US Russia Relations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.