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Russia casts action movie star Steven Seagal as special envoy to US

Russia casts action movie star Steven Seagal as special envoy to US

The star of 'Above the Law' and 'Out for Justice' will help to 'facilitate relations between Russia and the US in the humanitarian field".

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Russia is 'keyboard click' from major election hack: US intel head
USA

Russia is 'keyboard click' from major election hack: US intel head

Russian efforts to interfere in upcoming US midterm elections have yet to reach the intensity of the Kremlin's campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential vote.

Democrat vulnerable in reelection bid, targeted by Russian hackers

Democrat vulnerable in reelection bid, targeted by Russian hackers

US Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri was targeted by Russian government hackers who sought but failed to compromise her Senate computer network.

  • by Ellen Nakashima
No invite for Putin to address Congress say wary Republicans

No invite for Putin to address Congress say wary Republicans

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepts Trump's invitation to come to Washington.

  • by Susan Cornwell and Amanda Becker
'I felt I was to blame': Novichok victim gave partner poison bottle as a gift

'I felt I was to blame': Novichok victim gave partner poison bottle as a gift

British Novichok nerve agent survivor Charles Rowley said he found the bottle of what he thought was perfume, which killed his partner.

MH17 father's emotional letter read to Mike Pompeo
Donald Trump

MH17 father's emotional letter read to Mike Pompeo

A letter from victims' family was read by a reporter to Pompeo at a press conference on Tuesday in California.

  • by Matthew Knott
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Russia launches threats against Australia based on embarrassing mistake
Vladimir Putin

Russia launches threats against Australia based on embarrassing mistake

Moscow has launched an extraordinary series of threats against Australia based on non-existent investigation of Russia Today.

  • by David Wroe
Trump invited Putin to Washington for summit: White House
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Donald Trump

Trump invited Putin to Washington for summit: White House

President Donald Trump invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the northern autumn.

Despite summit criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting
Vladimir Putin

Despite summit criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

In Moscow, Putin said "powerful" US forces were trying to sabotage the summit's achievements.

  • by Doina Chiacu
'Absurd' Putin ploy for Kremlin critic splits White House, diplomats

'Absurd' Putin ploy for Kremlin critic splits White House, diplomats

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's specious offer.

UK couple poisoned with nerve-agent after handling contaminated item
UK

UK couple poisoned with nerve-agent after handling contaminated item

UK couple Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess fell critically ill after handling an item contaminated with Novichok, police say.