Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
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Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement
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The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe
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Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted … Continue reading

Prominent journalist at news radio station stabbed in Moscow
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Prominent journalist at news radio station stabbed in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A well-known journalist for Russia’s leading news radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an unknown attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists or opposition activists in Moscow. The assailant broke into Ekho Moskvy, which has often been described as Russia’s … Continue reading

UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes
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UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that nobody wants armed conflict over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but that U.S. President Donald Trump is right to keep the option of military action open. In a speech on global security in London, Johnson urged the government of Kim Jong Un to “change course” … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
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Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy experts if Russia is annoyed with Trump’s unpredictability, Putin said that it’s … Continue reading

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump questions why the Obama administration didn’t try to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president’s tweet Thursday appears to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling. The president tweeted: “By the way, if Russia was working so hard on … Continue reading

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks
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Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Current and former government officials painted a sinister portrait Wednesday of Russian cyberattacks on the United States aimed at interfering in the U.S. presidential election last year. Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the campaign in an effort to undermine the legitimacy of the American political process, they said. … Continue reading

The Latest: Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days
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The Latest: Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian opposition protest (all times local): 12:05 a.m. A Moscow court has ruled that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny should be jailed for 30 days for staging an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. The anti-corruption rallies called for by Navalny were held in more than 100 Russian towns and cities … Continue reading

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller
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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump’s allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director’s impartiality, suggesting he cannot be … Continue reading

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump
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Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the committee’s investigators immediately began reviewing the information to determine the extent … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
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The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year’s election. The committee said Thursday that Comey will testify in an open session, which will be … Continue reading

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria
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Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow said in a statement … Continue reading

Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies
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Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration leaks, calling … Continue reading

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
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Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack … Continue reading

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil
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Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump’s relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Trump’s troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share … Continue reading