Francesca Ebel, The Associated Press

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second left, greet each other prior to their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, southern Russia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Pompeo arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
    At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

    Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections.

  • An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (Air Force)
    Taliban: Half of US troops to leave Afghanistan by May 1

    The U.S. has promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April, a Taliban official said Wednesday, but the U.S. military said it has received no orders to begin packing up.