The special counsel Robert Mueller dropped a significant revelation in his list of questions for President Donald Trump. According to the list, published this week by The New York Times, Mueller is interested in asking Trump about any efforts by the Trump campaign – including by his former campaign chairman, […]
The White House’s latest public flare-up involves a spat between President Donald Trump and one of his top Cabinet officials on the most hot-button foreign-policy issue facing this administration: Russia. After the president flipped his position on new US sanctions on Russia, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United […]
LONDON – The Russian ruble is down 2.8% against the dollar on Wednesday after President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter. The ruble was already down 1.7% in early European trading but took a leg lower after Trump warned Russia to “Get ready” for engagement in Syria. […]
The US slapped new sanctions Friday on 24 wealthy Russians and government officials, as well as over a dozen Russian-controlled entities. The sanctions cast a wide net by targeting some of the Kremlin’s top allies, and they are likely to anger Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The US sanctions list on […]
The three biggest names on the list of Russian nationals sanctioned by the US on Friday are Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg, and Alexander Torshin. Torshin and Deripaska are known to have been in indirect contact – through their associates – with members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Vekselberg, meanwhile, […]
It is clear to people who have watched his rise that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided the West is his enemy. Now it is time for us to understand him as well as he thinks he understands us. On Friday, under heavy security, some of Putin’s most vocal critics […]
The Trump administration made its boldest move against Russia this week as the diplomatic row between the UK and Moscow deepened following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a Russian dissident living in Britain, and his daughter, both of whom fell victim to a chemical weapon attack on March 4. The […]
The Trump administration took its boldest stance against Russia yet on Thursday by imposing new sanctions on Russian nationals and entities. Though the administration missed a congressionally mandated deadline for imposing the sanctions, experts largely agree that the action is “better late than never.” The sanctions will help the US […]
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that Russia has come “out of hibernation” and poses a stark threat – cyber and otherwise – to the US and its allies. “Thanks to [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, we’ve gotten a wake-up call,” Coats said. Coats joined other intelligence chiefs in […]
In what was perhaps the most momentous week in the Russia investigation so far, headlines were dominated by the release of a highly controversial memo by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The document’s central claim is that the Department of Justice and FBI bypassed proper protocol when they sought […]
Three top Russian intelligence officials travelled to the US last week. Two are barred from entering the US under existing sanctions, but one official’s visit was authorised and cleared by the appropriate agencies, and it’s unclear who authorised the second’s entry. The State Department declined to comment on the specifics […]
The Trump administration indicated on Monday that it would not seek to impose new sanctions against Russian operatives for the country’s meddling in the 2016 US election. President Donald Trump signed into law in August a bill designed to curb billions of dollars in Russian defence sales. The US State […]
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