Russia

The StingRay II, a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office via AP, file
March 20, 2019 - 6:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room...
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Michael Cohen
Mary Altaffer/AP, file
March 19, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with local residents and veterans at the historical memorial the Malakhov Kurgan (Malakoff redoubt) in Sevastopol, Crimea, Monday, March 18, 2019.
Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
March 18, 2019 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula. Putin on Monday attended the launch of new power plants in Crimea, part of Moscow's efforts to upgrade the region's infrastructure...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-12 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station.
Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 9:52 pm
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three astronauts. This time, the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along...
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People collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 7:28 am
By Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller's investigation into possible...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during the opening ceremony for the 29th Winter Universiade games at the Platinum Arena in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP
March 04, 2019 - 3:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin suspended Russia's participation in a nuclear arms treaty the Trump administration already decided to leave, alleging Monday that Washington and not Moscow was in violation of the 1987 pact. In a decree, Putin suspended Russia's obligations under the terms of...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
February 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president's former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and who lied throughout the 2016 election campaign about his business interests...
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William Barr
Hannah Gaber/USA Today Network
February 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and Katelyn Polantz (CNN) — Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo
February 20, 2019 - 10:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn't say what specific...
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