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    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’
    Aug03

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation last week, passing a measure that conflicts with the Republican...

    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
    Aug03

    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia” and demonstrates Trump’s...

    Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury
    Aug03

    Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced.Were sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdrawn after doctors advice regarding her left arm, a post on the...

    EU ready to retaliate if needed to US-Russia sanctions
    Aug03

    EU ready to retaliate if needed to US-Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS: The EU said Wednesday it was ready if needed to retaliate within days against new US sanctions on Russia but believes Washington wants to spare European energy firms from any fallout. US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on the new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and holding off on efforts to...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House
    Aug03

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril.Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors, after failed White House efforts to scupper or water down the bill.Trumps reluctance was on...

    Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill _ but still signs it
    Aug03

    Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill _ but still signs it

    In this July 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing for the moment to resistance from both...

    Hero pilot honoured with medal for courage after ‘blind’ landing
    Aug03

    Hero pilot honoured with medal for courage after ‘blind’ landing

    August 03, 2017 5:00 AMISTANBUL • A Ukrainian pilot has been hailed a hero and awarded the country’s national medal for courage after he safely landed a passenger plane following a freak hailstorm over Turkey which smashed its windscreen. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ex-Ukraine leader’s trial won’t heal nation
    Aug03

    Ex-Ukraine leader’s trial won’t heal nation

    August 03, 2017 5:00 AMWhen Ukraine’s authorities first decided that Viktor Yanukovych, the country’s deposed president, should stand trial for allegedly ordering the shooting of dozens of demonstrators against his regime, they envisaged the kind of trial to cleanse a nation’s dark past, similar to those that took place in other...

    Kyrgyz athletes won three medals in show jumping in Russia
    Aug02

    Kyrgyz athletes won three medals in show jumping in Russia

    Bishkek, August 2 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz sportsmen won 3 medals at the international equestrian tournament in Yekaterinburg (Russia), which was held from July 27 to 30. Kamil Sabitov on Quintendro in a 140 cm jumper managed to show the best result and won the gold of the tournament; Andrei Tryapitsin and Rinat Galimov won bronze medals. Athletes from...

    Trump calls Russia sanctions legislation ‘significantly flawed’
    Aug02

    Trump calls Russia sanctions legislation ‘significantly flawed’

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday called the Russia sanctions legislation he signed into law “significantly flawed” and urged Congress to not use the measure to hinder U.S. efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict with its European allies. … …read more Source:...

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