Vladimir Putin

  • Election 2020 Feb 21

    Sanders Condemns Russian Influence in Election

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “It was not clear what role they were going to play,” Sanders said during a campaign stop in California. “We were...

  • Vladimir Putin Jan 16

    Putin Cements Power as Russian Duma Votes for New PM

    Russian lawmakers are set to quickly approve the appointment of a new prime minister Thursday, a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner circle that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.

  • Donald Trump Jan 14

    Russians Hacked Company Key to Ukraine Scandal, Researchers Say

    A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal involving President Donald Trump’s efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden.

  • Vladimir Putin Dec 30, 2019

    Putin Weighs Future Options as He Marks 20 Years in Power

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power, he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions.

  • Russia Dec 11, 2019

    Trump Meets Russian Official as Impeachment Charges Unveiled

    President Donald Trump is meeting with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against him. Democrats claim Trump enlisted Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, including Joe Biden, while temporarily withholding aid from the country, which is fighting Russian aggression. Sergey Lavrov met earlier with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2019

    Russia Probe Was Valid, Not Motivated by Political Bias: Watchdog Report

    The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias despite “serious performance failures” up the bureau’s chain of command, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said in a highly anticipated report Monday. The findings undercut President Donald Trump’s claim that he was the target of a...

  • Ukraine Dec 9, 2019

    Russia, Ukraine to Revive Peace Process, Exchange Prisoners

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia have agreed to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine also agreed to an exchange all prisoners. But the two failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders...

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2019

    ‘All Roads Lead to Putin’: Impeachment Ties Ukraine, Russia

    House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin,” she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president…

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Trump Says Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Then Denies It

    President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Thursday that Russia helped him get elected in 2016, a startling admission the president quickly walked back in comments to reporters. The statement — which Trump tweeted, deleted and reposted Thursday morning — appears to be the first time Trump has said he had help winning the White House. It comes a day after...

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2019

    House Democrats Now Asking Questions About Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has agreed to deliver a classified briefing to U.S. House lawmakers on Thursday on his recent decision to lift sanctions on companies linked to a Russian oligarch and Vladimir Putin ally, marking the start of an aggressive new focus on Mnuchin by newly empowered House Democrats, according to two top Democratic aides. Read More

  • Russia Jan 1, 2019

    Deadline Passes Without Russian Turnover of Data to WADA

    The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab passed Tuesday, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September. WADA’s decision to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency compliant came with the requirement that it turn over data and samples by Dec. 31. But on...

  • The Associated Press Dec 7, 2018

    Russian Rappers, Other Artists Targeted in Crackdown

    When the Russian “dark rave” duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platform. They were asked for their passports, Kostylev was handcuffed and they were whisked away to the local police station. There, the police claimed they’d received an anonymous call...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2018

    Rouda Claims Historic Victory Over Republican Rohrabacher

    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia’s leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California’s Democratic tilt and voters’ distaste for President Donald Trump.

  • Vladimir Putin Sep 22, 2018

    Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzania Ferry; Death Toll Passes 200

    It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded ferry overturned on Thursday in the final stretch before reaching shore, the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2018

    Pence Reminisces About Visiting Troops Abroad With McCain

    Vice President Mike Pence remembers a trip he took abroad with Sen. John McCain, where the senator let Pence off the hook for falling asleep.

  • Russia Aug 21, 2018

    Russia Preparing to Search for Nuclear-Powered Missile Lost at Sea Months Ago After Failed Test: Sources

    A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: Point, Counterpoint on Helsinki Summit, Separated Families

    Seth Meyers invites two of his writers onto the show to examine their opinions on issues like President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and families separated at the border.

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2018

    Sen. Rand Paul Says He Delivered Letter From Trump to Putin

    While in Moscow this week, Sen. Rand Paul delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Paul said Wednesday. NBC News reported that Paul was “honored” to deliver the note, which the White House described as a “letter of introduction” that “mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President Putin.” Paul, a...

  • NBC News Aug 5, 2018

    Russia Tasks Actor Steven Seagal With Improving US Ties

    Russia has appointed actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve Russian-U.S. ties. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on Saturday saying Seagal’s role would be to develop Russian-U.S. relations in the “humanitarian” sphere, including in the fields of culture, art and youth exchanges. The 66-year-old martial arts star — who rose to fame in the 1980’s and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2018

    Donald Trump Open to Moscow Visit if Putin Formally Invites Him

    Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for a fall sit-down.

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