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FBI releases documents on former Trump adviser surveillance

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WASHINGTON The FBI on Saturday released documents related to the surveillance of former Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page as part of a probe into whether he conspired with the Russian government to undermine the 2016 U.S. election.

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Trump says his campaign was spied upon illegally, offers no evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser's ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion. | Video

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Exclusive - Accused Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials

WASHINGTON Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department. | Video

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Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria - sources

AMMAN Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

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U.S. senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference

WASHINGTON A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States needs to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections.

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Lavrov tells Pompeo: free Russian woman accused in U.S. of espionage

MOSCOW Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.

UPDATE 1-Lavrov tells Pompeo: free Russian woman accused in U.S. of espionage

MOSCOW, July 21 Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.

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Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

WASHINGTON While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern. | Video

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Exclusive: U.S. open to lifting sanctions off aluminum giant Rusal - Mnuchin

SAO PAULO The U.S. Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a U.S. sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday, adding the objective was "not to put Rusal out of business."

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Democrats with intel, military backgrounds tout service after Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA officer running in a competitive congressional race in Virginia, is using the outcry over President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to press what she and other Democrats believe will be a powerful campaign theme.

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Around 25,000 protest immigration stance of Merkel's Bavarian allies

MUNICH Around 25,000 people braved the rain in Munich on Sunday to protest the hardline immigration stance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies three months before they face a tough state election in Bavaria.