Russian national with alleged ties to a top Russian official was charged in federal court in Washington Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Lawmakers call Trump’s performance ‘bizarre,’ ‘shameful’

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump’s performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “bizarre,” “shameful” and a “missed opportunity” to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Trump-Putin summit underway, after Trump faults U.S. ‘stupidity’ for poor relations with Russia

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki Monday for their first formal one-on-one summit, firmly shaking hands hours after Trump began the day by blaming his …


Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to …