US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific

(CNN)The United States and Russian navies are at odds over an apparent near collision in the Pacific Friday with each side blaming the other. “This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” Doss said. This latest incident comes just days after the US Navy accused Russia of intercepting a US aircraft and amid tensions with Moscow on a wide range of geopolitical issues. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, where he warned Russia about interfering in US elections, taking a tougher public line than President Donald Trump on the issue. It also comes at a time of increasing cooperation between …