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At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

May. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections. With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and...

The Latest: Kremlin open to any format for Trump meeting

May. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser says the Kremlin is prepared to agree to any format for a meeting of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Yuri Ushakov made the...

Italy explains refusal to recognize Venezuela's Guaido

May. 11, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is explaining its refusal to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president, saying it doesn't want to contribute to any "radicalization" of sides in the political crisis. In a letter Saturday in La Stampa daily, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Italy considers...

Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo's Russia agenda

May. 10, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration's hardline policy on Iran, the State Department said Friday. Pompeo's meeting with Putin and...

Venezuelan FM: Russian military presence could be expanded

May. 6, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister says the country may expand the presence of Russian military specialists there, as Moscow and Washington accuse each other of interfering in the country's crisis. Russia has had deep military cooperation with Venezuela over the years, including supplying weapons...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin on 'no collusion'; economy myths

May. 6, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still pulling numbers out of thin air on the economy. Trump repeatedly asserted that the U.S. economy is perhaps the best "ever" and insisted that last quarter's gross domestic product was the highest in 14 years. Neither claim is true. The president bragged the...

China, climate, Russia to dominate Pompeo Europe tour

May. 5, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is energizing its campaign to counter China's growing global influence as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Europe this week on a four-nation trip that will also highlight disputes with Russia over Venezuela and elsewhere as well as deep U.S. isolation on...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and the no-collusion chorus

May. 4, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "no-collusion" chorus sang loudly this past week, with President Donald Trump in full-throated roar and even Russian President Vladimir Putin chiming in. The upshot: substantial misrepresentations of what the special counsel's Russia investigation actually found. A review of recent...

US still pondering military options in Venezuela

May. 4, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick...

Trump discusses 'Russian Hoax' in long call with Putin

May. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the "Russian Hoax" in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's extensive meddling during the 2016 election campaign. Putin chuckled about...