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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

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