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U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt fall elections

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …


Possible Russian covert acts to influence U.S. election being investigated

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …


U.S.-Russia trust issues hinder Syria talks, Obama says

Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sunday.


Russia, Saudi Arabia pledge to stabilize oil output

The world’s two largest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, on Monday agreed to act together to stabilize global oil output, though it’s unclear what that might entail.


Putin says Russia didn’t hack US Democratic Party

President Vladimir Putin says Russia wasn’t involved in the hacking of emails of the U.S. Democratic Party, but thinks the release of the information was a benefit.


Russia says it killed IS spokesman al-Adnani in Syria strike

Russia’s Defense Ministry says its airstrike killed the Islamic State group’s spokesman and chief strategist.


Reid wants FBI investigation into election system hacks

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter that he wants the FBI to investigate whether Russia is trying to influence this year’s election outcomes.


Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims …


U.N. warns Aleppo risks ‘catastrophe,’ urges 48-hour truce

The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery or desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks …


Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness

The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events.


Hacker group claims to have stolen NSA ‘cyberweapons’

A mysterious group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked into the National Security Agency, stolen powerful cyberweapons and surveillance tools, and put them up for auction.


In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria

Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in …


Clinton team hits report of Trump aide’s ties to Russia

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in the Ukraine and claiming it is further evidence of the Republican nominee’s cozy …


Russian man faces trial in hacking scheme involving Washington pizza joints

Prosecutors describe Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, as a master hacker who orchestrated an international scheme that resulted in about $170 million in fraudulent credit card purchases.


Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate

Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over …


Putin, Erdogan agree on steps to mend relations

Turkey’s president cozied up to his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in a visit intended to send a message to his allies in the West, whom he blames for …


Gas blast in Russian restaurant kills 8, 12 hospitalized

A gas explosion in a restaurant in southern Russia during preparations for a wedding dinner has now led to the deaths of eight of the 28 restaurant workers injured in …


Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee on Sunday banned Russia from the Paralympic Games next month in response to allegations that Russia’s state-supported doping program included paralympic athletes.


Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 on board

Rebels in Syria shot down a Russian combat helicopter Monday amid fierce fighting around Aleppo, killing all five people on board in the deadliest single incident for the Russian military …


Bill Plaschke: It’s not right that Russia will be there

The latest news from the Russian Olympic team is Thursday’s revelation of the name of its flag bearer.


Digest: Lee leads Women’s British Open

Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club …


U.N. envoy in Syria tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors ‘to us’

The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of humanitarian corridors around Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners, issuing a gentle snub …


China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

China’s military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing’s claim to almost the entire …


Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series …


Clues in DNC hacking point to Russia, despite Trump claims

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said again Thursday whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery, but private security experts – although not …


Russia, Syria blockade Aleppo, offer corridors out

MOSCOW – Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting …


Vladimir Putin says banned Russian athletes victims of discrimination

Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.


Trump says Russia should find Clinton’s missing emails

MIAMI – Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. The Republican presidential nominee, holding a Wednesday press conference, said that the 30,000 missing emails from …


At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far in doping scandal

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal.


Putin spokesman: U.S. politicians being ‘paranoid’ about Russia

MOSCOW – A Russian presidential spokesman on Tuesday accused U.S. politicians of being paranoid after Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign blamed Russia for an email hack and suggested the goal was …