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Russian Federation sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Russian Federation sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

President Vladimir Putin had warned on Thursday that Russian Federation had so far exercised restraint, but would have to retaliate against what he described as boorish and unreasonable United States behaviour. The order - which affects the US Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok - would reduce the number of US diplomatic and technical staff to 455, the same number Russian Federation has in the US, by September 1.


Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions

Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions

The bill, which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Trump to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation, will now be sent to the White House for Trump to sign into law or veto. It was not immediately clear how many U.S. diplomats and other workers would be forced to leave either the country or their posts, but the Interfax news agency cited an informed source as saying "hundreds" of people would be affected.


Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that he was "g$3 rateful to Reince for his friendship and service to America", adding that Priebus has "been a huge part of our success!" "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" he said. Trump's decision to replace Priebus was announced just after Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington Friday. The motorcade reportedly dumped Priebus immediately after Trump's announcement, according to a pool report by ...


Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions

USA sanctions against Russian Federation are "absolutely illegal from the point of view of worldwide law", Putin said. It is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 USA presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad.


US sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea

US sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea

Vowing retaliation over the new sanctions approved by USA lawmakers, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Russian Federation is not ruling out any steps o bring the U.S.to its senses. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations. It was not immediately clear how many diplomats and staff would have to stop working at the main U.S.


20 years of United States trade with Russian Federation

20 years of United States trade with Russian Federation

Trump's willingness to support the measure is a remarkable acknowledgement that he has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. Moreover, the ministry said that it reserves the reciprocal right to hit U.S. interests in response to the USA sanctions bill. McCain asked. "Very little".