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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: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Democrat criticizes Sessions’ non-answer on talks with Trump

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not directly answer in a closed-door interview Thursday whether President Donald Trump ever asked him to …


Russian president signs bill targeting foreign media

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, more in hour-plus call

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Syria’s Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Trump calls Putin sincere, but stands by U.S. agencies’ findings on meddling

Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

Talking tough on trade, Trump pushes ‘America first’ in Asia

President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

Putin: Russian doping scandals could be U.S. election meddling

President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year’s Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian …


Russian opposition leader sues Putin over rally denials

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is suing President Vladimir Putin over authorities’ repeated refusals to sanction rallies for his supporters.


As Russia investigation heats up in the U.S., Trump and Putin may soon meet

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet next week at an economic summit in Vietnam, a Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, even as the investigation in the …


Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as U.S. retreats

After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds …


Putin in Iran for talks with Tehran, Azerbaijan leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran on Wednesday for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan, a meeting that comes as the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal is threatened by President …


Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday strongly denounced Soviet-era political repressions, describing them as a crime that should never be forgotten.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Belatedly, Trump admin finishes list of off-limits Russians

The Trump administration gave Congress on Thursday a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, was released from jail Sunday after serving a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Protesters rally across Russia on Putin’s 65th birthday

In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to pressure authorities into letting him enter …


New U.S. ambassador to Russia meets Putin in Kremlin visit

The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony Tuesday in the Kremlin, a move that marks the formal start of Jon …


North Korea appears to have new Internet connection – thanks to state-owned Russian firm

A state-owned Russian telecommunications firm has given North Korea a new Internet connection – potentially increasing Pyongyang’s ability to stage cyberattacks and helping protect the embattled country’s Internet infrastructure.


Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government …


Putin calls for N. Korea talks, says sanctions not working

Speaking after the meeting Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions …


Brushing off Putin, Trump says fewer diplomats saves money

BEDMINISTER, N.J. (AP) – President Donald Trump is brushing off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic employees from Russia. In remarks to reporters, Trump dismissed …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Trump’s embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017

Trump: U.S. must work with Russia, move past election issues

President Donald Trump said Sunday that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia” after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany. But he …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017

Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean ‘menace’

Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump and Asian allies searched for consensus Saturday on how to counter what the president called the “menace” of North Korea after …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Putin, Trump to meet in Germany amid a sea of disputes

Rarely in recent history has a meeting of two heads of state generated so much excitement, anxiety and hope.


In Poland, Trump says of Russian meddling: ‘Nobody really knows for sure’

Hours before a crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump stopped short Thursday of condemning Moscow for meddling in the U.S. presidential election – and refused to …


U.S. renews offer of Syria cooperation with Russia

The Trump administration on Wednesday renewed an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir …