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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week.

Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo’s Russia agenda

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s …

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Trump discusses ‘Russian Hoax’ in long call with Putin

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian Hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones – a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

North Korea’s Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting’s timing …

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Belarus leader blasts ally Russia for ‘insolent’ practices

The president of Belarus on Thursday threatened to retaliate against Russia for what he called its “insolent” trade restrictions.

‘A monopoly on information’: Russia closes grip on internet

Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure …

Putin suspends Russia’s obligations under 1987 nuclear pact

President Vladimir Putin has suspended Russia’s participation in a key nuclear arms treaty following the U.S. withdrawal.

Ukrainian court convicts ex-president of treason

A Ukrainian court on Thursday sentenced former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of treason and helping Russian aggression.

Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.

Russia is poised to add a new hypersonic nuclear warhead to its arsenal

Russia on Wednesday conducted a final test of a nuclear-capable glider that flies at 20 times the speed of sound, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that the weapon will be …

Michael McFaul: Why Vladimir Putin is a terrible strategist

In the short run, Vladimir Putin has won several tactical victories. In the long run, however, these same wins have planted the seeds of long-term isolation and weakness for Russia …

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 …

Putin and Trump chat at last – and face off over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin got his chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump after all – but their brief exchange over Ukraine didn’t accomplish much.

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 …

Russian meddling abroad: Does Vladimir Putin pull all the strings?

As alleged Russian plots, conspiracies and crimes unfold against the West, prosecutors and pundits routinely blame Vladimir Putin or a circle of Kremlin insiders said to be acting on direct …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:35 a.m.

Moscow: U.N. investigating the killing of 3 Russian reporters

Officials in Moscow say U.N. representatives are helping investigate the killing of three Russian journalists in Central African Republic.

Kathleen Parker: In defense of poodles

It didn’t take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media publications to declare Donald Trump Vladimir Putin’s pet dog. Britain’s Daily Mirror used “Putin’s poodle” in its …

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.

Trudy Rubin: Will we ever know what Trump told Putin in Helsinki?

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, members were champing at the bit to get answers to the burning question in Washington: …

Kathleen Parker: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself – even among the smugly credulous. For a year and a half, we’ve heard his supporters say: …

Michael Gerson: Trump’s narcissism has become our foreign policy doctrine

Defining a foreign policy theory that might merit the title of “doctrine” is difficult in the Trump administration, which is dismissive of reflection, consistency and precedent. But in practice, it …

UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Northwest lawmakers: Russian ‘no friend’ of U.S.; Trump missed opportunity

Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.

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 …

Trudy Rubin: NATO allies fear Trump will kick them, hug Putin

The reasons why patriotic Americans should worry about the president’s two upcoming summits – with NATO leaders and then with Vladimir Putin – were on full view last week. The …

UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Trump to meet with Putin in Finland next month after NATO gathering

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin firmed up plans Thursday to meet in Helsinki next month for a closely watching sit-down that will play out just days after …

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 …