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Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts

Apr. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence that his team uncovered during the Russia probe that shadowed Trump's presidency didn't rise to the level of...

Presidents of Russia, Estonia meet after nearly a decade

Apr. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Estonia held talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade Thursday, a step toward reversing an absence of high-level contacts that Russian President Vladimir Putin described as "not a normal situation." In his opening remarks, Putin told Estonian...

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller's Russia report

Apr. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Robert Mueller's 448-page report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the special counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the...

Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

Apr. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the...

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy's...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia's profile in regional affairs. The Kremlin said in a...

Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

Apr. 18, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin spokesman says a U.S. presidential adviser has traveled to Russia for talks. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Thursday that Fiona Hill, Special Assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump, held talks in Moscow on Wednesday with several Russian officials, including President Vladimir...

The Latest: US sanctions on Venezuelan bank aimed at Maduro

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. says it's imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela. The Trump administration says the bank has been instrumental in propping up the government of Venezuela's president, Nicolas...

Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online

Apr. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As foreign leaders expressed solidarity with France as it mourned the damage at Notre Dame Cathedral, people around the world shared their grief on social media along with unforgettable memories from the Paris landmark. They posted selfies and family photos that were taken at Notre...