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S.D.A Church has not been banned in Russia
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S.D.A Church has not been banned in Russia

 Leaders in the Euro-Asia Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a church region that includes the Russian Federation, released an official statement last week, as they try to counter false news circulating about the status of the church in that country. The statement, signed by the church regional president M. […]

President Trump has shown himself to be a proponent of do-it-yourself communications, confident in his ability to shape the story. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times
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Trump’s Weary Defenders Face Fresh Worries

WASHINGTON — President Trump began Monday as he has started so many other presidential mornings — by unleashing a blistering Twitter attack on critics who suggested his 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians. By the afternoon the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, had systematically demolished his arguments in […]

Donald J. Trump, a co-owner of the Miss Universe contest at the time, at an after-party for the 2013 pageant in Moscow. He also used the visit to Moscow to discuss development deals. Credit Stoyan Vassev/Reuters
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For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia

It was 2005, and Felix Sater, a Russian immigrant, was back in Moscow pursuing an ambitious plan to build a Trump tower on the site of an old pencil factory along the Moscow River that would offer hotel rooms, condominiums and commercial office space. Letters of intent had been signed […]

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel in 2012. Credit Thomas Peter/Reuters
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Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target

HAMBURG, Germany — It’s no surprise that Russia met President Obama’s expulsion of its diplomats, which he announced Thursday in response to the Kremlin’s efforts to manipulate the 2016 election, with a collective shrug. Moscow seems content to let the clock run out, knowing that on Jan. 20 Mr. Obama […]

A dock at a recreational compound owned by the Russian government near Centreville, Md., on Thursday. Credit Jim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Two Russian Compounds, Caught Up in History’s Echoes

WASHINGTON — A pair of luxurious waterfront compounds outside New York and Washington have for decades been a retreat for Russian diplomats, places to frolic in the water, play tennis and take lengthy steam baths. On Thursday, Obama administration officials described the compounds differently: as beachside spy nests sometimes used […]

The Obama administration was riven for months by an internal debate about how much of its evidence to make public. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times
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Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking

WASHINGTON — President Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services. The administration also penalized four top officers of one of those services, the […]

A Syrian shopkeeper waits for customers next to paintings of of President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah at the Souk Tawil market in Damascus, Syria, in February. Turkey said on Dec. 29, 2016, that Hezbollah, which has sent thousands of fighters to support Assad, should withdraw from Syria. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
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Russia-Turkey cease-fire goes into force in war-ravaged Syria

A cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight Thursday, a potential breakthrough in the six years of fighting that have left more than a quarter-million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis across Europe. If it holds, the truce between the Syrian government […]

Sen. John McCain, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, seen here on Nov. 16, 2016, said the Obama adminstration's sanctions on Russia "are a small price for Russia to pay for its brazen attack on American democracy. We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on Russia." (Michael Reynolds / EPA)
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Republican response to Russia sanctions: Some praise for Obama, some praise for the hackers

President Barack Obama‘s administration’s move to name and sanction more Russians it accused of hacking Democratic campaign organizations had been previewed for days in leaks to reporters. But as they issued statements and appeared on news shows Thursday, Republicans offered a wide range of responses, from praise for the administration […]

Part of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Dec. 30, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not expel American diplomats in retaliation after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference by Russia. (Alexander Nemenov / AFP/Getty Images
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Putin says he won’t expel American diplomats after Obama sanctions Russia over alleged election interference

The United States has unleashed a string of sanctions and ordered expulsion of 35 Russians in retaliation for alleged cyber-meddling against the U.S. election, but President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia won’t oust American diplomats in a retaliation for the move. The diplomatic showdown between Washington and Moscow, which […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting on Sept. 5, 2016, at the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. On Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, The U.S. ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours, a sanction that is aimed to punish an alleged cyberhack into the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. (ALEXEI DRUZHININ/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN / EPA)
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How to be declared ‘persona non grata’ and get yourself kicked out of the United States

In response to Russian hacking of American political organizations, President Barack Obama announced a number of retaliatory actions on Thursday, including the expulsion of nearly three dozen Russian citizens from the United States. “Today the State Department declared 35 Russian government officials from the Russian Embassy in Washington and the […]