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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.
What appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April 2016. Repeated flights by the Russian warplanes were so close they made wakes in the water, an official said.

The US military’s top officer says Russia and China present different challenges — but they both can rival US power

The world isn't in another Cold War, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says, but there are real challenges to US power on the rise.

Russia celebrated the ‘first defeat of the German army’ in World War II on Wednesday — here’s what it looked like

The November 7 parade started to mark the October Revolution that swept the Soviets into power. Now it focuses on celebrating the defeat of the Nazis.

Jeff Sessions’ replacement is good news for Trump and bad news for Mueller

Matthew Whitaker has been described as the White House's "eyes and ears" in the Justice Department.
Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman alongside amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima during a replenishment-at-sea in the Norwegian Sea, October 27, 2018.

The US Navy is pushing north, closer to Russia in freezing conditions — and it’s planning on hanging around up there

NATO militaries have gathered in the northern latitudes around Norway for exercise Trident Juncture, and they plan to get used to operating up there.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook says Russia may have been behind a fresh plot to contaminate US democracy during the midterms

Facebook says the 115 accounts it pulled down for meddling in the midterms may have been linked to notorious troll farm, the Internet Research Agency.