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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says he has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to get the president re-elected


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

2016 again? Russia back to stirring chaos in U.S. election

Just weeks into the 2020 election cycle, intelligence officials have concluded that Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign


Syrian war pulls in major foreign actors, increasing tension

In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. Russian and U.S. convoys crisscross each other on remote …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Intelligence officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected.


Lawyer: Assange was offered U.S. pardon if he cleared Russia

A lawyer for Julian Assange said Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that he was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he …


Trump calls on Russia to stop supporting ‘atrocities’ in Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop its support for what he called the Syrian government’s “atrocities” in the country’s conflict. In a statement released …


Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there


Twitter, Facebook fined for not moving user data to Russia

A court in Moscow fined Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles each Thursday for refusing to store the personal data of Russian citizens on servers in Russia, the largest penalties …


FBI director warns of ongoing Russian ‘information warfare’

FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement is not seeing ongoing efforts by …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Russia rescues 536 fishermen stranded on giant ice floe

In a nearly seven-hour operation, Russia’s emergency services rescued 536 ice fishermen after they got stranded on a giant ice floe that broke off the Sakhalin Island in eastern Siberia, …


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 …


Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

Documents and text messages released Wednesday evening by House Democrats show how Lev Parnas, the former associate of Rudy Giuliani, used the extensive entree he had to President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia’s leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in …


Researchers: Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment


Russia hosts Libya’s rival leaders amid peace summit plans

Libya’s rival leaders were in Moscow Monday for talks as part of a joint Russian and Turkish mediation to bring an end to the country’s long-running civil war.


Merkel to meet Putin in Moscow for talks on Mideast crises

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow on Saturday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in the Middle East and elsewhere, officials said Monday.


Putin weighs future options as he marks 20 years in power

As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future – a reticence that fuels wild speculation …


Polish PM accuses Putin of lying about outbreak of WWII

Poland’s prime minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin has been lying in remarks blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II.


15 people injured in helicopter emergency landing in Russia

Russian officials say 15 people are injured after a passenger helicopter made a rough emergency landing in Siberia on Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

China seeks to lift some North Korea sanctions

China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on North Korean exports such as textiles, seafood and statues, “with the intent of enhancing the livelihood …


Congress takes aim at Syrian war crimes, Russian aggression

Congress has ratcheted up pressure on Syria, Russia and China while making it more difficult for the Trump administration to reduce commitments to allies from Europe to Asia.


Russia eyes major commercial projects in Syria

Russia is considering a slew of major commercial projects in Syria, a senior Russian official said Tuesday.


Comey: ‘Real sloppiness’ in Russia probe but no misconduct

Former FBI Director James Comey is acknowledging that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness“ in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide.


Fire on Russia’s only aircraft carrier kills 1, injures 11

Russia’s only aircraft carrier suffered a massive fire Thursday that killed one crew member, injured another 11 people and significantly damaged the ill-fated ship that has been haunted by incidents …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

President Donald Trump met with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against him for his dealings with Ukraine, which …


James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.

For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting a counterintelligence investigation of Russia’s interference in the …