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Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

19 Dec 2018

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected the US claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty.

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

19 Dec 2018

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, yesterday after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.

Russia quashes US claims of the former breaching arms treaty

07 Dec 2018

Russia quashes US claims of the former breaching arms treaty

Russia dismissed the United States's claims that the former is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, from which the US is planning to withdraw.

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

29 Nov 2018

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

US President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to "deliberately" lying to Congress about a Russian project by Trump Organization, which has been a focus of Special Counsel Mueller's Trump-Russia probe.

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

23 Oct 2018

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser has met with Russia's Defense Minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

05 Oct 2018

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

On Thursday, two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut - Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos - returned to Earth from the International Space Station, wrapping up a 197-day-long mission.

Russian lawyer meeting: Trump ties himself up in knots

06 Aug 2018

Russian lawyer meeting: Trump ties himself up in knots

US President Donald Trump has landed himself in a PR fiasco with his latest statement on a June'16 meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer.

US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

02 Aug 2018

US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

The US Congress has cleared a $716bn defense bill that will exempt particular countries, including India, from sanctions for dealing with Russia.

Trump-Putin to meet next year, after Moscow interference "witch-hunt" over

26 Jul 2018

Trump-Putin to meet next year, after Moscow interference "witch-hunt" over

US President Donald Trump believes he should not meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin till the "witch hunt" over Moscow's alleged interference in American elections concludes, and thus their next bilateral meeting would take place next year, his national security adviser John Bolton said today.

'I gave up nothing,' says Trump over meeting with Putin

24 Jul 2018

'I gave up nothing,' says Trump over meeting with Putin

US President Donald Trump yesterday said he had given up "nothing" during his summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, following a week of withering, bipartisan criticism over his handling of the meeting.

Had a very, very good meeting with Putin: Trump

18 Jul 2018

Had a very, very good meeting with Putin: Trump

US President Donald Trump said he had a very good meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, during which they discussed a wide range of bilateral and global issues.

Mueller-probe shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations: Putin

17 Jul 2018

Mueller-probe shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the probe by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations.

Trump put to test over his 'friendship' moves with Russia

16 Jul 2018

Trump put to test over his 'friendship' moves with Russia

After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet today in Finland's capital Helsinki to put to the test the US President's ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

28 Jun 2018

Most likely to meet Putin in Europe next month: Trump

US President Donald Trump today said he is "most likely" to hold a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Europe next month.

Syria conflict: Donald Trump threatens Russia with strikes

12 Apr 2018

Syria conflict: Donald Trump threatens Russia with strikes

Responding to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus on Saturday, US President Donald Trump has threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

12 Jan 2018

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

In a new development, the Washington DC City Council has unanimously voted to rename the street which houses the Russian embassy after slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

Russia investigation: Trump could be moving towards impeachment territory

06 Dec 2017

Russia investigation: Trump could be moving towards impeachment territory

US President Donald Trump recently admitted in a tweet that he was aware that his former NSA Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI, prompting him to fire him.

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in 1-hour phone conversation

23 Nov 2017

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in 1-hour phone conversation

Unlike previous US Presidents, Donald Trump has publicly expressed his appreciation and admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

15 Nov 2017

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

US media is currently rife with reports on President Donald Trump's alleged connections to the Kremlin.

Trump and Putin hit it off at APEC summit

12 Nov 2017

Trump and Putin hit it off at APEC summit

US President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

11 Nov 2017

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.

#ParadisePapers: Massive leak reveals US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross's Russia-ties

06 Nov 2017

#ParadisePapers: Massive leak reveals US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross's Russia-ties

A recent massive corporate information leak termed "Paradise Papers" has exposed US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross's business ties to Russia.

Russia investigation: Mueller orders arrest of Trump's former campaign manager

30 Oct 2017

Russia investigation: Mueller orders arrest of Trump's former campaign manager

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has reportedly been asked to surrender along with former business partner Rick Gates in the Russia election probe.

Reports: First charges filed in Trump-Russia investigation, arrests imminent

28 Oct 2017

Reports: First charges filed in Trump-Russia investigation, arrests imminent

On 28th Oct, an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election were filed.

After Trump, Hillary Clinton, Obama being investigated for Russia ties

25 Oct 2017

After Trump, Hillary Clinton, Obama being investigated for Russia ties

Republican committees have started parallel inquiries into former US President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Hilary Clinton.

Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria

11 Oct 2017

Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of "pretending" to fight ISIS and of deliberately cutting down on its airstrikes in Iraq to allow the outfit's fighters to cross into Syria to push back the advancing Russian-backed Syrian army.

Russia-US to build first-ever space station orbiting Moon

28 Sep 2017

Russia-US to build first-ever space station orbiting Moon

Russia and the US have agreed to cooperate on a programme to build the first-ever space station orbiting the Earth's Moon.

Putin: Trump is "not my bride, I'm not his groom"

06 Sep 2017

Putin: Trump is "not my bride, I'm not his groom"

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed his humorous side during a news conference in China.

US orders Russia to shut consulate, two annexes

01 Sep 2017

US orders Russia to shut consulate, two annexes

The diplomatic tit-for-tat between America and Russia isn't ending anytime soon.

Did Trump just thank Putin for taking away American jobs?

11 Aug 2017

Did Trump just thank Putin for taking away American jobs?

In a somewhat bizarre move, US President Donald Trump appears to have thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for taking away American jobs.

US special counsel Mueller assembles grand jury over Russia probe

04 Aug 2017

US special counsel Mueller assembles grand jury over Russia probe

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russia's election interference, has reportedly assembled a grand jury.

Russia says US sanctions law equivalent to 'trade war' declaration

03 Aug 2017

Russia says US sanctions law equivalent to 'trade war' declaration

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said the latest sanctions imposed by America on it are equivalent to a declaration of a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow.

Trump gives up, signs Russia sanctions bill, mulls China sanctions

03 Aug 2017

Trump gives up, signs Russia sanctions bill, mulls China sanctions

President Trump has signed the legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea for violating international norms.

Putin responds to US sanctions, expels 755 American diplomatic staff

31 Jul 2017

Putin responds to US sanctions, expels 755 American diplomatic staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has retaliated against fresh US sanctions by announcing that 755 staff members must quit US diplomatic missions by September 1.

US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, will Trump veto it?

28 Jul 2017

US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, will Trump veto it?

The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of constituting new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Defying Trump, US House votes to intensify sanctions on Russia

26 Jul 2017

Defying Trump, US House votes to intensify sanctions on Russia

On July 26, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Russian lobbyist attended meeting with Trump Jr.

15 Jul 2017

Russian lobbyist attended meeting with Trump Jr.

Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Soviet counter-intelligence official, now a lobbyist, has confirmed that he met President Donald Trump's son and senior aides last year.

G20 Summit: Trump meets Putin amid tensed relations, discusses hacking-scandal

08 Jul 2017

G20 Summit: Trump meets Putin amid tensed relations, discusses hacking-scandal

US President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was possibly the most anticipated points of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

US Senate passes bill preventing Trump from removing Russia sanctions

16 Jun 2017

US Senate passes bill preventing Trump from removing Russia sanctions

The US Senate has voted 97-2 to pass legislation proposing new sanctions on Russia.

Trump defends Kushner over allegations of Russia communication

29 May 2017

Trump defends Kushner over allegations of Russia communication

President Donald Trump came out in support of his son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, following reports that he had tried setting up secret back-channels for communication with Russia.