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    White House says open to legislation toughening Russia sanctions
    Jul24

    White House says open to legislation toughening Russia sanctions

    WASHINGTON: The White House said on Sunday it was open to legislation toughening sanctions on Russia as momentum increased in the US Congress for stronger action against Moscow.Two US senators said they believe the legislation that allows for new sanctions against Russia would pass with enough votes to override a veto should US President Donald...

    US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump’s hands
    Jul23

    US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump’s hands

    The House is now set to vote Tuesday on a bill that targets Russia — for its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its annexation of Crimea — as well as Iran and North Korea, for its recent ballistic missile tests. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    Russia is responsible for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: US envoy (AFP)
    Jul23

    Russia is responsible for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: US envoy (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The new US special envoy on Ukraine said Sunday that Russia is responsible for the “hot war” in the country’s east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    White House signals support of Russia sanctions legislation
    Jul23

    White House signals support of Russia sanctions legislation

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Ask not for whom the historian groans
    Jul23

    Ask not for whom the historian groans

    Can America’s Afghan policy be driven by experience in Germany and Japan? “Of the thinkers who dominated US policy in the 20th century, Brzezinski is now dead and Kissinger is old. This has created a void that many other experts are finding hard to fill.” Two foreign policy thinkers & diplomats Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski...

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy
    Jul23

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

    KIEV – Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a “hot war” rather than a “frozen conflict”, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. … …read more Source:...

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: US special envoy
    Jul23

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: US special envoy

    Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a “hot war” rather than a “frozen conflict”, the US special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine – U.S. special envoy
    Jul23

    Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine – U.S. special envoy

    KIEV (Reuters) – Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a “hot war” rather than a “frozen conflict”, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Film director Emir Kusturica visits Moscow-annexed Crimea (AFP)
    Jul23

    Film director Emir Kusturica visits Moscow-annexed Crimea (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Acclaimed Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica on Sunday arrived in the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine to give a concert with his No Smoking Orchestra group. …read more Source: The West...

    U.S. Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul23

    U.S. Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

    – WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering...

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