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    Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties
    Aug01

    Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties

    Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump.President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that Washington will have to cut its diplomatic mission in Russia by 755 employees, as Moscow struck back against...

    US ‘reviewing options’ after Putin orders embassy cuts
    Aug01

    US ‘reviewing options’ after Putin orders embassy cuts

    WASHINGTON: Washington is reviewing its options after the Kremlin ordered it to shrink its diplomatic mission in Russia, and President Donald Trump still intends to sign new sanctions into law. Questioned by reporters Monday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders had only a low-key response to President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Russia defends slashing American mission
    Aug01

    Russia defends slashing American mission

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. President Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday that Washington will have to cut its diplomatic mission in Russia by 755 employees, as Moscow struck...

    Putin lays down a number: US must cut 755 Moscow diplomats
    Jul31

    Putin lays down a number: US must cut 755 Moscow diplomats

    Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the United States cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 people, underlining his displeasure with U.S. sanctions and heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow, reports AP/UNB. The U.S. State Department called Putin’s move “a regrettable and uncalled-for act.”...

    Beeline launches unique roaming offer
    Jul31

    Beeline launches unique roaming offer

    ArmInfo.Beeline announces the launch of the unique “Roaming Package” service, which will allow customers (prepaid and postpaid payment system subscribers) by October 5, 2017, traveling abroad, to communicate in more than 50 countries at unprecedented low prices. As the press service of the company told ArmInfo, the geography of the...

    Rafayel Vahanyan defeats Noel Studer
    Jul31

    Rafayel Vahanyan defeats Noel Studer

    Rafayel Vahanyan gained his first victory at the chess festival underway in the city of Biel in Switzerland. Our veteran chess player defeated International Master Noel Studer in the 6th round. French chess player Étienne Bacrot heads the standings with 4.5 points. He is followed by Ukrainian chess player Ruslan Ponomariov and Indian chess player...

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, others begin massive military drills In Georgia
    Jul31

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, others begin massive military drills In Georgia

    Some 2,800 troops from host Georgia, the United States, and six other countries have begun a major military exercise in the South Caucasus nation. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and other leaders on July 30 … …read more Source:...

    Putin expels 755 diplomats from Russia
    Jul31

    Putin expels 755 diplomats from Russia

    MOSCOW: Russia President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. Putin added bluntly that Russia was able to raise the stakes with America even further, although he hoped this...

    Russia warns of further retaliation after US sanctions
    Jul31

    Russia warns of further retaliation after US sanctions

    WASHINGTON: The Kremlin’s decision to expel American diplomats was a “long overdue” retaliation to tough new sanctions passed by Washington, a top Russian official said Sunday, vowing more payback may follow if the US does not change its approach. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” show, Russian Deputy Foreign...

    Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave
    Jul31

    Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to leave

    F.P. Report MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow. The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September. It brings staff levels to 455, the same as Russia’s...

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