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      Russia’s nuclear brinksmanship alarms national security experts
      Oct17

      Russia’s nuclear brinksmanship alarms national security experts

      Over the course of the last century, the United States and Russia have often had a contentious and problematic relationship. In particular, the global superpowers have waged a more or less constant struggle over their global spheres of influence since the end of World War II. However, since the dawn of the nuclear age, the two powers have...

      Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with U.S.; State Dept. suspends bilateral contacts with Russia over Syria
      Oct03

      Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with U.S.; State Dept. suspends bilateral contacts with Russia over Syria

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, once a symbol of U.S.-Russian rapprochement that has fallen apart amid tensions over Ukraine, Syria and other disputes. Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a reserve for wild horses near the Urals city of...

      Obama, in Final U.N. Speech, Calls for World ‘Course Correction’
      Sep20

      Obama, in Final U.N. Speech, Calls for World ‘Course Correction’

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a “course correction” for globalization to ensure that nations don’t retreat into a more sharply divided world. Obama, in his final speech...

      Clinton on Combatting Terrorism: ‘I Know How to Do This’
      Sep19

      Clinton on Combatting Terrorism: ‘I Know How to Do This’

      WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton cast herself Monday as the most qualified to combat terrorism in the U.S. after a weekend of violent attacks in three states. Going after rival Donald Trump, she argued that his anti-Muslim rhetoric is helping Islamic militants, including ISIS, recruit new fighters. The Democratic presidential candidate...

      Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Unpatriotic’ Praise of Vladimir Putin
      Sep08

      Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Unpatriotic’ Praise of Vladimir Putin

      Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton publicly condemned her Republican rival, Donald Trump, over his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin during Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on NBC News. “Last night was yet another test, and Donald Trump failed yet again,” Clinton said during remarks at a press conference Thursday...

      Amid Struggle to Strike Big Syria Deal, Obama and Putin Meet Face-to-Face
      Sep05

      Amid Struggle to Strike Big Syria Deal, Obama and Putin Meet Face-to-Face

      HANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. and Russia have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged leaders are challenged by “gaps of trust” between the rival powers. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern...

      Ukraine Journalist and ‘Personal Enemy’ of Vladimir Putin Found Dead Hours After 54th Birthday
      Aug29

      Ukraine Journalist and ‘Personal Enemy’ of Vladimir Putin Found Dead Hours After 54th Birthday

      A Ukrainian journalist who reportedly considered himself a “personal enemy” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, the day after he had celebrated his 54th birthday. The Kyiv Operatyvny reported Alexander Shchetinin was found dead on his Kiev apartment balcony by friends who had come to congratulate him....

      Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe
      Aug20

      Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe

      Prosecutors at the FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the work of Paul Manafort’s firm as part of a probe into possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, according to a new report. The wide-ranging investigation, detailed by CNN, is looking into whether U.S. companies and the...

      Emails Suggest Trump Advisers Waged Pro-Russian Covert Campaign
      Aug19

      Emails Suggest Trump Advisers Waged Pro-Russian Covert Campaign

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort...

      Trump to Announce ‘Foreign Policy Realism’ in Monday Speech
      Aug15

      Trump to Announce ‘Foreign Policy Realism’ in Monday Speech

      JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as “foreign policy realism” focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations. In a speech Monday in Ohio, Trump will argue that the United States needs to work with anyone who...