President Donald Trump is pressing for China to be involved in negotiations to extend a U.S.-Russian arms control deal, but Beijing has repeatedly rejected the proposal.
The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee said Trump's relationship with Putin was akin to being carried around "in one of those little puppy cages."
At a May 15 meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies, the Trump Administration floated the idea of testing nuclear weapons.
Russia and China discussed coordinating "measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus infection with the central role of the World Health Organization" as Congress was informed the U.S. was leaving the WHO.
Only 21 percent of Russian doctors said they trusted the reported COVID-19 death toll.
The plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria.
The Russian government has been accused of offering Taliban fighters bounties for U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan.
On June 20, the Arctic town of Verkhoyansk recorded a temperature of 100.4 F.
The Russian president could extend his tenure as president to 2036, following constitutional changes to term limits.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that constitutional amendments, which were approved on July 1 and could make him eligible to remain in power for years to come, are part of the country's "progressive development."
Democratic Senate hopeful Mark Kelly said the president should consider retaliating against Russia via sanctions or other economic measures.
On Friday, Russia amended the constitution after a nationwide vote to preserve the definition of marriage as a union between a woman and a man only.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows vowed that people would "go to jail" over reports that Russia offered the Taliban bounties for U.S. soldiers, during an interview with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani released Friday.
The vote for constitutional amendments paves the way for the Russian president to stay in power until 2036.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power since 1994, but has accused Russia of trying to undermine him ahead of elections in August.
Russian defense officials hope to deploy the first S-500 anti-aircraft units as soon as this year.
Pompeo said Wednesday that Russia had been supplying weapons to the Taliban for 10 years, putting American lives in danger.
One Pentagon official described Russia's behind-the-scenes Taliban ties as an "influence operation against U.S. interests," another called it "a covert support program with layers."
The support for Russian constitutional changes could allow Putin to rule for two more six-year terms.
Families of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan have called for an investigation into claims their deaths were due to a bounty scheme funded by Russia.
Russian officials dismissed reports that bounties were offered by Russia to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops.
No matter what the president knew, U.S. policy in Afghanistan is at fault for providing Washington's adversaries an opportunity to bleed American forces.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell disagreed on Tuesday with President Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the G7.
The White House called a sudden press briefing to push back on a New York Times report about Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers.
"Whether it's Xi of China, whether it's Putin, you don't get bad words against them from the Twitter handle," Congressman Adam Kinzinger said.
"He either reads and/or gets briefed on important issues and he forgets it or he doesn't think it's necessary that he needs to know it," Biden said.
Moscow has not had a major military base in the Mediterranean since Egypt ordered out Soviet forces in 1972 has. This is changing.
Vladimir Zharinov quit his job with Vesti as he refused to promote constitutional amendments he considered "a historic crime."
Nornickel is already being investigated for a 20,000-metric ton oil spill last month that activists say has destroyed sea life near Norilsk.
An amendment proposed by the Senate majority whip would allow the U.S. Army to buy Turkey's Russian-made S-400 defense system.