The Kremlin would be delighted by barriers to all things Western.
President Vladimir V. Putin says “foreign armed forces” will be withdrawn from Syria as part of peace settlement, a possible reference to Iran’s military presence.
Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he saw “no reason to dispute” the findings of the United States’ spy agencies.
Mr. Trump has described the investigation as a politically motivated effort to undermine his presidency. But time and again, agents took steps that ultimately benefited him.
Russia established a physical link to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014, by opening a 12-mile bridge from the mainland.
Veterans of the Cold War say Americans are too complacent about the risk of catastrophe as the number of nuclear hot spots increases.
Mr. Skripal, a former Russian double agent, met secretly with European intelligence officers in the years before he was poisoned in March.
The president’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement opens several weeks in which he will finally put in place the “America First” approach he has long promised.
In a theatrical touch, a televised ceremony began with President Vladimir V. Putin sitting at his desk in the Kremlin, suit jacket over his chair, as if hard at work until moments before.
The Kremlin critic had urged Russians to take to the streets to protest the rule of President Vladimir V. Putin, who begins his fourth term on Monday.
Unlike the United States, Moscow has strong working relationships with nearly everyone.
China, Japan and Russia, which were not part of the summit meeting, acknowledged that most of the hard work still lay ahead.
The West is not in a new Cold War. It’s an old-fashioned fight with China and Russia for power and influence.
From poison to cyberattacks, Moscow has violated countless norms of warfare and sovereignty.
A Moscow judge blocked the messaging app after it refused to give the security services its encryption keys. But the company says they don’t exist.
Cambridge Analytica, a company that developed technology to target voters, has denied having connections to Russia. But evidence suggests otherwise.