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Jul 29 2014
The European Union ramped up pressure on Russian leader Vladimir Putin by adopting tough new economic sanctions against Russia, as pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine suffered their biggest battlefield setback in months.
The measures, which were prepared in coordination with the United States, include an arms embargo, and a ban on the sale of dual use and sensitive technologies, suchFox News (Online News)
Jul 29 2014
The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
The show of Western solidarity followed a joint video teleconference between President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain, Germany, France and Italy. The West has been moving for several daysFox News (Online News)
Sep 21 2018
A Timeline Showing the Full Scale of Russia’s Unprecedented Interference in the 2016 Election, and Its Aftermath
It’s easy to lose the larger narrative of the Trump-Russia story given the relentless pace and complexity of the news. Stepping back to view the timeline from beginning to end reveals how these parallel threads — contacts, hacking and social media fraud — often crossed during the election. Campaign aides who denied knowledge of Russian contacts were later revealed to have either known aboutNew York Times (News)
Dec 03 2017
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent this summer from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter.New York Times (News)
Sep 08 2016
Donald Trump defended his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin at a forum here Wednesday focused on national security issues, even suggesting that Putin is more worthy of his praise than President Obama.Washington Post
Jul 27 2020
‘Mighty Dragon’ enters mass production
China has announced the beginning of mass production of the J-20B ‘Mighty Dragon’ fifth-generation fighter. The J-20B is an upgrade of the J-20A and adds vectored thrust-engine technology for increased manoeuvrability during air combat within visual range, which is intriguing because it implies that the PLA Air Force still sees ‘dogfighting’ asRealClearPolitics
Jul 16 2017
President Trump already has stockpiled nearly $12 million for his 2020 re-election campaign, but his spending on legal expenses is soaring as his administration deals with a rapidly expanding investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, documents released Saturday afternoon show.USA TODAY
Dec 29 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a cease-fire in the nearly six-year-old conflict in Syria, in a deal hammered out between Russia and Turkey to bring the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and opposition groups into peace talks.Wall Street Journal (News)
Apr 12 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow Wednesday, ending speculation over a potential snub. The meeting came as Russia and the U.S. have traded accusations over their involvement in Syria, Russia's ally that was recently hit by an American missile strike.NPR (Online News)
Jul 12 2017
Donald Trump Jr. on Russia meeting: 'In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently'
Hours after Donald Trump Jr. stunned the political world with emails about his meeting with a Russian lawyer he believed had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the president's son said Tuesday he should have handled things differently, but denied any ill intent.USA TODAY