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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks to members of the media after a meeting in the office of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) September 28, 2018 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Jeff Flake threatens to block Trump’s judicial nominees until Senate votes on bill to protect Mueller

"Our president has been so incurious that at times over the past two years, he's been eager to accept Putin's denials at face value," Flake said.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, in July.

Trump attacked the legitimacy of the midterms the same way his own officials warned Russia would

Officials warned Russia would try spread doubts that midterm votes were counted correctly. Trump is now doing that in states like Florida.

The US could face a ‘decisive military defeat’ in a war with China or Russia today, an alarming new report warns

"If the United States had to fight Russia in a Baltic contingency or China in a war over Taiwan, Americans could face a decisive military defeat," a new report warns.

Over 600,000 Americans followed fake Russia-linked Instagram accounts that were detected days before the midterms

Facebook is still struggling to crack down on foreign propaganda campaigns on its apps and services.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Finland says its GPS was disrupted during NATO’s biggest war games in years, and it’s pointing the finger at Russia

Finland and Norway both reported disruptions to their GPS signals during the final days of Trident Juncture, NATO's biggest exercise in years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was asked not to meet US President Donald Trump one-on-one during a WWI commemoration event in Paris this weekend.

Macron reportedly asked Putin not to privately meet Trump during World War I commemorations — but they talked anyway

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump were scheduled to sit next to each other at lunch, but France changed the seating plan.
(From L to R, first row) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders from NATO member and partner states are meeting for a two-day summit, which is being overshadowed by strong demands by U.S. President Trump for most NATO member countries to spend more on defense

Trump is attacking the French president for saying Europe needs to do more to defend itself — something Trump has also said they should do

French President Emmanuel Macron drew Trump's ire for saying Europe needed a "real" common army to defend it from Russia, China, and the US.
US Marine Corps pilots fly a MV-22B Osprey during Exercise Trident Juncture near northern Norway, November 6, 2018.

Finland and Norway are telling airline pilots to be ready to fly without GPS, and some think Russia is up to something

Russia has invested heavily in electronic warfare, and reports of GPS interference in Europe have been attributed to Moscow.
Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday said he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller is threatened by the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

McConnell rejects vote on bill to protect Mueller, says special counsel is ‘not under threat’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday suggested he would not allow a floor vote on legislation to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller.
A view shows the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at a shipyard near Murmansk

A devastating shipyard accident appears to have sunk Russia’s efforts to save its sole aircraft carrier

The only dock suitable for repairing and upgrading Russia's sole carrier sank in an accident late last month, throwing a wrench into the navy's plans.