Latest Vladimir Putin News

The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Jul. 17, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on...

The Latest: Story's homer draws NL even in All-Star Game

Jul. 17, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Trevor Story has homered in the seventh inning to draw the National League even 2-2 in the All-Star Game. Story pulled his hands in and ripped an inside fastball from Charlie Morton down the left-field line and into the...

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016...

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

Jul. 17, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign...

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow

Jul. 17, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Donald Trump came home to criticism from left and right after his first summit with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president came home to universal praise. Instead of being portrayed as a duel on the world stage, the summit was viewed in Russia as a meeting of two mighty men who discussed...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and their Hall of Mirrors

Jul. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

Jul. 17, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse, Trump spent Monday cozying up to EU adversary Vladimir Putin in an extraordinary chummy summit with the Russian...

Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House

Jul. 17, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wanted to make an important point. And then the lights went out. Trump was saying Tuesday that he has "full faith" in the U.S. intelligence agencies in the aftermath of his Helsinki news conference when the lights in the White House Cabinet Room dimmed and briefly...

Writer removed from summit event says he only had a question

Jul. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The writer and political activist who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a joint news conference said Tuesday he wasn't trying to protest. Sam Husseini, a contributor to The Nation magazine, told The...

The Latest: Rubio calls Russia 'a threat for years to come'

Jul. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio says he can "guarantee" that the Russians will interfere with the next U.S. election and he's pushing legislation to impose tough sanctions if they do. The Florida...