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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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Lobbying firm sought envoys’ help to salvage Russian company

A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the …


Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect

President Donald Trump’s persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Croatia ended Russia’s surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

A key storyline in Saturday’s quarterfinal matchups at the World Cup will be England coach Gareth Southgate’s strategy in picking what part of the bracket his team is in. Southgate …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and …


Senate panel backs up intelligence agencies, says Russia aimed to help Trump in election

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed up conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, releasing …


Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of US-Russia thaw

Republican members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming …


Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Igor Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every …


Russian talks with rebels over south Syria collapse

Negotiations between the Russians and Syrian rebels to end days of violence in the country’s south collapsed Saturday after opposition forces rejected surrender conditions proposed by Moscow, a rebel spokesman …