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US votes for Russia, Iran and N Korea sanctions

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly for new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The vote goes against President Donald Trump’s wishes. Members backed the measure by a margin of 388-2, with support from both Republicans and...
Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has tried to pursue a more conciliatory approach towards Moscow Fresh US sanctions against Russia would seriously harm...

Trump son-in-law: I did not collude with Russia

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has denied colluding with Russia or having “improper contacts” ahead of a hearing. In a written statement before his appearance at a closed-door meeting of a congressional meeting, the senior aide to the US...

Trump hits out against Russia investigation

President Trump has lashed out on Twitter again to complain about the special counsel investigating possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia. Mr Trump, who beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, questioned why his attorney...
China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia 21 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese Type 052D destroyers carry cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes Three Chinese warships are in the Baltic to start China’s first...
Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia has denied claims Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a “secret” meeting at the G20. The Kremlin said both leaders only talked informally over dinner and it was “absolutely absurd” to suggest otherwise. It comes following reports that...
Exxon fined for violating Russia sanctions

Exxon fined for violating Russia sanctions

Exxon Mobil has been fined $ 2m for violating sanctions against Russia while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was its CEO. The US Treasury said the oil company had shown “reckless disregard” for sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in 2014 over...
Three of Trump's allies to testify on Russia

Three of Trump's allies to testify on Russia

President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and former campaign manager will answer questions about the campaign’s alleged links with Russia. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will be the closest allies of the president to be called before...
Russia demands return of property from US

Russia demands return of property from US

Russia is demanding the immediate return of diplomatic properties seized by the Obama administration after claims Moscow hacked the US election. The Kremlin has accused the United States of setting conditions on the return of the compounds in New York and Maryland....
Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Donald Trump’s lawyer has insisted that a meeting between the President’s eldest son and Russian nationals during last year’s election was not illegal. Lawyer Jay Sekulow distanced his client from the June 2016 meeting, saying that the President did...
US still divided over Trump 'links' to Russia

US still divided over Trump 'links' to Russia

There are two alternate realities in America at the moment. Half of the people you speak to think Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are real and worrying. The other half think the media is simply trying to bring him down. In rural Virginia, those who are willing to...
Why is President Trump so soft on Russia?

Why is President Trump so soft on Russia?

Donald Trump’s interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network is the President’s first with an outlet that is not Fox News in more than two months. His last non-Fox interview was with NBC in which he revealed that Russia was a motivation in his decision...
NATO and Russia clash over Baltic Sea intercepts

NATO and Russia clash over Baltic Sea intercepts

NATO ambassadors are urging Russia to fly warplanes more safely over the Baltic Sea following “a series of unsafe intercepts”. The Western alliance claims dangerous pilot manoeuvres have been used during recent incidents, with one official saying...
Trump Jr claims a 'gear change' in Russia scandal

Trump Jr claims a 'gear change' in Russia scandal

Donald Trump Jr was an unwavering champion of his father throughout the 2016 campaign. During that time he had emphatically denied meeting any Russian officials. We now know that wasn’t true. Just before the New York Times was about to publish the email chain,...
Trump Jr emails 'tip of iceberg' over Russia

Trump Jr emails 'tip of iceberg' over Russia

An offer of Russian support to Donald Trump’s campaign is “the tip of the iceberg”, according to a journalist probing the scandal. Emails revealing the US President’s son was offered Russian information to “incriminate” Democratic...

Donald Trump Jr releases Russia meeting emails

Donald Trump Jr has released emails revealing his discussions over an offer of Russian information on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The US president’s eldest son used his Twitter account to publish correspondence about a meeting with a Russian lawyer, which...
Trump Jr releases Russia email chain

Trump Jr releases Russia email chain

Trump Jr releases Russia email chain 11 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Donald Trump Jr releases emails showing he was offered “sensitive” information on Clinton by a Russian national This breaking news story is being updated and more details...
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