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LONDON | Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

LONDON — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wherever they go. Western governments worry that Russia could use the post to undermine … Continue reading LONDON | Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

BERLIN | The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish journalist should be extradited

BERLIN— The Latest on the Turkish president’s visit to Germany (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar, who is in exile in Germany, is a convicted spy and should be extradited to Turkey. Erdogan told reporters Friday: “At this moment this person is, according to Turkish … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish journalist should be extradited

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia | Putin treats China’s leader to pancakes, vodka at forum

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia— Russian President Vladimir Putin has treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russian pancakes in a show of warm personal ties between the two leaders. The two leaders ate pancakes with caviar and had shots of vodka at an exhibition at the sidelines of an economic forum in the far eastern port of Vladivostok. … Continue reading VLADIVOSTOK, Russia | Putin treats China’s leader to pancakes, vodka at forum

WASHINGTON | The Latest: No. 2 in Senate GOP eyes more Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 12:00 p.m. The No. 2 Senate Republican says there may be additional sanctions on Russia in the upheaval following President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters that sanctions might draw … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: No. 2 in Senate GOP eyes more Russia sanctions

PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Nielsen downplays 2018 Russia election threat

PHILADELPHIA— The Latest on U.S. election officials meeting (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The U.S. homeland security secretary says there are no signs Russia is targeting the 2018 midterm elections for cyberattacks with the “scale and scope” it used in 2016. Kirstjen (KEER’-sten) Nielsen spoke Saturday at a Philadelphia conference of U.S. state secretaries of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Nielsen downplays 2018 Russia election threat

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Travel to Helsinki

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will accompany President Donald J. Trump to Helsinki, Finland, for the President’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16.  While in Helsinki, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Travel to Helsinki