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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

BEIRUT | The Latest: UN chief says Mideast ‘peril’ threatens security

BEIRUT | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 5:40 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Middle East is in such “peril” today that it has become a threat to international peace and security — and Syria “represents the most serious threat.” The U.N. chief told an emergency … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: UN chief says Mideast ‘peril’ threatens security

WASHINGTON | US punishes Russian oligarchs, officials with more sanctions

WASHINGTON | April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The United States hit seven Russian oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials with sanctions on Friday for what it called “malign activity” around the world, as the Trump administration tried to show that President Donald Trump is taking tough action to stand up to Moscow. A dozen Russian companies … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US punishes Russian oligarchs, officials with more sanctions

Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

WASHINGTON /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The tempest over President Donald Trump‘s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The White House, which has suffered … Continue reading Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

France seeks closer ties with Russia despite Syria tensions

PARIS/February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed cooperating more closely to resolve the Syrian crisis in a phone call Friday, as France tries to smooth ties with Russia and move beyond years of tensions over Syria and Ukraine. Macron is making his first presidential trip to Russia in … Continue reading France seeks closer ties with Russia despite Syria tensions

Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency

MOSCOW/December 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to file the endorsement papers required for his candidacy and putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow him to run. Navalny, the most formidable foe President Vladimir Putin has faced during 18 years in … Continue reading Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency