Hacking the U.S election and Trump's unforced errors give Russia a boost.
Lauded by colleagues and ex-diplomats, Obama's former man in Beijing is set to go to Moscow.
Trump called Netanyahu as the Israeli premier was being interrogated by police.
The U.S. president said Russia "ran over" Obama for eight years.
'This is not a return to business as usual, and the Foreign Secretary will continue to be robust on those issues where we differ,' spokesperson says.
Russia is interested in a prompt return to order in Libya, Putin's spokesman said.
By 2016, Ukraine had shrunk by 9.5 million people from its 1993 peak of 52,244,100.
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Senators Ben Cardin and John McCain have introduced a bipartisan bill.
'Separatists move like bugs in different directions. Russian units move in a disciplined way.'
The Syrian leader previously said that Trump could be a "natural ally".
Most of those executed are alleged to be civilians opposed to the Syrian regime.
A full third of Trump supporters hold a favorable view of Putin.
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In Kazakhstan, the rebels have only interacted with the Syrian regime via intermediaries.
Although already under scrutiny at home, President Trump receives tributes from Russia.
According to a ministry spokeswoman, the diplomat was purchasing cancer drugs at the time.
"The Kremlin has no dirt on Trump," Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Wednesday.
An uncorroborated report circulated by U.S. intelligence alleges Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in "perverted sexual acts."