Tag: Russia

Trump ISIS Leak to Russia Could End Israel-U.S. Intelligence Sharing

President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose highly classified information to Russia, which Israel reportedly provided to Washington, has put the intelligence services “in crisis,” according to a former senior Israeli intelligence official and recruiter of assets for Israel’s Shin Bet security service. As Washington’s key Middle East ally and partner on counter-terrorism, Israel has a […]

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Two U.S. officials […]

Donald Trump says he ‘can’t imagine Russia is pleased’ as North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test as it landed closer to Russia than Japan. North Korea’s ballistic missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said. “With the missile impacting […]

Trump, after meeting Russian FM, says ‘horrible killing in Syria must stop’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met first with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before making his way to meet Trump. US President Donald Trump met on Wednesday with Russia’s top diplomat in the new administration’s highest profile meeting since it assumed the White House in January. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on his first […]

Trump denies collusion with Russia in first interview since firing Comey

President Donald Trump denied on Thursday that he colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, in his strongest denouncement yet of the topic that has hounded his presidency. “There’s no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians,” Trump said in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt. The interview was Trump’s first since he […]

Russian fighter jet flies close to US Navy aircraft, official says

An armed Russian fighter jet flew alarmingly close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in the Black Sea on Tuesday —  just one day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington. The Russian jet came as close as 20 feet to the American aircraft and remained that close for five minutes, a U.S. defense […]

Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy

Russia’s top diplomat met President Donald Trump on Wednesday and praised the U.S. administration as problem solvers, just as the White House drew criticism over the firing of the FBI director who was leading a probe into Moscow’s alleged interference in U.S. politics. The talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were the highest-level public contact […]

Trump Russia meeting: Lavrov praises Trump and Tillerson after talks

Moscow and Washington are looking to “remove all the barriers” to having a better relationship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said following talks at the White House. Mr Lavrov met with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday. Improved relations and the war in Syria apparently dominated the agenda. But […]

NSA chief explains ‘discrepancy’ over claim that Russia sought to boost Trump

NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers cast a dash of doubt Tuesday on the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia-tied hackers sought to help Donald Trump in the 2016 election, explaining for the first time in public testimony why his agency had only “moderate confidence” in that judgment. Testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Rogers […]

Syria safe zones on hold amid concern over how deal will be enforced

Russian-backed plans for de-escalation zones in Syria are on hold as the US, France and the UK seek further detail on how exactly the agreement will be enforced. The deal, jointly signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Kazakhstan last week, agreed the establishment of four zones intended to halt conflict between government forces and […]