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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 denied meddling in the US election. The CIA caught him doing just that.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly – and often tauntingly – denied that his government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Earlier this month he said that the cyber …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Megyn Kelly scores one-on-one interview with Vladimir Putin for debut of new NBC show

Megyn Kelly already has a major exclusive for NBC: She’ll be interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin one-on-one this week.

UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017

Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous royal palace in Versailles on Monday to talk about cooperating on fighting terror. The visit demonstrated Macron’s prowess in …

French president talks to Putin, faces uproar over media access

French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday – all under a growing cloud …

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of …

Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested

Under the slogan “I’m fed up,” demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg …

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Analysis: The biggest question about attacking Assad is: What comes next?

For President Donald Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may have been a relatively clear-cut decision. The big …

It’s now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia’s streets

Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies …

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.

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.

Trump, when asked about Putin, says U.S. isn’t ‘so innocent’

President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when told the Russian leader is “a killer,” Trump said the United States has many of them.

Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role

President Donald Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State group, restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser …

Trump, Putin discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ trade, security

President Donald Trump had an hourlong discussion Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first since Trump assumed office last week – raising questions over the fate of U.S. …

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy with fake allegations and “binding the president-elect hand and …

Kathleen Parker: Russia connection deserving of suspicion

Noteworthy is that these same Obama doubters haven’t expressed any concern about Trump’s cavalier denial of Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S.

Sources: Trump to pick Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson to lead State Department

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, according to two people close to Trump’s transition team.

Obama, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at summit in Peru

President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation …

Why the fight for Aleppo is a turning point in the Syrian war

Even by the brutal benchmarks of the Syrian conflict, Russian and Syrian bombardment of rebel-held districts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo this last week has been marked by …

Dana Milbank: Trump wants you to trust him blindly

There’s one sure way to know how beholden Trump is to Putin’s regime: release his tax returns.

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 …

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 …

Martin Schram: Trump’s praise of Putin pitiful

If Hillary Clinton used Trump’s words, other Republican candidates would be apoplectic.

Dan K. Thomasson: Obama, Bush unschooled in world’s ways

Voters should beware presidential candidates who do not understand U.S. role in global affairs.

Russia ban on food imports to hurt some EU farmers, its own citizens

WASHINGTON – Russian diners won’t be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States – the …

Billionaire N.J. Nets owner to challenge Putin for Russian presidency

After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia’s richest and most glamorous figures: The billionaire owner of the New …