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    Why Trump’s solo meeting with Putin was a big no-no
    Jul23

    Why Trump’s solo meeting with Putin was a big no-no

    The latest Washington scandal reads like a 19th century morality tale: The president met with Vladimir Putin by himself! Without his own interpreter! For an unscheduled hour! No one knows what happened! His virtue is forever in question. Talking heads, the tittering class of modern Washington, are apoplectic. As often happens in a moment of...

    Vladimir Putin questions need for online subterfuge
    Jul22

    Vladimir Putin questions need for online subterfuge

    Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned the need for people to use pseudonyms online in a conversation with school children in which he revealed he used the alias “Platov” while training as a KGB agent. Russia is under scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe for alleged clandestine attempts to interfere in elections. But speaking on a live Russian TV...

    Former spy chiefs tear into Trump
    Jul22

    Former spy chiefs tear into Trump

    ASPEN, Colorado — Two former top U.S. intelligence officials tore into President Donald Trump on Friday, saying in sometimes personal terms that Trump has shown disrespect for intelligence officials and a distasteful affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and warning he may be endangering U.S. national security. The two...

    US Army chief presses Russia on military exercises
    Jul19

    US Army chief presses Russia on military exercises

    PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary — As thousands of U.S. troops drilled for a potential land war to protect NATO allies, the commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe urged Russia to be more transparent about its own upcoming major military exercise and ease anxiety by allowing outside observers. The Russian exercise, called Zapad (meaning...

    Moscow spooks return to Hungary, raising NATO hackles
    Jul19

    Moscow spooks return to Hungary, raising NATO hackles

    NATO allies are worried about expanding Russian intelligence operations in Hungary. While Western officials have often criticized the government in Budapest for backsliding on democracy, they’ve tended to praise it for a steadfast commitment to NATO. But officials from allied countries say Russia increasingly sees Hungary as an operational...

    Corker: Russia sanctions could move before August recess
    Jul18

    Corker: Russia sanctions could move before August recess

    The implosion of Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal push could clear space for a bipartisan deal on long-stalled sanctions against Russia to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk as soon as this month, a key GOP chairman said Tuesday. The Russia sanctions package has been mired in the House after passing the Senate with 98 votes,...

    How the Republicans became the party of Putin
    Jul18

    How the Republicans became the party of Putin

    “Would somebody please help me out here: I’m confused,†read the email to me from a conservative Republican activist and donor. “The Russians are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 election by hacking into Dem party servers that were inadequately protected, some being kept in...

    White House leaves door open to U.S.-Russia cyber ‘dialogue’
    Jul15

    White House leaves door open to U.S.-Russia cyber ‘dialogue’

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is still open to a cyber dialogue with Russia — despite having no plans to form the joint U.S.-Russian election security team that President Donald Trump floated to much disbelief last weekend. White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert on Friday tried to dispel the...

    6 takeaways from Trump’s Paris trip
    Jul14

    6 takeaways from Trump’s Paris trip

    PARIS — Donald Trump is so unpopular in Europe that there’s been talk of all-but smuggling him into the U.K. whenever he makes his oft-delayed visit. There was no such problem in Paris, perhaps because Trump simply confirms many long-held French views about Americans. The U.S. president and his French counterpart, Emmanuel...

    Trump dodges on Russia sanctions
    Jul14

    Trump dodges on Russia sanctions

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent mixed signals about U.S. sanctions against Russia in a conversation with reporters released by the White House on Thursday. Trump’s comments came as the House struggles for a way forward on a Russia sanctions bill that cleared the Senate with 98 votes last month. Trump sidestepped a question about whether...

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