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December 14, 2017 9:02 PM U.S. jets use warning flares to chase away Russian jets over Syria

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian planes in Syria on Wednesday after the Russians crossed a "deconfliction line," and the U.S. fired chaff and warning flares in a confrontation that lasted 40 minutes, an American military spokesman said Thursday. Russian planes have been breaching U.S./coalition airspace up to eight times a day since 55

December 7, 2017 12:00 AM NHL's Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russian athletes

(Reuters) - Russian Washington Capitals players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will support any of their countrymen who chose compete at the Winter Olympics despite an IOC decision banning Russia from the Games, they said on Wednesday. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced it would bar the Russian team from February’s Games 72

December 2, 2017 3:54 PM Latvia bans Russian judges from military simulation contest

An association of airsoft players in Latvia is expressing outrage after three Russian contest judges were deported before the start of a tournament for teams that use replica weapons and plastic pellets in military simulations. The Latvian Airsoft Players Association said the Open Baltic Airsoft Cup 2017 will be rescheduled after the Russians were banned 57

December 1, 2017 3:43 PM Now That’s a Fashion Statement for the Olympics: “RUSSIANS DID IT!”

Amid doping scandal, the Russian Olympic Committee is touting a line of sportswear that seems to poke fun at the allegations The official Twitter feed of the Russian Olympic Committee is not what you might expect from the social-media account of a national agency. It regularly tweets photos of Russian women athletes in bikinis, and those posts are often 38

November 14, 2017 5:00 PM Jeff Sessions Recalls Meeting With Campaign Adviser on Russia

Attorney general has previously said he knew of no such contacts Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday that he recalls a meeting with a Trump campaign adviser at which the adviser spoke about contacts with Russians, after testifying earlier this year he knew of no such contacts with the campaign. Some Democrats have said newly disclosed interactions 54

November 11, 2017 2:32 PM 'Morning Joe's' Mika and Joe's star-studded engagement party included Trump imitator

A President Trump impersonator crashed "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough's engagement party. (Reuters) “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough’s star-studded engagement party on Thursday included an appearance from a President Trump impersonator. The party, hosted by the MSNBC’s show contributor Steve Rattner 69

November 6, 2017 8:44 PM Gorbachev sees Russian democracy far off: biographer Taubman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated in the West for championing democracy and helping end the Cold War, sees little chance Russia will turn from czarist-reminiscent, strongman government anytime in coming decades, the U.S. author of a new biography said on Monday. Pulitzer Prize-winning William Taubman interviewed 72

November 3, 2017 4:44 PM George Papadopoulos’s European Trek to Trump Campaign

Former campaign adviser raised profile during time at a little-known London consultancy Before George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about contacts with Russians in 2016, he played a starring role in Europe as a foreign-policy surrogate for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He drew headlines in Great Britain for criticizing 53

November 2, 2017 10:15 PM NHL star Alex Ovechkin announces social movement in support of Vladimir Putin

NHL star Alex Ovechkin took to Instagram Thursday to voice his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of next year's election. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin) Ice hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin took to social media Thursday to announce his support of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of next year’s election. The Washington Capitals captain 60

November 2, 2017 3:18 PM Russian Facebook ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide Americans over some of the nation's most sensitive social issues. The ads that emerged, a sampling of the 3,000 that Russians 63