Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’

VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting […]

Trump says US not going to get involved in Syria

VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to get involved in Syria but that he had to act because of chemical attacks there. His comments, aired Wednesday on Fox Business News, come less than a week after Trump ordered a retaliatory strike on Syria based on […]

The Latest: Russia says it wants ‘productive talks’ with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. meetings with world leaders on the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria (all times local): 7 a.m. Russia’s foreign ministry says it hopes for “productive talks” with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as Tillerson heads to Moscow in his first visit to Russia as the top U.S. […]

US strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia

ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week’s chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as “aggression” and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syria’s congested […]

Tillerson says Russia has ‘failed’ in Syria; United States sends cruise missiles into Syrian air base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. missile attack on Syria (all times EDT): 10:30 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia has “failed” in its responsibility to deliver on a 2013 commitment to secure Syria’s chemical weapons. Tillerson briefed reporters shortly after the U.S. launched cruise missiles against a Syrian air base […]

US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and that the actions of the Kremlin will be addressed after the investigations are completed. “We don’t want any country involved in our elections, ever,” Nikki Haley said in an interview aired Sunday […]

Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there was lingerie model Anna Chapman and her band of “Illegals” — Russian spies who assumed false identities and lived as deep-cover agents in middle-class America. […]

Spicer says Sessions was ‘100 percent straight’ 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 11:55 a.m. White House spokesman Sean Spicer is defending Attorney General Jeff Sessions — saying that Sessions was “100 percent straight” about his contacts with Russia during his Senate confirmation hearings. Top Democrats are demanding that Sessions […]

Pence: US will hold Russia accountable, stands with NATO 

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought Saturday to calm jittery partners by declaring that the United States, under President Donald Trump, would “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, the post-World War II military alliance Trump once dismissed as “obsolete.” In his overseas debut as vice […]