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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen sweeping war games carried out by his nation’s strategic nuclear forces.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Rudy Giuliani cancels paid appearance at Kremlin-backed summit in Armenia

Rudy Giuliani, whose actions as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer have helped set in motion an impeachment inquiry, abruptly canceled his scheduled paid appearance at a Kremlin-backed conference in Armenia …


Russia’s Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reiterated his support for his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, who has made a surprise visit to Moscow.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Macron’s G-7 performance arms him for likely troubles ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron used the three-day summit of G-7 leaders he hosted in southwest France to showcase his political talents.


Turkey’s Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin’s guest

In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Trump says would be ‘appropriate’ for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial nations.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.


Robert J. Samuelson: Is Putin right that liberalism is obsolete?

Vladimir Putin says many people around the world have lost faith in the liberal idea.


Ivo Daalder: The real threat to liberalism is the U.S.’ unwillingness to defend it

If liberalism is ending, it isn’t because Vladimir Putin says so. It is because we would allow it to happen.


Putin signs bill suspending participation in nuclear treaty

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill suspending Russia’s participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Russian defense chief says there are survivors of navy fire

Some crew members have survived a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, the nation’s defense minister said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Fire kills 14 sailors aboard Russian submarine

A fire on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there …


Putin says liberalism ‘eating itself,’ migrant influx wrong

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired a new broadside against Western liberalism, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people’s interests.


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


Trump jokes about election meddling with Putin

With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that …


Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in talks that come amid bitter …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Putin open for talks with Trump, warns against force on Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he’s open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn’t expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington.


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


Putin says US unilateralism hurts global trade, sows chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy, saying it spawns chaos in global affairs.


Putin says Russia didn’t meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals.


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

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


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

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, 5:19 p.m.

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 …


North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin.


Belarus leader blasts ally Russia for ‘insolent’ practices

The president of Belarus on Thursday threatened to retaliate against Russia for what he called its “insolent” trade restrictions.


‘A monopoly on information’: Russia closes grip on internet

Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.