Trump blames U.S. intelligence for 'phony' Russia dossier

/ Jan 12, 2017

Trump blames U.S. intelligence for 'phony' Russia dossier

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday angrily denounced the publishing of claims he had been caught in a compromising position in Russia and attacked U.S. intelligence agencies over the leak of the information. “I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any ...

Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton: U.S. intelligence report

/ Jan 7, 2017

Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton: U.S. intelligence report

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America’s presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, U.S. intelligence agencies declared Friday in the government’s first formal allegation supporting claims that Trump and his supporters have staunchly resisted. The intelligence ...

Trump selects Tillerson for State, dismissing Russia ties

/ Dec 13, 2016

Trump selects Tillerson for State, dismissing Russia ties

President-elect Donald Trump planed on Tuesday to nominate Exxon Mobil Corp. chief Rex Tillerson for U.S. secretary of state, setting off a confirmation fight that puts the oilman’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin — and Trump’s own — in the spotlight. The nomination ...

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

Jan 26, 2016

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

A senior U.S. Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC program that aired Monday. The U.S. government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not ...

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

Jan 3, 2016

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the West have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” ...

NATO backs Turkey as U.S. says errant Russian missiles hit Iran

Oct 9, 2015

NATO backs Turkey as U.S. says errant Russian missiles hit Iran

NATO is prepared to step up support for Turkey and warned Russia against escalating its campaign in neighboring Syria, as U.S. officials said some Russian missiles intended to hit Syrian rebels fell short, landing in Iran. The events on Thursday underscored the worsening of ...