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Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

MOSCOW — Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including … Continue reading Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

WASHINGTON | Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow if formally invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. Putin had said earlier Friday during a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, that he was ready to invite Trump and also ready to visit Washington if conditions are right. That’s fine with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee GOP gov race turns to spat over Trump, immigration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Loyalty to President Donald Trump tops the Republican checklist in the governor’s race in Tennessee, right up there with championing gun rights and low taxes and decrying abortion. In TV ads and debates, the four leading GOP candidates are lauding Trump and his wall-building immigration crackdown while blasting each other as insufficiently … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee GOP gov race turns to spat over Trump, immigration

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he gave up nothing at Helsinki summit

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the U.S. Russia probe (all times local): 8:54 a.m. Still facing bipartisan criticism of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump says he “gave up NOTHING” during their summit last week. Trump says in a Monday tweet: “remember, I gave up NOTHING, we merely talked about future benefits … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he gave up nothing at Helsinki summit

AUSTIN, Texas | National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump’s Russia swirl

AUSTIN, Texas — There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The men and women from all 50 … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump’s Russia swirl

MOSCOW | Putin vows to hear ‘all opinions’ in pension controversy

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to trying to tamp down public distress over a proposal to raise the national retirement age, saying he will listen to “all opinions” on the matter. The lower house of parliament on Thursday passed the first reading of a law to raise the pension age for men to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin vows to hear ‘all opinions’ in pension controversy

MOSCOW | Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the U.S. about what the two world leaders actually agreed upon behind closed … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

WASHINGTON | Trump: news media wants confrontation, even war, with Russia

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused the news media Thursday of trying to provoke a confrontation with Russia that could lead to war, as he continues to push back against criticism of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: news media wants confrontation, even war, with Russia