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Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place.


Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies

Belarus started importing oil from Norway on Tuesday after Russia, its main oil provider, suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talks on further strengthening economic ties between two countries.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted to parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to secure his grip on power well after his current term …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Raids and conscription: Russian authorities crack down on Kremlin critics

In Russian authorities’ latest crackdown this week on Kremlin critics, opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation office was raided Thursday, just days after one of his top aides was suddenly …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Russian woman who admitted being secret agent out of prison

A tantalizing chapter in Russia’s efforts to collect intelligence on American politics came to a close on Friday as a woman who worked as a covert agent was released from …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Rudy Giuliani cancels paid appearance at Kremlin-backed summit in Armenia

Rudy Giuliani, whose actions as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer have helped set in motion an impeachment inquiry, abruptly canceled his scheduled paid appearance at a Kremlin-backed conference in Armenia …


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data.


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: Fri., April 27, 2018

Report: Russian lawyer at Trump Tower worked with government

An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing collaboration between Russian government officials and the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Could enemies target undersea cables that link the world?

Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National …


Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election.


Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.

The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Kremlin says Putin and Trump likely to meet in Vietnam

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have a full agenda for their likely encounter on the sidelines of a Pacific nations’ summit this week, the Kremlin said …


U.S. intelligence report: Kremlin sees U.S. urging regime change in Russia

Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s …


Putin critic gunned down in Ukraine had feared for his life

A former Russian member of parliament who defected to Ukraine and began sharply criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Thursday in downtown Kiev in an apparent contract killing.


Officials say Flynn discussed sanctions

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, contrary to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Kremlin protests Fox News host O’Reilly’s ‘killer’ comment on Putin

The Kremlin is indignant over the comments of a Fox News host who called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” in an interview with President Donald Trump.


Kremlin hopes Putin, Trump will get along well

The Kremlin said Thursday Russia and the United States can fix their ravaged ties with interactions based on mutual respect once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.


Russian opposition leader, five others hurt in Cossack attack

A group of Cossacks attacked Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his associates and beat some of them outside an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, an assault highlighting an …