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    Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia
    Jul29

    Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia

    President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a bill that will impose further sanctions on Russia and gives Congress new powers to block him from easing sanctions against Moscow in the future, the White House has confirmed. “President Donald J. Trump read early drafts of the bill and negotiated regarding critical elements of it,” a statement from the...

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own
    Jul29

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own

    The White House says President Donald Trump approves of Congress’ new sanctions against Russia and he intends to sign the bill. In a statement Friday, the press secretary said the president has reviewed the final version of the bill that outlines additional sanctions against a wide range of Russia industries. The bill also gives Congress...

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia
    Jul29

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia

    Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then, Trump used stops in...

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation
    Jul29

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The government of Russia announced today that the U.S. would need to drastically reduce the number of its officials working in Russia, and could no longer use two properties there. Hari Sreenivasan is in New York with more. HARI SREENIVASAN: The move follows two American actions, both related to the Russian interference in the 2016...

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country
    Jul29

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country

    There was a time when Mikheil Saakashvili was seen as the West’s great hope for reform in the former Soviet Union. But since Thursday, he has had a more pressing problem: He is a man without a country. He was in New York when he learned that Ukraine, his adoptive home, had stripped him of his citizenship…. …read more Source: Los...

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support
    Jul29

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then,...

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk
    Jul28

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk

    The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline , which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline would only make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and more vulnerable to Moscow’s...

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy
    Jul28

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy

    USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—The sound of aircraft launching off the flight deck rumble deep within the bowels of the aircraft carrier. Conversations in the officers’ mess room, where I’m having chicken cacciatore for lunch, dutifully pause while the jet engines above decks run up to full afterburner. Then, the walls and...

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian ‘Aggressor’
    Jul28

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian ‘Aggressor’

    Thousands of followers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, led by Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret, performed a traditional cross-bearing procession in Kyiv on July 28 to mark the Day of the Christianization of Kievan Rus. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine
    Jul28

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine

    KYIV – Ulana Suprun wore the blouse in which her grandmother got married at the age of 17 before having to flee Ukraine during World War II when she was appointed as first deputy health minister of Ukraine on July 22, 2016. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...