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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: Sun., July 15, 2018

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he attempted to lower expectations for what the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018

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 …


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: Sat., July 14, 2018

Trump tweets, hits links during stay at Scottish golf resort

Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump spent part of Saturday playing golf and tweeting about his predecessor and a U.S.-based cable television network …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

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 …


U.S. says Russia’s return to fold ‘inevitable’ as summit looms

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that President Donald Trump views Moscow’s return to the international fold as inevitable and that “trade-offs” could allow it to re-enter the Group of …


South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow on Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties.


Putin: Russia military not building long-term in Syria

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia has no plans to pull its military out of Syria, but isn’t building permanent facilities there.


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. ambassador: Any Trump-Putin summit ‘would be a ways off’

The U.S. ambassador to Russia says any meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin “would be a ways off.”


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Putin: We’re held hostage to political strife around Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

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

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.


Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018

Nearly 1,600 arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests

Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country – and police responded by reportedly …


As he begins a new term, Putin pushes lofty goals for Russia

If Vladimir Putin fulfills the goals he’s set for his new six-year term as president, Russia in 2024 will be far advanced in new technologies and artificial intelligence, many of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

U.S. takes aim at Vladimir Putin’s allies in Russia with new sanctions

The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday with sanctions that took direct aim at President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as President Donald Trump’s administration …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

U.S. opens door to possible Trump-Putin White House meeting

An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone last month, but …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Putin’s spokesman likens Weinstein accusers to prostitutes

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says the sexual harassment complaints against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were made by actresses who were effectively “prostitutes.”


Putin thanks nation for re-election, promises ‘breakthrough’

President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians on Friday for his landslide re-election to another six-year term, pledging to lead the country to an economic “breakthrough.”


Briefing papers warned Trump: ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Putin

President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior administration official said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.


Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote – his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term

Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Russia boots 23 U.K. diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat

Russia announced Saturday it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further retaliatory measures in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.


Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of Russian election

President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens

The gulf between Russia and Britain widened on Friday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries …