Vivian Salama, The Associated Press

  • Facade of a government building, White House, Washington DC, USA
    White House fires a top intelligence adviser

    One of President Donald Trump’s top intelligence directors is the latest person to be fired in a string of shake-ups at the White House and National Security Council.

  • In this July 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.(Alex Brandon/AP)
    Trump signs 'seriously flawed' Russia sanctions bill

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions.

  • In this July 25, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
    Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.

  • Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

    President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.

  • US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks

    The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • US warns North Korea that diplomatic window is closing

    The United States warned Wednesday that North Korea was "quickly closing off" the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to its provocations, as the Trump administration launched a government-wide effort to identify options for confronting Pyongyang following its unprecedented intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

  • White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit

    President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday, amid swirling allegations about Moscow's role in the 2016 elections.

  • Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

    President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

  • Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

    President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

  • Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

    President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression.