Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for slashing the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, "because now we have a smaller payroll".
Russia clarifies on U.S. embassy staff cuts over sanctions
The Kremlin says the U.S. can include Russian employees among the 775 diplomatic staff it must cut from the embassy after Russia took retaliatory measures for new U.S. sanctions on the country.
Trump presses Putin at first meeting on interference in U.S. election
U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Vladimir Putin at their first meeting on Friday about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Trump has "no intention" of firing Mueller: Spicer
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says U.S. President Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says the country is concerned over Arab nations cutting ties with the Gulf state.
Trump Says He Never Mentioned Israel to Russians
President Donald Trump stated that he never mentioned Israel as part of an Oval Office conversation with Russian officials in which he reportedly shared intelligence gathered by a U.S. ally.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends first NATO meeting
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends in his first NATO meeting in Brussels on Friday (March 31). He told allies that the United States will uphold previous agreements and ensure the alliance has the capability to defend itself, including from Russian aggression.
Top Democrat calls for Nunes to recuse himself from Russia probe
California Congressman Adam Schiff speaks with reporters on his call for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. David Nunes to rescue himself from the investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. election.