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In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump …


Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility …


Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition

Again and again and again, over the course of Donald Trump’s 18-month campaign for the presidency, Russian citizens made contact with his closest family and friends, as well as figures …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the …


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


U.S. warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Ukraine cites massive buildup of Russian forces along border

Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine’s president said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian ports in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

President Trump kicks off two days of diplomacy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Friday after his abrupt decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir …


Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships in dispute with Russia

The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf …


Putin derides Ukraine’s martial law as political trick

Ukraine’s president donned combat fatigues to implement martial law in much of the country on Wednesday, a move Russia denounced as a cynical political trick as both sides ratcheted up …


Putin blames Ukraine for standoff, boosts defenses in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed the latest standoff with neighboring Ukraine on the presidential ambitions of Ukraine’s leader, as the Russian military announced it was boosting its defenses …


‘Creed II’ punches back at how Russian characters are depicted in movies

In the new movie “Creed II,” the titular fighter faces a new opponent. He speaks Russian. His name is Drago. Wait, wasn’t that a plotline in the “Rocky” films?


Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Ukraine, Russia tensions soar after Black Sea naval incident

Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the …


With a smirk, official says Russia will verify moon landings

The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real, though …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump provides written responses to Mueller questions

President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least …


Putin mulls Russian response to U.S. exit from nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin has gathered his top military officials to discuss a response to the planned U.S. withdrawal from a key nuclear arms pact.


Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

The Russian military said nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months, a fraction of the estimated 5.6 million Syrians who have fanned out across the world fleeing …


Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska

The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they’re doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.


Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.


Russia and Cuba vow to expand their ‘strategic’ ties

The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their “strategic” ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.


Scores detained in Russian protests against extremist case

Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg have detained about 50 people taking part in unauthorized demonstrations against a criminal case filed against 10 young Russians for allegedly taking part in …


Flash floods kill 6 in southern Russia; 1 person missing

At least six people died as flash floods hit southern Russia, paralyzing road and train traffic across the Black Sea region and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes, rescue officials …


No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American …