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  • Trump's
  • The dossier was compiled by veteran British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired to investigate Trump's ties to Russia by the Washington, DC-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS. (businessinsider.com)
  • But US investigators, who have opened investigations into several members of Trump's inner circle and their ties to Russia over the past year, say they have been able to corroborate some of the details in the dossier by intercepting some of the conversations between some senior Russian officials and other Russians, CNN reported on Friday . (businessinsider.com)
  • Those who advocate for a Congressional investigation of possible ties between Trump's team and the Russian government include 80 percent of Democrats, 55 percent of independents and 25 percent of Republicans. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • Harry Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson tweeted Tuesday that the former Senate Democratic leader had seen the documents before writing a public letter to FBI Director James Comey about Trump's ties to Russia. (buzzfeed.com)
  • It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate Intelligence Committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications, because they suggested that Wyden believes the FBI has been sitting on information regarding ties between Donald Trump's inner circle and Russia. (motherjones.com)
  • He noted that several media outlets have reported that Trump campaign associates, including Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, had maintained connections with Russians tied to Putin. (motherjones.com)
  • Moscow
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow beginning Sunday, the first trip to Russia by a Japanese leader in a decade, as both countries look for ways to counterbalance their increasingly powerful neighbor: China. (wsj.com)
  • The spokesman made those comments during Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's first visit to Russia as PM, where he declared the nearly year-long hiatus in relations between Moscow and Ankara is " over, " reports Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News . (breitbart.com)
  • Moscow - With parts of Eastern Europe now going without heat because of the lingering natural gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine , officials in Europe say they must do more to prevent Russia from having so much control over the continent's thermostat. (csmonitor.com)
  • France , Italy , and Germany have privileged ties with Moscow, with no European coordination, and they do not intend to put those ties in jeopardy. (csmonitor.com)
  • In this tense situation - not only because of gas - Europe should see that there's no alternative to working with Russia, either now or in the near future," says Vyacheslav Igrunov , director of the independent Institute of Political and Humanitarian Studies in Moscow. (csmonitor.com)
  • Wyden's line of questioning indicated that he believes (or knows) the FBI has collected information on Trump ties to Moscow. (motherjones.com)
  • Russia has refused NATO's general secretary's visit to Russia and suspended the work of NATO's information bureau in Moscow. (rt.com)
  • probe
  • A quick recap: After months of escalating hostility toward the Russian cybersecurity company and antivirus maker Kaspersky , including its complete banishment from US government agency computers, the New York Times reports that Russia has in fact used Kaspersky antivirus software to probe federal systems for US intelligence secrets. (wired.com)
  • Ukraine
  • EU monitors are now going to verify gas shipments between Russia and Ukraine, and EU Commission president Manuel Barroso warned both states that further cutoffs would damage relations. (csmonitor.com)
  • Russian
  • Last month Trump, who is pressing Germany to buy more U.S. liquefied natural gas, lambasted Germany as being "a captive" of Russia due to its dependence on Russian energy, a charge Germany denies. (reuters.com)
  • major
  • One of the major questions facing his administration is how to improve relations between Georgia and Russia? (voanews.com)
  • Another major source of friction between Georgia and Russia is the issue of the breakaway, separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia -- two regions within Georgia, but bordering Russia. (voanews.com)
  • natural gas
  • Fired up: With natural gas supplies from Russia cut off, an orthodox priest tended a wood stove before mass Thursday at a church near Sofia, Bulgaria. (csmonitor.com)
  • week
  • So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to trawl US systems for classified data-in at least one case , successfully-and that North Korea hacked into classified South Korean military files. (wired.com)
  • relations
  • Hsu Chih-hsiung (許志雄) made the remarks at the opening of the commission-sponsored 2005 Conference on Geopolitical Relations between Contemporary Mongolia and Neighboring Asian Countries: Mongolia and Russia, held at the Civil Service Development Center in Taipei. (taipeitimes.com)
  • problems
  • Now that he has been weakened by these demonstrations, by the fall in his popularity and in his inability to solve these problems in a kind of frontal attack on Russia, Saakashvili is not someone that, for instance, the Abkhaz leader [Sergei] Bagapsh, at this moment, feels he needs to talk to. (voanews.com)
  • Stories
  • Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as "bots," to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. (bobcesca.com)
  • security
  • They see that as a way to increase their security vis-à-vis Russia, which remains to them a threatening power. (voanews.com)
  • position
  • Commenting after the talks on that statement, Aliyev said: 'We are grateful to Russia for this position. (rferl.org)
  • efforts
  • It would be useful for Russia to be more effective against the regime, but we are continuing our common efforts," also said Yildirim, adding, "We need to enable the ceasefire and extend more help to the harmed people. (breitbart.com)