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Putin Christmas letter to Trump stresses cooperation amid increasing tension

Improving U.S.-Russian relations in 2019 will be vital to ensuring “international security,” Vladimir Putin told President Trump over the weekend in a holiday message that stressed openness and cooperation amid growing tension between the [...]

‘Donald’s Right’: Putin Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday welcomed President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from Syria, calling it “the right decision.” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday that he was ordering the [...]

Michael Cohen conferred with Trump about Putin meeting during election, Mueller says

In a separate Friday filing from special counsel Robert Mueller, Michael Cohen was described as “credible” and having provided “useful” information to authorities. | Richard Drew/AP Photo Mueller Investigation But [...]

Putin Vows to ‘React Accordingly’ if U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The chief of staff of Russia’s military, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, [...]

Trump spoke with Putin at G-20 dinner, Huckabee Sanders confirms

President Donald Trump walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin as they gather for the group photo at the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine

“This is a no-brainer,” said Michael Carpenter, senior director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and a former Pentagon official under Mr. Obama. “It’s all about the political optics in light of the [...]

The Bride Was a Dream in a Dirndl, but Putin Stole the Show

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Vladimir Putin stopped by the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding to wish her well amid criticism from the opposition and abroad. Source: NYT > World

Merkel and Putin: A Long History of Distrust and Reconciliation

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The German chancellor and the Russian president are set to meet on Saturday. Their discussions will be influenced by a long history of alienation and rapprochements. Source: NYT > World

Leaked document: Putin lobbied Trump on arms control

Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian [...]

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow, 2 Days After White House Postponed Summit Plans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Russian president continued to push for a second meeting, saying he was also ready to meet in Washington. Source: NYT > World