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FBI releases documents on former Trump adviser surveillance


WASHINGTON The FBI on Saturday released documents related to the surveillance of former Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page as part of a probe into whether he conspired with the Russian government to undermine the 2016 U.S. election.

Lavrov tells Pompeo: free Russian woman accused in U.S. of espionage

MOSCOW Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.

World, Jul 21 2018

Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

WASHINGTON While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern. | Video

World, United Nations Jul 21 2018

Exclusive: U.S. open to lifting sanctions off aluminum giant Rusal - Mnuchin

SAO PAULO The U.S. Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a U.S. sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday, adding the objective was "not to put Rusal out of business."

Democrats with intel, military backgrounds tout service after Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA officer running in a competitive congressional race in Virginia, is using the outcry over President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to press what she and other Democrats believe will be a powerful campaign theme.

Politics, Election 2016 Jul 21 2018

France sends medical aid to Assad's Syria after deal with Russia

PARIS France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

UNITED NATIONS The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so. | Video

Brexit-backer Arron Banks denies fresh allegation of Russia links

LONDON British businessman Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines, and that the money raised went instead to his campaign to leave the European Union.

World, Jul 20 2018

Russia sends Syrian refugee proposal to U.S. after Trump summit

MOSCOW Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Russian agencies said.

World, Syria Jul 20 2018

Russia's Putin pledges unpopular pension reform plan will be reviewed

KALININGRAD, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a plan to raise the retirement age would be reviewed, signaling a retreat from a reform that is needed to balance state finances but which has hurt his popularity.

World, Jul 20 2018