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Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel’s work is finished.

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

Taxi crash in Moscow’s Red Square injures 8

Eight people, including two from Mexico, have been injured when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. Police said the driver in the crash Saturday has …

John Leicester: Vladimir Putin gets luck of the draw at World Cup opener

When Yuri Gazinsky headed in the first goal of the 2018 World Cup, giving host Russia early joy in what developed into a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia, Russian President …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match of World Cup

Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead the host …

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia’s World Cup

Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions as they ready to host the World Cup amid global tensions. The national soccer team is a favorite target of self-deprecating mockery …

Judge orders Mueller probe to turn over names of European politicians in alleged Manafort lobbying scheme

A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to tell Paul Manafort by Friday the names of the European politicians and unidentified “others” that investigators allege were part of Manafort’s secret lobbying …

Airstrike on rebel-held northwestern Syrian village kills 35

Warplanes attacked a rebel-held northwestern village in Syria, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more, including children, in one of the deadliest incidents in that part of the …

100 years ago in Spokane: Officials praise new limits on free speech

Federal officers in Spokane were pleased with a new amendment to the espionage act, which would allow them to arrest and prosecute people engaging in all kinds of “seditious” speech.

Putin scoffs at U.S. indictment of Russians in campaign probe

President Vladimir Putin ridiculed the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians in a television interview broadcast Monday, scoffing at the notion that a person described as his chef could interfere with …

U.S. expects fallout from Snowden leaks for years to come

WASHINGTON – Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain …

Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during …

Trudy Rubin: Putin’s info war against America amplified by Trump

Last month, I visited Russia to learn more about the Kremlin’s campaign to influence the U.S. election in 2016. But the more I learned about Kremlin techniques, magnified by social …

‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference

To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

The FBI would like you to reboot your WiFi router

The agency issued a warning Friday asking home Internet users and small-business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware called VPN Filter.

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Gowdy disputes Trump’s ‘spy’ claim, defends FBI probe

There is no evidence that the FBI planted a “spy” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, directly contradicting Trump’s repeated insistence that the agency …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Journalist joins ranks of stranger-than-fiction faked deaths

In a twist straight out of a spy thriller, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko showed up at a news conference in Kiev on Wednesday – a day after he was reportedly …

Russia’s ex-U.S. envoy: Trump wants better ties with Russia

“Toxic” political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Moscow, Russia’s former ambassador in the United States and a long-time Trump campaign contact told the Associated …

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and …

Martin Schram: Intelligence role-playing – an interactive game for all ages

Today, fellow spymasters, we must briefly interrupt our fascination with President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter binge of victimization – his weeklong claims that he and his presidential campaign were innocent …

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of …

UK slams Russian pranksters over Boris Johnson call

Britain’s Foreign Office on Thursday criticized “childish” Russian pranksters who phoned Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson posing as the leader of Armenia.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise …

Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.

UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

President Donald Trump says he’ll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came …

CIA’s Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

Scrutiny of the 33-year spy career of new CIA director Gina Haspel has focused on her undercover role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, but she cut her teeth …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years.

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Syria’s Assad meets with Putin in Russia

Syrian President Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 8:11 a.m.

Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence

A court in Moscow has sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail for staging an unsanctioned protest in the capital.

Vice President Pence says it’s time for special counsel to ‘wrap up’ Russia investigation

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to bring his investigation into Russian election interference to a close, saying “it’s time to wrap it …