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    Senate Sends Russia Sanctions Bill To Trump, Moscow Retaliates
    Jul28

    Senate Sends Russia Sanctions Bill To Trump, Moscow Retaliates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the bill received overwhelming support in Congress. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy’s recreation retreat....

    Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump, Moscow retaliates
    Jul28

    Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump, Moscow retaliates

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the bill received overwhelming support in Congress. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy’s recreation retreat. Trump’s...

    Russia Orders Cut In US Diplomats In Reaction To Sanctions
    Jul28

    Russia Orders Cut In US Diplomats In Reaction To Sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions Friday against Russia, Iran and North Korea and sent it to...

    Trump’s hitman melts down: But is there method to Anthony Scaramucci’s madness?
    Jul28

    Trump’s hitman melts down: But is there method to Anthony Scaramucci’s madness?

    Anthony Scaramucci (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) I’m not sure how many more days like Thursday this country can take. The most important event was the defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill in the Senate — which actually happened in the wee hours of Friday morning — with Sen. John McCain casting a dramatic “no” vote to scuttle...

    Why Russia Ordered the U.S. to Reduce Its Diplomatic Staff
    Jul28

    Why Russia Ordered the U.S. to Reduce Its Diplomatic Staff

    Russia ordered the U.S. Friday to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country to 455 and seized two American diplomatic properties, in retaliation for similar steps ordered by the Obama administration last December and a sweeping sanctions bill approved this week by the U.S. Congress.“The Russian side is suspending as of August 1 the use by the...

    Saakashvili’s Options Limited After Losing Ukrainian Citizenship 
    Jul28

    Saakashvili’s Options Limited After Losing Ukrainian Citizenship 

    What’s next for Mikheil Saakashvili — the former Georgian president who is now effectively stateless after being stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions
    Jul28

    Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions Friday against Russia, Iran and North Korea and sent it to...

    Ukrainian Inventor Builds Wooden “Robots”
    Jul28

    Ukrainian Inventor Builds Wooden “Robots”

    Ukrainian Dmitry Balandin operates a construction crane for a living. And for fun, he builds elaborate robot-like models out of hundreds of wooden parts. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fishermen’s Brexit and the Next Moon Landing: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jul28

    Fishermen’s Brexit and the Next Moon Landing: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Shifting Current Matthew Bremner | Roads & Kingdoms“There are now only 4,000 active fishermen in Scotland, down from 8,000 in 1970. Since 1996, the size of the Scottish fleet has been reduced by more than 219 boats, and where there were once 20 flourishing harbors scattered across its coast, there are now only three. The problem, fishermen...

    4 House Republicans Seek Answers on FBI Probe of Clinton Email
    Jul28

    4 House Republicans Seek Answers on FBI Probe of Clinton Email

    As President Donald Trump calls for the Justice Department to probe the actions of his vanquished opponent, Hillary Clinton, four Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee want another look at the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton email scandal. The four Republican lawmakers–Florida’s Matt Gaetz, Arizona’s Andy Biggs,...