Tag Archives: Russia

Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions

Russia is pressing demands that the US give it access to two diplomatic compounds seized in the US last year. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was unacceptable to set preconditions for returning the properties. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the move as “daylight robbery”. In December the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut the compounds over suspicions of meddling in US elections. Russian and US officials are due to discuss the issue later on Monday. US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon is hosting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei ...

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Trump Russia claims: Mood in the White House is 'fantastic'

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is “fantastic” despite intense scrutiny of his campaign’s alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was “functioning beautifully”. The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media describe the White House as being in chaos over the story, with a Trump ally calling it a “Category 5 hurricane”, the Washington Post said. Donald Trump Jr met Natalia Veselnitskaya believing she ...

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Trump defends 'innocent' son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Donald Trump has defended his son over a meeting with a Russian lawyer during his presidential campaign, calling him “open, transparent and innocent”. He tweeted hours after Donald Trump Jr spoke to Fox News about the meeting he was told would offer Kremlin-linked information about Hillary Clinton. Critics accuse Mr Trump Jr of intent to collude with the Russians, and believe he may have broken federal laws. Mr Trump Jr told Fox News the meeting was “such a nothing”. However, he accepted he should have handled it differently. Earlier in ...

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Trump 'didn't know about son's Russia meeting'

US President Donald Trump’s son has said he did not tell his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer who said she could help his election campaign. Donald Trump Jr told Fox News the meeting was “just a nothing” but he should have handled it differently. He released emails showing he welcomed an offer to meet the lawyer, who was allegedly linked to the Kremlin and had material damaging to Hillary Clinton. US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election. Since he was elected, President Trump ...

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Donald Trump Jr emails show Russia communication

US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain showing he was keen to accept “sensitive” information on Hillary Clinton from a Russian national. Publicist Rob Goldstone tells Donald Trump Jr that there is information that is “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump”. Mr Trump Jr replies: “If it’s what you say, I love it.” US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election. It appears to be the first confirmation that a Trump associate attended a meeting in the expectation of being ...

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Donald Trump Jr 'met Russia lawyer for Clinton information'

US President Donald Trump’s son agreed to meet a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer last year after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports. Donald Trump Jr said he met Natalia Veselnitskaya but that “no meaningful information” on Mrs Clinton was shared. Also at the meeting was the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign head Paul J Manafort. US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The FBI and Congress are both looking at whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the alleged Kremlin plot. ...

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Syria crisis: US, Russia and Jordan agree ceasefire deal

The US, Russia and Jordan have agreed to put in place a ceasefire across south-western Syria, which is due to begin on Sunday. Jordan has said it will take place along a line agreed by both Syrian government forces and rebels. The ceasefire was announced after the US and Russians leader met in person for the first time. During their meeting Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed a wide range of topics – including the war in Syria. Their face to face was held on the sidelines of the G20 ...

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Trump tells Russia to stop 'destabilising' Ukraine

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine and other countries and end support for “hostile regimes” such as those in Syria and Iran. Speaking in the Polish capital Warsaw, Mr Trump urged Russia to “join the community of responsible nations”. The Kremlin rejected his comments. The US leader has travelled to Hamburg for the G20 summit, where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time. In Warsaw, Mr Trump addressed a large, cheering crowd from ...

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North Korea missile test: Russia and China urge freeze in launches

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia and China have urged North Korea to “freeze” its missile and nuclear programmes after it claimed to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. Both countries also called for a simultaneous suspension of US-South Korea large-scale military exercises. North Korea said its missile could hit anywhere in the world. But while Pyongyang appears to have made progress, experts believe the device cannot accurately hit a target. Despite the North Korean claim, both the US and Russia said the missile presented no ...

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and “did nothing”. His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President Vladimir Putin’s “direct involvement”. The alleged meddling is the subject of high-level investigations in the US. President Putin has repeatedly denied any Russian interference into the presidential election. The Washington Post ...

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