Ex-Trump official walks back statement to Mueller probe

A former Trump official corrected a claim she made to federal investigators about what she knew during the presidential transition about Russia sanctions after former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea in the Russia investigation contradicted her account, according to a person familiar with the matter.

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons

The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its "malign activities," including attacks on American elections.

Top UK diplomat to call for more Russia sanctions during US visit

Making his first visit to the US since taking office, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to deliver a speech Tuesday that will call on the European Union "to ensure its sanctions against Russia are comprehensive, and that we truly stand shoulder to shoulder with the US."

White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release: report

The White House has rejected a Turkish offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after Andrew Brunson is released, a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal.

Turkey to freeze assets of US officials

Turkey's President ordered the freezing of assets of two US officials, state media reported Saturday, days after the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers.

Republicans: Putin 'not welcome' on Capitol Hill

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have secured an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the US, but he will not receive a similar offer from White House allies on Capitol Hill, according to Republican congressional leaders.

What's in the Rubio-Van Hollen sanctions bill

Legislation proposed by Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Maryland's Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen gained eight new cosponsors on Thursday, the same day senators and the White House clashed over how to handle Russia and US relations.

Senators coalesce around a Russia sanctions bill but hurdles remain

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are forging ahead with plans to push back on the fallout from President Donald Trump's comments at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as lawmakers once again Wednesday are feeling the whiplash of the President's inconsistent comments on Russia.