MATTHEW LEE

Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump's staff during the presidential campaign, a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems.

Nov. 10, 2016 7:07 PM EST
State wants to review FBI's notes on Clinton before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI's probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton's email use before any documents are provided to Congress, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Aug. 15, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
Putin's return to power ended Clinton's 'Moscow Spring'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya.

Aug. 8, 2016 3:46 AM EDT
Putin's return to power ended Clinton's 'Moscow Spring'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya.

Aug. 8, 2016 3:45 AM EDT
Clinton's 'Moscow Spring' ended as Putin returned to power

WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya.

Aug. 7, 2016 11:09 AM EDT
Clinton's 'Moscow Spring' ended as Putin returned to power

WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya.

Aug. 7, 2016 8:56 AM EDT
Obama denies $400M payment to Iran was ransom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously denied on Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran.

Aug. 4, 2016 8:55 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on Clinton and Iran payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was responsible for negotiations that led to a $400 million U.

Aug. 3, 2016 8:58 PM EDT
Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarm and condemnation erupted Thursday from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump's own party after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the United States might abandon its NATO military commitments if he were elected president.

Jul. 21, 2016 5:36 PM EDT
Pro-Israel policy conference nervously awaits Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's leading pro-Israel group prepares to hear from nearly all the presidential candidates, most eyes in the crowd of thousands of participants will be on Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Mar. 21, 2016 1:16 AM EDT
Pro-Israel policy conference nervously awaits Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's leading pro-Israel group prepares to hear from nearly all the presidential candidates, most eyes in the crowd of thousands of participants will be on Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Mar. 20, 2016 7:32 PM EDT
Things learned from 50,000-plus pages of Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's work-related emails from her private account are now public, more than 52,000 pages detailing her tenure as secretary of state but failing to resolve questions about how she and her closest aides handled classified information.

Mar. 7, 2016 3:49 AM EST
Things we learned from 50,000-plus pages of Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's work-related emails from her private account are now public, more than 52,000 pages detailing her tenure as secretary of state but failing to resolve questions about how she and her closest aides handled classified information.

Mar. 5, 2016 3:07 AM EST