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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week.

Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again

The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body despite its 2014 annexation of the Crimea Peninsula …

Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

On his first trip to Russia as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he warned his Russian counterpart against any “unacceptable” Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Britain warns US-Iran conflict could break out ‘by accident’

Britain warned Monday that armed conflict might be sparked “by accident” amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with …

Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo’s Russia agenda

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s …

Dana Milbank: No, Mitch, the case isn’t closed

Contrary to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration about the Russia investigation, it isn’t “case closed” – not by a long shot.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Human rights group reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse

More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Trump’s Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating Trump dispute

The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle …

US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region

The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce …

UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited …

UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House …

Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general.

At least 40 dead in Russian plane’s fiery emergency landing

A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, and officials say at least 40 people died.

Marc A. Thiessen: The Barr hearing was much ado about nothing

If Shakespeare had titled Attorney General William Barr’s appearance on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he would have called it “Much Ado About Nothing.”

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Trump discusses ‘Russian Hoax’ in long call with Putin

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian Hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

Eugene Robinson: Give Mueller the mic

Congress has a decision to make about impeachment, and voters have a decision to make about Trump. Hearing from Robert Mueller will inform those choices.

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its …

UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019

Deputy AG Rosenstein submits letter of resignation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump, effective May 11.

Margaret Sullivan: How should journalists report on data hacks?

Note to journalists: Don’t publish weaponized gossip. Verify relentlessly. Nail down, and emphasize, the source of the hack and its motivation. And be transparent with news consumers.

How we should respond to Mueller report

Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. It documents a serious crime against the …

Marc A. Thiessen: Impeaching Trump will only help him

While Democrats debate pursuing impeachment, they are also abusing their powers to get Trump’s tax returns. The only thing they will succeed in doing is eliciting sympathy for an otherwise …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Russian Maria Butina gets 18 months for being Kremlin agent

In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia. She cast herself as an innocent caught …

Putin says he’ll brief U.S. on summit with Kim

President Vladimir Putin says he’s willing to share details with the United States about his Thursday summit with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia’s influence in the stalemated issue of …

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

The European Union hit out Thursday against Russia’s move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, slamming it as an attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones – a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

North Korea’s Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting’s timing …

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

President Donald Trump’s lawyer is insisting there’s “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians.