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Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:36pm

Putin says Trump did not reveal intelligence secrets, offers to hand over meeting transcripts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it. Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:16am

No, Stephen Colbert is not being censored by the FCC for his controversial Trump joke

Despite conflicting reports amid the #FireColbert backlash for a crude joke about President Trump, “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is not being censored by the FCC. During his monologue on Monday night, Colbert made an oral sex joke involving President Donald Trump and Russian...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:27am

NY congressman calls Putin 'thief' for stealing Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring

Tom Brady might have his jersey back, but a New York congressman said it was just the “first step” in getting back another piece of New England Patriots memorabilia: owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, taken by Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2005.Kraft showed off the ring while meeting with...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:57am

Trump is 'naive,' doesn't understand Putin: Russian report

A dossier ordered by the Kremlin on President Donald Trump has called him "naive," saying the billionaire businessman "doesn't understand fully" Russian President Vladimir Putin.The report on Trump's psychological makeupis being prepared for Putin ahead of his first meeting with Trump, the date of...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:33pm

LIVE: Donald Trump's first press conference in 6 months

Facing tough questions, President-elect Donald Trump makes his first appearance in front of the press Wednesday morning since before Election Day.Trump is facing mounting criticism over his cabinet nominations, who are undergoing Senate confirmation hearings over the next week, and a recently...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:29am

Buzzfeed faces media backlash after publishing Trump-Russia claims

BuzzFeed News' decision to publish an "explosive" 35-page dossier alleging Russia's significant involvement in the U.S. election has led to significant backlash against the news organization.Comprised of a series of memos, the dossier that BuzzFeed released Tuesday night contains intelligence-...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:49am

US intel report says Putin directed cyber campaign aimed at helping Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, U.S. intelligence agencies said in an assessment on Friday.Russia's objectives were to undermine public faith in the U.S...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 4:20pm

The President-elect’s New Year’s wish — in 140 characters

Nineteen days before he will be tasked with uniting a divided nation, President-elect Donald Trump issued a New Year’s tweet that is sure to give you the warm and fuzzies.NOT! *Instead, the 45th president of the United States taunted his enemies.Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 2:23pm

US sanctions Russia over election hacking

The Obama administration hit back at Russia Thursday in retaliation for hacking Democratic Party emails aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election.In an executive order, President Barak Obamaejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposed sanctions on five Russian...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 2:24pm

Trump on nuclear weapons tweet: 'Let it be an arms race' - MSNBC

President-elect Donald Trump, asked to clarify his comments about expanding U.S. nuclear weapons capability, said, "Let it be an arms race," and that the United States would win it, MSNBC reported on Friday.Trump had alarmed non-proliferation experts on Thursday with a Twitter post that said the...

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:43am

Time magazine announces finalists for Person of the Year

Time magazine released its shortlist of finalists Monday for 2016's Person of the Year. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton got nods, but so did scientists, technology titans and entertainers.Eleven candidates in all received nominations. The winner is chosen by the publication's editors as the person...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 8:38pm

Putin 'Peacemaker' banner hung from Manhattan Bridge

A banner with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the word "Peacemaker" was unfurled on the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.The Manhattan bridge, right now. (Vladimir Putin, peacemaker???) pic.twitter.com/ri0CIvpTX9— Kathryn Peters (@katyetc) October...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:37am

Lindsay Lohan wants to meet Vladimir Putin

If you want Lindsay Lohan to appear on your talk show, you'd better be willing to cough up some serious cash — and have connections to powerful political figures.The 30-year-old starlet was recently asked to appear on "Pust govoryat," a popular talk show in Russia. The host is looking to interview...

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 9:53pm

VIDEO: New fragrance inspired by Vladimir Putin goes on sale in Russia

A perfume, whose creator says was inspired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has gone on sale in Moscow.The "Leaders Number One" scent, created by Belarussian-born perfumer Vladislav Rekunov, is sold in a black bottle featuring Putin's profile at Moscow's luxury GUM department store as well as...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:29am

Extreme Russian performance artist detained after series of lurid acts

One of Russia's most radical performance artists faces up to three years in jail after setting fire to the main entrance to the headquarters of the FSB security service, the successor to the Soviet-era KGB secret police.Police detained Pyotr Pavlensky in the early hours of Monday morning after he...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:54pm

Russia begins airstrikes in Syria

Russia is now carrying out airstrikes in Syria, U.S. officials said today, just hours after Russian lawmakers voted unanimously to allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin combat operations in support of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, according to an article in the Daily Mail. Sergei...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:33am

Obama conflicts with Putin on first day of new UN session

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin gave conflicting speeches at the start of the United Nations General Assembly, with the Syrian conflict at the heart of the frosty relations. Obama says the U.S. is willing to work with Russia and others to end the fighting but...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:07am

24 dead in Ukraine as Kiev forces and pro-Russia rebels defy ceasefire

Reuters –Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the worst upsurge of fighting in the east of the country in months and the situation remains tense, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday, as pro-Russian rebels also updated their own death toll.Presidential aide Yuri Biryukov reported the Ukrainian...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:01pm

John Kerry to meet Vladimir Putin on first Russia visit for two years

Reuters –U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hopes to explore Russia's willingness to curb its involvement in Ukraine and its support for Syria's president at talks on Tuesday with President Vladimir Putin.Kerry flew to the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the highest-level U.S. visit to Russia in two...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:29am