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    U.S. special envoy says Russian aggression to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine
    Jul23

    U.S. special envoy says Russian aggression to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine

    Kurt Volker said the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists is a key obstacle for better U.S.-Russia relations …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Huckabee Sanders Signals Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: ‘We Support Where the Legislation Is Now’
    Jul23

    Huckabee Sanders Signals Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: ‘We Support Where the Legislation Is Now’

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump will sign a bipartisan bill enacting tough sanctions on Russia, saying “we support where the legislation is now.” Sanders tied the placing of sanctions on Russia to resolution of the “situation in Ukraine,” making no mention of...

    US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions; Trump’s Reaction Unclear
    Jul23

    US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on Russia Sanctions; Trump’s Reaction Unclear

    A bipartisan group of U.S. congressional leaders has reached agreement on new sanctions against Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, along with economic penalties aimed at Iran and North Korea. The House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on the measure, which does not...

    Donald Trump’s Defenders on the Left
    Jul23

    Donald Trump’s Defenders on the Left

    When it comes to possible collusion with Russia, Donald Trump’s most interesting defenders don’t reside on the political right. They reside on the political left.Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich aren’t defending a principle. They’re defending a patron. Until recently they were ultra-hawks. Now, to downplay Russia’s...

    Report: Germany Tells Russia Breach of Sanctions Strains Ties
    Jul23

    Report: Germany Tells Russia Breach of Sanctions Strains Ties

    Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying the German government had on several occasions brought...

    Congress agrees on Russia sanctions, setting up showdown with Trump
    Jul23

    Congress agrees on Russia sanctions, setting up showdown with Trump

    Congressional negotiators from both parties agreed Saturday on a bill to punish Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The measure would handcuff President Trump’s ability to ease the sanctions on his own. Trump would have to explain to Congress why he wants to ease…...

    Lebanese and Ukrainian communities live it up at festivals
    Jul23

    Lebanese and Ukrainian communities live it up at festivals

    There was fun, national costumes, dancing and food, food, food as two of the region’s main cultural groups celebrated their heritage Saturday. Over at the St. Elias Cathedral, thousands from the Lebanese community, and non-Lebanese friends, gathered in force for the 27th year for everything from tours of the stately cathedral to traditional...

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul23

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill …read more Source:...

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul23

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had 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: Associated...

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
    Jul23

    Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had 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. The sanctions targeting Russia, however, have drawn the most attention due to President...