Mueller’s investigation is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect him | Max Bergmann and Max Boot

Mueller’s investigation is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect him | Max Bergmann and Max Boot

Mueller is coming. The investigation into Trump campaign coordination with Russia appears to be closing in on the president. The three indictments earlier this month of Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; his deputy, Rick Gates; and foreign policy adviser George...
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Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.

Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.

This jockeying for power is expected to offer all the drama that the March 2018 presidential race sorely lacks. Cloistered, for now, mostly behind the Kremlin walls, the intrigues are expected to burst into public view with increasing frequency as...
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North Korea is ready to open direct talks with US, says Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

North Korea is ready to open direct talks with US, says Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

North Korea is open to direct talks with the US over their nuclear standoff, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who said he passed that message to his counterpart, Rex Tillerson, when the two diplomats met in Vienna...
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Vladimir Putin won’t stop Russian athletes from competing in 2018 Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin won’t stop Russian athletes from competing in 2018 Winter Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they so desired.Story continues below Putin added that Russia accepted some responsibility for the Internati...
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Russian President Putin to seek new six-year term in 2018 elections

Russian President Putin to seek new six-year term in 2018 elections

As it happened: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital Read more A disputed capital: why Jerusalem is so important Read more The ‘French Elvis’: A life in pictures Read more US hit parade: Johnny had it covered… in French Read...
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Kremlin dismisses ban from 2018 Winter Games, to analyze IOC ruling before taking steps

Kremlin dismisses ban from 2018 Winter Games, to analyze IOC ruling before taking steps

MOSCOW – The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee’s ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions regarding the country’s participation, a spokesman for President Vla...
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Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

In Switzerland, Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, apologized “for violations of antidoping rules that were committed in our country,” though Russian officials have been steadfast that the problem was not systemic or sanction...
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IOC to decide on Russian Olympics ban for state-sponsored doping program

IOC to decide on Russian Olympics ban for state-sponsored doping program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.Story continues below The I...
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World Cup draw pits Russia against Saudis in opening game, Putin attends ceremony

World Cup draw pits Russia against Saudis in opening game, Putin attends ceremony

MOSCOW, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Hosts Russia will kick off next year’s World Cup finals versus Saudi Arabia in Moscow and defending champions Germany will start against Mexico after Friday’s draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes. Related posts: FIFA brib...
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Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI as Trump-Russia inquiry takes critical step

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI as Trump-Russia inquiry takes critical step

In a startling breakthrough for prosecutors investigating potential collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump presidential campaign, former national security adviser Michael Flynn announced on Friday that he was cooperating with prosecutors and ready to te...
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World Cup 2018 draw – live!

World Cup 2018 draw – live!

BONG! It’s 3pm GMT, 6pm in Moscow. Showtime. Is it me, or can you tell – if you’re really eagle-eyed, obviously – which ball is Russia’s here? BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) All set ! ⚽️🏆🇧🇪 #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/iygVHOzxYu Dece...
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