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Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear “button.”

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p>In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said in …

Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

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p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s …

Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Dressed in blazers and collared shirts, leaders of Colombia’s once largest guerrilla army made their first appearance at a new special peace tribunal Friday to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict.

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p>”I’m here at your disposition,” said Rodrigo Londono, looking …

Sessions asked to probe claims of Russian hackers harassing U.S. military families

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked in a letter released Friday to investigate claims that Russian state-sponsored hackers masqueraded as Islamic State terrorists to harass the relatives of U.S. military personnel.

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p>Sens. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, and Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, wrote Mr. Sessions this week regarding a May 2018 …

Moscow now accused of US election meddling, in indictment

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p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releasing tens of thousands of stolen and politically damaging communications, in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a grand jury indictment announced days before …

After Putin meeting, Iranian says Tehran in Syria to stay

A top foreign policy adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei said Friday after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iranian forces will remain in Syria despite protests from Israel and the Trump administration.

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p>Speculation has been building that Mr. Putin and President Trump may be preparing …

ACLU objects to U.S. citizen captured on battlefield to be returned to Syria

The ACLU and the Trump administration are now haggling over where to release a U.S. citizen in the Middle East after the government finally declined to label him an enemy combatant.

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p>Government lawyers say the man, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, was captured on a battlefield …

Kremlin denied US election meddling just before indictments

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin firmly denied meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Friday just hours before a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted for alleged election-related hacking, a development that could cloud the upcoming U.S.-Russian summit.

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p>Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign affairs adviser reaffirmed Moscow’s insistence that …

The Latest: McCain calls on Trump to confront Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says President Donald Trump must be willing to confront Russia’s Vladimir Putin during their summit Monday in Helsinki.

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p>McCain says that if …

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