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Clinton plays blame game in new book

Hillary Clinton takes responsibility for her devastating loss to Donald Trump in her tell-all book about the 2016 presidential race, but she also blames Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin and others, published excerpts show.

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow's drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday «overwhelmingly» rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

Tensions stoked up in the Balkans

The devastating wars in the Balkans ended almost two decades ago but tensions have spiked throughout the region, where a battle for influence is playing out between Russia and the West.

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.

Outgoing CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words

Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn't understand the challenges posed by Russia.

Trump angrily rejects «phony» Russia dossier claims

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday berated the media and US intelligence agencies as he denied explosive allegations about his ties with Russia -- while admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election.

The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know

An explosive -- and unsubstantiated -- political research report on Donald Trump's links to Russia claims that Moscow holds deeply compromising information on the incoming US president.

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, Trump applauds

President-elect Donald Trump praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election.

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Russia, the black box of the Tupolev brought to the surface

The discovery of the black box took place at 1,600 meters from the shore, at a depth of 17 meters. The box, immersed in water so that the air does not deteriorate the recorded material, will reach the Central Institute of Lyubertsy research center of excellence in the South East suburbs of Moscow.

Trump defends diplomat pick Tillerson against critics

Donald Trump defended his nomination of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as America's next secretary of state, dismissing concerns about the oilman's ties to Russia and saying US foreign policy needed a new direction.

Congress, at odds with Trump, eyes Russia hack probe

Leading senators supported a congressional investigation on Monday into US intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election, putting top Republicans on a collision course with incoming president Donald Trump.

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