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    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill

    President Donald Trump has signed the Russia sanctions bill on Wednesday. Trump released a signing statement explaining his concerns over the bill, which he believes “encroaches on presidential authority and may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies,” according to Bloomberg: Trump’s concerns cover four areas: encroachment on...

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship
    Aug02

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship

    Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili said his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili needs to decide whether he wants to become a Georgian again. Saakashvili, who was Georgian president in 2004-2013, was stripped of his citizenship in 2015 soon after becoming governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. That post required him to take Ukrainian...

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power
    Aug02

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power

    From the atrocities in Chechnya to the Kremlin’s anti-gay laws, “state-sponsored homophobia” is a weapon throughout the Russian Federation. Back in March, international news outlets reported on the devastating detention, torture, and murder of hundreds of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Now, the NGO Russian LGBT Network — along with...

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law

    U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions Wednesday on Russia, signing legislation with penalties aimed at Moscow for its interference in last year’s U.S. election designed to help him win the White House. Trump had objected to the measure because it gives Congress a 30-day review period during which it could block Trump from easing...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bipartisan bill placing new sanctions on Russia, but in a statement he claimed multiple aspects of the legislation violate the Constitution.In one of two statements released almost simultaneously Wednesday morning by the White House, Trump said he supports the law’s efforts to crack down on the...

    After Nearly A Week, Trump Signs New Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug02

    After Nearly A Week, Trump Signs New Russia Sanctions Bill

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia and limiting his ability to ease them, according to several reports. Trump signed the bill on Wednesday after it passed Congress last week and landed on his desk on Friday. The White House later released a statement announcing that Trump signed the bill, though the...

    Trump Signs Bill Imposing New Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North Korea
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Bill Imposing New Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North Korea

    The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump on August 2 signed a bill into law that imposes new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions
    Aug02

    Donald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions

    President Donald Trump has signed the bill passed by Congress to put more sanctions on Russia, according to a White House official. The bill was signed privately at the White House on Wednesday as the ceremony closed to the press, but according to official a statement is forthcoming. The sanctions bill passed in the Senate by an overwhelmingly...

    Belarus Extradites Russian Activist Wanted For Alleged Extremism
    Aug02

    Belarus Extradites Russian Activist Wanted For Alleged Extremism

    Russian opposition activist Vladimir Yegorov has been extradited from Belarus to Russia, his lawyer says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Things I didn’t know (a continuing series)
    Aug02

    Things I didn’t know (a continuing series)

    The French had four times as many dead (95,000) in the Crimean War as the British did (22,000). …read more Source: Foreign...