The German chancellor will meet with the Russian president as their countries seek to cooperate on issues like Syria and a shared gas pipeline.
Voters will have to make up their own minds about how the puzzle pieces fit together.
President Vladimir V. Putin has nimbly exploited differences between Washington and its allies, but he has yet to translate that into fewer sanctions against Russia.
The five states with shorelines on the Caspian Sea agreed on a formula to divide up the world’s largest inland body of water, potentially clearing the way for oil and gas development.
The president holds chummy meetings with Vladimir Putin, while his administration imposes new sanctions.
A transcript of “that” meeting with the Russians surfaces — and a controversy is settled.
The architects behind New York’s High Line have created a new urban space that reflects the diversity of Russia’s regional landscapes.
A South Korean agency said three companies violated sanctions by bringing more than 30,000 tons of North Korean coal into the South, falsely identifying it as Russian.
John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, pushed NATO ambassadors to finish a critical policy document before the alliance’s summit meeting last month so the president could not reject it.
A Russian aluminum giant got a break that had eluded most others. Then it unraveled after Commerce officials realized it had been granted in error.
Moscow’s financial markets were in turmoil after the United States announced the measures it would take in response to the use of a rare nerve agent.
A long-running experiment provides clues to genes that influence friendliness to humans.
The sanctions are part of anti-Russian efforts by the United States, even as President Trump works to forge warmer ties.
An unpopular plan to raise retirement ages has created a rift in United Russia, usually known for its lock step unity.
One of the two pillars of the West is in jeopardy.
Moscow says three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic by robbers, but others believe they were targeted for investigating mercenaries with links to the Kremlin.
With Turkish-American relations souring, the focus should be on freeing imprisoned American citizens and the Turkish staff of the United States Embassy.
Thanks to Trump, Democrats have a shot in Orange County.
America needs a new model of campaign finance not to supplant the political marketplace but to correct for its inadequacies.
While American intelligence officials describe Russia as a threat and many lawmakers call for a harder line, Senator Rand Paul has become a leading voice for warmer ties.
Kristin M. Davis, a former procuress, is likely to be asked about her long friendship with Roger J. Stone Jr., a political adviser to President Trump.
Russian officials said the action star’s new role would include promoting cooperation in culture, arts and youth exchanges. The position is unpaid.
A Rockefeller heir, an Eisenhower, an array of Republican lawmakers — the accused Russian agent sought powerful connections outside the gun-rights group.
Nowhere were these differences more jarring than in the response to concerns that the Russian government is plotting to interfere in the midterm elections.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging Asian allies to keep pressuring North Korea with economic sanctions.
Russia is trying again to spread disinformation to exploit American division, using social media campaigns as well as more traditional tradecraft, officials said.
The leaders of the national security agencies promised to help state and local governments counter what they called Russia’s efforts to influence the elections.
Activists became entangled with fake accounts and pages on Facebook, leading to significant consequences for them as the company tried to clamp down.
The legislation is one of the biggest efforts to date by Congress to wrestle back some authority to shape foreign policy, but whether it could actually become law is another question.
Why is the Treasury Department easing the pressure of sanctions on one of Russia’s most notorious billionaire oligarchs?
Robert S. Mueller III’s investigations of foreign money flowing into Washington could be as much a part of his legacy as anything he unearths about Russian election interference.
The midterms are approaching, and the president has yet to get serious about protecting the nation’s electoral system from cyberinvasion.
A coordinated effort, involving 32 pages and fake accounts, included amplifying division around white supremacy and the #AbolishICE movement, the social network said.
The journalists were making a documentary about the activities of a private Russian paramilitary group with murky connections to the Kremlin.
The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, concerns his work as a consultant in Ukraine. But the Russia inquiry looms over the proceedings.
“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
If Trump’s personal lawyer really puts family and country first, he could earn a sliver of redemption.
Intelligence and technology officials report there are surprisingly few attempts to disrupt the campaigns of major American political figures.
From Michael Cohen’s released recording to a pause in the trade war with Europe, it’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are five of the top stories you might have missed (and some links if you want to read further).
The annual event has become a hub of influence-peddling, as foreign dignitaries, religious leaders and lobbyists jockey for access to top American officials.
The Russian president continued to push for a second meeting, saying he was also ready to meet in Washington.
Secretary of State Pompeo leaves unclear whether the president’s foreign policy pronouncements are actual policy.
Human rights experts pressed Russian officials over their handling of cases involving torture, including the 2017 beating of a prison inmate that was caught on video.
When they competed for the presidency, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky held Donald J. Trump in contempt. Now the senator is the president’s loudest Russia defender.
Also: Digging in to the Georgia governor’s race.
Is the United States’ policy toward Russia what the president says, or what the government does?
“The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over,” President Trump’s national security adviser said.
Senators demanded information from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about President Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, played up the administration’s sanctions against Russia during a Senate hearing. But they were issued under a law that the president criticized and tried to water down.
Arnold Schwarzenegger had it right when he asked, “What’s the matter with you?”
The curse of modern partisanship is a blessing for the current president.
The victim, Charlie Rowley, offered new clues about how he and his girlfriend came across the same Soviet-designed nerve agent that sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter.
Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.
Comments by President Trump last week cast doubt on his faith in American intelligence agencies. These books explain what’s at stake.
Cryptocurrency transactions can be traced, but links to traditional money need to become more transparent.
The Fox News anchor follows his aggressive interview of the Russian president with a vacation — to St. Petersburg.
Congressional Republicans have responded to Russia’s attacks with conflicting impulses, pressing to sanction Moscow even as some undercut the investigations.
A measure in Parliament would fine social networks about $800,000 for posts deemed factually inaccurate. Critics say it could limit freedom of speech online.
Mr. Coats, the nation’s top intelligence chief, said his “admittedly awkward” reaction to President Trump’s invitation was not intended to be critical.
The request, by Russia’s foreign minister, followed a week when Moscow had appeared to control the narrative on a range of international issues.
The G.O.P. better stand for something — and stand up to someone — soon.
After Trump’s performances in Europe, why would Europeans consider his administration a trustworthy partner? Already, only 9 percent of Germans do.
Trump can’t wait for his Putin play date.
One version of the events, anyway.
The policy gap on Russia between the president and his administration’s intelligence and national security agencies appears to be growing wider.
Guidance from a like-minded leader.
It championed an idea at grave risk today: that those of us lucky enough to live in open societies should fight for the freedom of those born into closed ones.
The Foreign Ministry began a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, who is accused of acting as a covert Russian agent.
The meeting incited conflicting statements, outcry and new developments in the relationship between Washington and Moscow. Here’s a look at the meeting, what happened afterward — and some links to other political articles if you want to read furth...
Readers discuss President Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin and his meandering, often incoherent way of speaking.
Charlie Rowley and his partner were sickened on July 1 by a Russian nerve agent. His partner died, but he survived.
Waiting for Trump supporters to find their hearts, their brains or their patriotism is a fool’s errand.
If the N.R.A. was compromised by Russia, the whole party's in trouble.
“Sir, you’re here because we love our country very much, and you are — in it,” Stephen Colbert said. He added, “We’ve got a facility waiting for you.”
Marina Gross, the American interpreter during President Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, is facing calls from Congress to testify.
Dan Coats, the intelligence chief, also said he was not fully aware of what President Trump and the Russian president had discussed one on one, a remarkable admission.
The president seems set on testing the limits of his ability to move past a controversy without consequences.
The announcement came as uncertainty spread throughout the government about what the president had agreed to.
Lawmakers must keep the American people informed of the current danger, writes a Republican congressman from Texas.
Congressional Republicans shot down a series of measures brought by Democrats — and some Republicans — to admonish President Trump over his summit meeting with Vladimir V. Putin.
Russia and China blocked an American request for disciplinary action to stop what the United States called illegal oil sales to North Korea.
The director of national intelligence was being interviewed live when he learned President Trump had invited the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, to the White House for a meeting in the fall.
President Trump was shown clear evidence on Jan. 6, 2017, that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had ordered cyberattacks to sway the 2016 election. But his statements since have suggested other explanations.
The comments by the homeland security secretary contradicted the assessment by the American intelligence community. She has made similar comments before — and has backtracked.
In advance of a global summit on religious freedom, the secretary of state said that the Trump administration has been “incredibly strong with respect to pushing back against Russian bad behavior.”
The president’s men must answer to higher duties.
As a war of words sharpened between Athens and Moscow, the Russian foreign minister canceled a visit to Athens.
The Russian president warned that unspecified forces in the United States were trying to reverse the results of the talks in Helsinki, Finland.
Watch out for the claws.
Hours after the presidential summit meeting in Helsinki, news broke of the arrest of Maria Butina, a Russian woman charged with conspiring to influence American politics.
Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel both began their shows by taking shots at President Trump over his shifting statements on Russian election meddling.
Weeks before taking office, Donald J. Trump learned of highly sensitive intelligence about Russian election interference, but he has done all he can to suggest other explanations for the hacks.
The president, willfully ignorant of the nation’s commitments under NATO, dismisses tiny Montenegro as not worth defending. Smirk on, Mr. Putin.
Ms. Butina was arrested over the weekend in Washington and was in contact with Russian intelligence, prosecutors said.
The “Surrender Summit” was such a disloyal, traitorous display that it boggles the mind.
What we think of today as a grammatical mistake used to be perfectly acceptable English.
But that statement was at odds with how the president had earlier has characterized the meeting and contradicted an answer he appeared to give earlier in the day.
Readers are skeptical of the president’s claim that he misspoke in Helsinki. “He looked like a hostage reading a statement,” one says.
An agnostic's guide to our president’s strange conduct.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays ...”
For Putin, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. Republicans may grumble over this, but they are Trump’s indecent enablers.
As President Trump faces a hailstorm of criticism over his meeting with Russia’s president, his supporters are doubling down. It’s a pattern we’ve seen before.
Jimmy Kimmel refused to accept President Trump’s explanation of his comments on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Ms. Butina presented herself as a backer of President Trump and gun rights. But prosecutors say she was a Russian government agent.
President Trump has said his admirers will stand by him through anything. Now, a stunning news conference with the Russian president has provided a singular test case.
President Trump was widely criticized, including by many in his own party, for what was viewed as unprecedented deference to President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday.
President Trump didn’t say in Finland that he doesn’t support American intelligence about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election. Got that?
Never in the modern era has a president engendered such a wave of discussion about whether his real loyalty was to a foreign power over his own country.
As Democratic leaders in Congress pressed for tangible actions to punish President Trump, Republicans weighed a variety of proposals to respond to his remarks in Helsinki.
Vladimir V. Putin’s plane crossed NATO airspace without clearance for about 50 seconds while flying from Russia to the meeting with President Trump, the Estonian military says.
Mr. Putin was seen as guiding the country out of isolation. In Russian news coverage, which is dominated by state media. Mr. Trump was an afterthought.
Some Republicans say President Trump embarrassed himself and the country in his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Here’s what they can do about it.
We invite you to read the president’s own words and decide for yourself what he really thinks.
What this year’s tournament taught us about the upending of the global order and the conflicts between nationalism and globalization.
The United States has accused Ms. Butina of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence U.S. politics. But she is hardly a shadowy figure. Here’s a look at what her online profile reveals.
After their meeting in Finland, the two presidents lauded the close cooperation between their two militaries in Syria, but the record is actually more mixed.
Several members of President Trump’s party criticized the remarks he made suggesting that Russia did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
Writers from across the political spectrum on President Trump’s meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, Finland, and his remarks afterward.
The president responded to condemnations of his performance alongside the Russian president during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland.
Readers speculate about why the president “chooses to believe Russia and attack his own intelligence agencies.”
Live in Helsinki, Trump brings his blame-America-first tour to a close.
His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.
As much as I love this tournament, I know that it can’t last forever.
The president’s behavior is an emergency. Words aren’t enough.
In a remarkable news conference, President Trump avoided criticizing the Russian president, and instead aimed his sharpest barbs at the United States.
Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts focused almost entirely on the president’s meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
On Monday, President Trump continued to cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the consensus position of American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill.
A gift of a soccer ball was a metaphor for the gamesmanship that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has been playing with President Trump, and, analysts said, the points he has been scoring.
Reports of the president’s comments prompted outcry from some lawmakers, but they were followed by notable silence from others.
Ms. Butina was accused of trying to broker secret relationships with American politicians so Russia could influence American policies.
Rather than defend America against those who would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions while hailing the leader of a hostile power.
No Republican in Congress, however, pledged any particular action to punish President Trump, such as holding up his nominees, nor did any promise hearings or increased oversight.
At the end of their first summit meeting, Mr. Trump would not say whether he believes American intelligence agencies or Mr. Putin about Russian electoral interference.
A smoke-and-mirrors effort by Mr. Trump after being briefed extensively on the specific roles by Russian military commanders to tamper with the 2016 presidential election.
Maybe the president is exactly as compromised as he looks.
In a Fox News interview, the Russian president said the hacked Democratic emails showed the truth — that the party leadership favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
The president lays himself at Vladimir Putin’s feet.
The president’s attempt to walk back his comments did little to mollify intelligence officials, especially when it came to Mr. Putin’s offer to aid the Mueller investigation.
President Trump contradicted U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and President Vladimir V. Putin said he didn’t know that Mr. Trump was in Russia in 2013.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia got what he wanted most from his meeting with President Trump: American affirmation of his status as a global power.
Russia’s president came away from his meeting with Trump looking confident and in charge.
“Disgraceful,” Anderson Cooper of CNN said at the end of a news conference during which the reporters Jonathan Lemire and Jeff Mason asked tough questions.
William F. Browder, an investor, has led a global human rights fight against the Kremlin that has resulted in sanctions being leveled against Russian officials, becoming a thorn in Mr. Putin’s side.
President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia answered questions from Russian and American journalists after their private meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
The president’s refusal to condemn Russian attacks is a betrayal of every single American citizen.
Ignorance is bliss, but untenable. Temporary distraction, however, is quite nice.
Some readers accuse Mr. Trump of treasonous behavior and lying. But one asks why not try to work with Russia on pressing issues.
Deep in a mountain in southern Russia, scientists are tracking one of the universe’s most elusive particles.
During a news conference with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, President Trump would not say whether he believed Russia meddled with the 2016 presidential election.
France might be the big winner of the World Cup, but several teams and players can walk away with a smile. Others aren’t smiling so much.