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Obama administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Putin

"It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend," the former senior Obama administration official told the Post, according to CNN. "I feel like we sort of choked." The Post report details how the CIA's assessment that Putin

Russian police detain Putin critic Navalny ahead of Moscow protest

Russian police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday as he tried to leave his home ahead of a planned anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow, his wife said, but she called for the demonstration to go ahead all the same, according to

Russian Oligarch Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Cooperate With Congress

According to New York Times, Mr. Deripaska, an aluminum magnate who is a member of the inner circle of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, recently offered to cooperate with congressional intelligence committees in exchange for a grant of full immunity,

Reuters: Putin’s ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business

The building was renovated with help from associates of Putin, and the rental income is paid to a private company owned by a person whose name is the same as the maiden name of Putin's former wife, corporate records show, according to

Kremlin says may retaliate against U.S. over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Moscow is also waiting for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized in the United States during the same espionage scandal, Yuri Ushakov, a Kremlin foreign policy aide, said, according to Reuters. "We are waiting for the return of Russian diplomatic property

Reuters: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election

They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which

US Envoy: No political solution in Syria with Assad in power

"There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime," Haley told "State of the Union" anchor Jake Tapper on CNN. "It just -- if you look at his

Kremlin reaction: US-Russia flights safety memorandum in Syria suspended

Russia suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Friday, Joinfo.com reports with

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel – report

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump,

Is Russia Getting Ready to Invade Ukraine Again?

As Stephen Blank writes for Atlantic Council, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising manpower by only 10,000 men. This suggests the possibility that Russia may aim to wage protracted large-scale war using the Soviet model,