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ASPEN, Colo.  | Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

ASPEN, Colo.  — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Speaking Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also said the Justice Department will … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo.  | Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

WASHINGTON  | What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know

WASHINGTON  — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure. With no details emerging from the leaders’ one-on-one discussion on Monday — other than the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know

BRANSON, Mo.  | Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

BRANSON, Mo.  — At least eight people died after a tourist boat capsized and sank Thursday night in a Missouri lake, according to the local sheriff. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said seven people were hospitalized and several others remain missing after a Ride the Ducks boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson. The … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo.  | Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

SINGAPORE | Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other’s products. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea’s Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,281.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.6 percent to 27,858.02. The Shanghai … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

SEOUL, South Korea | N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years. The 2016 arrival of a group of 12 female employees from a North Korean-run restaurant in China … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

ASPEN, Colo. | Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

ASPEN, Colo.  — Even Donald Trump’s intelligence chief doesn’t know what was said in the president’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was also unaware that Putin was being invited to Washington. Coats made those surprise admissions Thursday in his first public comments since … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

WASHINGTON — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up