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  • Allegations of Russian meddling in last years U.S. elections have alarmed both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who are pushing to extend tough sanctions placed on Russia following its 2014 annexation of Crimea, a peninsula belonging to Ukraine. Lawmakers including Cory Gardner, a Republican senator from Colorado, are also concerned Russia has...

  • Allegations of Russian meddling in last years U.S. elections have alarmed both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who are pushing to extend tough sanctions placed on Russia following its 2014 annexation of Crimea, a peninsula belonging to Ukraine. Lawmakers including Cory Gardner, a Republican senator from Colorado, are also concerned Russia has...

  • Trump will hold separate meetings with various leaders in Hamburg, including host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and a potentially difficult first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House said that in a separate conversation with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Trump "underscored his appreciation for Italys efforts to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs. Exports from the United States would help reduce their dependence on Russia. Increased U.S. gas exports to the region would help...

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs. Exports from the United States would help reduce their dependence on Russia. Increased U.S. gas exports to the region would help...

  • Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls, Matryoshka dolls, depicting US President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen at a gift shop in central Moscow on January 16, 2017

    Since Trump took office, the U.S. and Russia have been on opposing sides over the conflict in Syria, Newsweek reports.

  • *Wants to supply gas in Europe where Gazprom not present. MOSCOW, June 30- Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, wants to supply gas in parts of Europe where Gazprom is not present to avoid the risk of losing those markets to U.S. liquefied natural gas, a Rosneft executive said. It has lost its exclusive rights to ship seaborne LNG overseas to Rosneft...

  • *Wants to supply gas in Europe where Gazprom not present. MOSCOW, June 30- Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, wants to supply gas in parts of Europe where Gazprom is not present- or Moscow risks losing the market to U.S. liquefied natural gas, a Rosneft executive said. It now wants permission to export to the parts of Europe in which Gazprom does not...

  • Trump and Putin set for first meeting next week

    Peter Trubowitz, professor of international relations and director at United States Centre at LSE, explains why the meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be “high risk”.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate resolved a technical issue on Thursday that had stalled a new package of sanctions on Russia but the measure faces opposition in the House that could mean more delays, lawmakers said. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which also includes the Russia sanctions, passed the Senate in a 98-2 vote on June 15.

  • Russia and the United States are also at odds over Ukraine, NATO expansion and the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russia by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- President Donald Trump on Thursday promoted a "golden era" of the U.S. energy business by seeking to assert power abroad through a boost in natural gas, coal and petroleum exports. The United States also will offer to export coal to Ukraine, where energy consumers often have suffered from cuts in natural gas supply by Russia.

  • *Tough talk raises prospect of open clash in Hamburg. In a defiant speech to parliament a week before she will host a summit of the world's top economic powers in Hamburg, the northern port city where she was born, Merkel did not mention Trump by name but said global problems could not be solved with protectionism and isolation. She later met with European G20...

  • Russia and the United States are also at odds over Ukraine, NATO expansion and the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russia by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States...

  • Russia and the United States are also at odds over Ukraine, NATO expansion and the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russia by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate reached an agreement on Thursday to resolve a technical issue stalling a new package of sanctions on Russia, although the measure's fate in the House of Representatives remained uncertain, lawmakers said. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous 98-2 margin on June 15, looking like it might complicate...

  • Russia and the United States are also at odds over Ukraine, NATO expansion and the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russia by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit of world economic powers in Germany next week in their first ever encounter, a top U.S. official said on Thursday. The two nations are also at odds over the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate was near an agreement on Thursday to resolve a technical issue stalling a new package of sanctions on Russia, and possibly clear the way for a vote on the measure in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous 98-2 margin on June 15, looking like it might complicate...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany next week, a senior White House official said on Thursday.