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    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...

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire
    Aug01

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire

    Russian authorities are now barring American diplomats and their families from a U.S. recreational residence on the outskirts of Moscow, part of sweeping retaliatory measures announced by Kremlin leader Vladmir Putin. The Russian president ordered the U.S. on Sunday to cut its overall staff of more than 1,200 in Russia by 755 people, in response...

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat
    Aug01

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat

    WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Yesterday brought another low point between the United States and Russia, as Vladimir Putin elaborated on his demand that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by hundreds of personnel. It’s the latest diplomatic flash point in a tense relationship that President Trump and Putin had sought to improve. Special correspondent...

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine
    Aug01

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine

    The U.S. said Monday that for the first time it will sell coal to Ukraine, easing its reliance on Russia and Moscow-back separatists in eastern Ukraine to meet its energy needs. The accord calls for X …read more Source: Big News...

    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...

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US
    Aug01

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US

    TBILISI (Sputnik) — Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday and is currently in the United States. He announced his intention to return to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity. “If its Ukraine, where he promised to return, we have exhausted all procedures in that direction. So if Ukraine obtains political will, the country...

    Officials praise coal deal between Pa. company, Ukraine as ‘shot in the arm’ for industry, clear message to Russia
    Aug01

    Officials praise coal deal between Pa. company, Ukraine as ‘shot in the arm’ for industry, clear message to Russia

    Armed with 700,000 tons of Pennsylvania coal, a privately held Latrobe company has stepped into the deepening fray of the tit-for-tat chess match between the United States and Russia. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Radioactive Ukraine: A hot destination
    Aug01

    Radioactive Ukraine: A hot destination

    The button that could have started a nuclear holocaust is grey – not red. …read more Source:...

    ‘Hero’ pilot gets medal for landing blind after hailstorm smashes windwscreen
    Aug01

    ‘Hero’ pilot gets medal for landing blind after hailstorm smashes windwscreen

    A Ukrainian pilot has been awarded a medal for his courage after he landed a plane full of passengers “blind” during a storm. …read more Source:...

    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression
    Aug01

    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday there is no larger threat to Baltic states than the “specter of aggression” by Russia, as he pledged support for NATO allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Pence met in Tallinn with the presidents of all the Baltic states — Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid, Latvia’s Raimonds Vejonis and...