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    Democrats announce agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul22

    Democrats announce agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have 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...

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul22

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have 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. …read more Source: CTV...

    French President To Hold Talks With Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko On Ukraine Conflict
    Jul22

    French President To Hold Talks With Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko On Ukraine Conflict

    French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will call the leaders of Russia, Germany, and Ukraine on July 24 in a stepped-up international effort to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul22

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have 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. RELATED LINKSHow Russia hacked American faith in the...

    Dems Announce Bipartisan Agreement On ‘Strong’ Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul22

    Dems Announce Bipartisan Agreement On ‘Strong’ Russia Sanctions Bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have 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,...

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved
    Jul22

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. The White House has opposed part of the legislation mandating a congressional review if President Donald Trump seeks to ease the...

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved
    Jul22

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

    A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. In … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia
    Jul22

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia

    Two former top U.S. intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president’s real aim is to make “Russia great again.” Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John...

    Neck-deep in Russkies
    Jul22

    Neck-deep in Russkies

    Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner; Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Darron Cummings/Susan Walsh/Matt Rourke) Something tells me there are a lot of Salon readers out there who have worked on political campaigns at the national, state, or local level — people who have done everything from calling voters on election day to strategizing with the candidate....

    Renowned Russian Rights Activist: Putin Treats Me With Dignity, Respect
    Jul22

    Renowned Russian Rights Activist: Putin Treats Me With Dignity, Respect

    Lyudmila Alekeyeva, a renowned human rights activist who has challenged the Soviet regime and Russian authorities since the 1950s, tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent surprise visit to her flat left her with an improved perception of the man. Putin visited Alekeyeva on Thursday, her 90th birthday, reaching out to the...