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      Kremlin: no Ukraine ‘deal’ with US possible
      Feb09

      Kremlin: no Ukraine ‘deal’ with US possible

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman is rejecting suggestions that the Kremlin and the Trump Administration may try to negotiate a deal over the war in eastern Ukraine. Last week saw a surge in fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels. The fighting, which killed more than 30 people, came...

      GOP, Dem senators want congressional say on Russia sanctions
      Feb08

      GOP, Dem senators want congressional say on Russia sanctions

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators wants President Donald Trump to get approval from Congress before easing U.S. sanctions against Russia. Their legislation, dubbed the Russia Sanctions Review Act, is the latest salvo in an increasingly heated debate over Trump’s desire to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir...

      7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters
      Feb08

      7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters

      WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Russian embassy in Nigeria says seven Russian sailors and a Ukrainian have been kidnapped from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters. It comes less than three months after three Russians were taken hostage off a ship in Nigerian waters and later freed. Ship hijackings and crew kidnappings are common off Nigeria’s...

      Russia deploys air defense missiles for massive drills
      Feb08

      Russia deploys air defense missiles for massive drills

      MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills, to practice response to an air attack. The Defense Ministry said S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems were involved in the drills Wednesday. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told foreign military attaches that the...

      Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
      Feb07

      Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

      MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting what he described as a “genocide” underway at the hands of the group. The president did not immediately offer evidence...

      Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
      Feb07

      Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the drills launched Tuesday will check the air force’s readiness and its ability to repel an enemy aggression. Shoigu told military officials that special...

      Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
      Feb07

      Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the drills launched Tuesday will check the air force’s readiness and its ability to repel an enemy aggression. Shoigu told military officials that special...

      Putin, Merkel call for cease-fire in eastern Ukraine
      Feb07

      Putin, Merkel call for cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels to cease fire in eastern Ukraine. In their first phone call since a flare-up in hostilities in the east which killed more than 33 people last week, Putin and Merkel on Tuesday expressed concern over heavy...

      US spy alliances may be tested by unpredictable Trump
      Feb06

      US spy alliances may be tested by unpredictable Trump

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper longstanding U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or getting angry with friendly leaders. Veteran spies say intelligence...

      Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances
      Feb05

      Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper long-standing U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or getting angry with friendly leaders. Veteran spies say intelligence...