Donald Trump’s admission that he would consider recognizing Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as Russian territory was well-received by a Russian lawmaker and Crimea’s Russian-backed leader, who argued it shows Americans want better relations with Russia.
The Chinese Defense Ministry announced Thursday that China and Russia will conduct joint naval exercises in the disputed South China Sea in September despite a recent international tribunal ruling that rejected Beijing’s claims to the strategic waterway.
Russian actors have been hacking into U.S. government and private cyber systems for years, disregarding attempts by the Obama administration to temper relations with Moscow and prevent cyber attacks.
Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would look into recognizing Crimea as a Russian territory should he be elected president in November.
Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions.
PHILADELPHIA—Am I a Kremlin tool? This unsettling question occurred to me at an inauspicious hour of the morning at the Penrose Diner here in South Philly, host to the Democratic National Convention and still recognizably the working-class Italian neighborhood where Rocky was filmed. Fox News was broadcasting from the diner, and I was on site to labor on the pre-dawn shift, commenting for a couple of segments that focused on the Democratic Party’s stolen emails. It was just about primetime in East Asia, where Fox is probably available through some sort of digital feed, so it can’t be as bad as it looks.