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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…...

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...

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...

Congress Comes to an Agreement on Russia Sanctions
Jul23

Congress Comes to an Agreement on Russia Sanctions

Congress reached an agreement Saturday on sanctions against Russia for its election-meddling and invasion of Crimea. The latest version of the bill also includes sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and gives Congress veto power that could block President Trump from easing any sanctions on Moscow.The bill, which could be on Trump’s desk...

Trump Jr., Manafort May Testify Privately In Front Of Senate
Jul22

Trump Jr., Manafort May Testify Privately In Front Of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman won’t be forced to testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said. The Senate Judiciary Committee initially called...

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...

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