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U.S.-Russia ties won’t suffer over Snowden: senior Kremlin official

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) – Ties between Russia and the United States will not suffer because of the “relatively insignificant” case of fugitive former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, a senior Kremlin official said on Thursday. “Our president has … expressed hope many times that this will not affect the character…

10 Russian spies plead guilty to conspiracy charge

Update: Russia set to release four US spies All 10 Russia spy suspects are to plead guilty Thursday, a prosecutor said, announcing a move that would open the way for a possible spy swap deal between Russia and the United States. “It’s the government understanding that each of the defendants…

US, Russia planning Cold War-style prisoner swap?

NEW YORK — US officials Wednesday laid formal charges against 11 alleged members of a Kremlin spy ring, as Russia and the United States were said to be planning a dramatic Cold War-style prisoner swap. Justices ordered two suspects detained in Boston and three in the Washington area to be…

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