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Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats over new sanctions

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Several congressional committees and a federal special counsel are investigating possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign, something denied by both Trump and the Kremlin. The White House has sent mixed signals about the president's intentions. Earlier on Thursday, Sen. After White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci said President Donald Trump might veto a bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation, U.S. Read More »

White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill

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The US House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly this week to slap new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea , despite Trump's initial objections to the legislation. The measure also includes a provision that would limit Trump's authority to lift the sanctions unilaterally. In a survey published by Der Spiegel, 83 percent of Germans over 18 disapprove of the US' planned expanded sanctions on Russian Federation, with a mere six percent expressing approval. Read More »

Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto

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The minister's interview to ABC came out after Moscow made a decision to reduce the number of United States diplomatic staff in Russian Federation and suspend the use of embassy storage facilities. The EU extended its economic sanctions on Russian Federation last month. McCain asked. "Very little". The ministry said the United States had until September 1 to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, the number of Russian diplomats left in the United States after Washington ... Read More »

Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger

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Russia's ambitions to be on equal footing with the USA suffered a setback in 2014 when the Obama administration authorized sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy, including financial services, energy, mining and defense. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin didn't wait for Trump's reaction to the sanctions bill because "the form in which it emerged from the Senate had greater significance". Read More »

Russian Federation retaliates for U.S. sanctions with ouster of diplomats

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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. Earlier on Thursday, Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters: "I would guess that he (Trump) will sign it". Read More »

Trump sacks White House chief of staff, replaces with general

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He also turned his attention on senior White House officials, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus , dropping a few F-bombs and other graphic terms along the way. Ball, 38, previously worked in investment relations at SkyBridge Capital, the wealth management firm Scaramucci sold before taking his post at the White House. Read More »

Moments From GOP's Failed Health Care Vote

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After McCain cast the dramatic, decisive vote that killed the Republican-led " skinny repeal " of Obama's health care program in the early morning hours, he then called for senators from both sides of the aisle to start over on a proposed law. Read More »

Russian Federation retaliating against USA sanctions bill

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The State Department's commentary follows the White House's announcement late Friday that Donald Trump will sign the legislation, which passed 419-3 in the House, 98-2 in the Senate , making it veto-proof. He added that possible amendments to the bill would not change the "essence" of the matter. The US Embassy said Tefft had expressed his "strong disappointment and protest". Read More »

How the Senate's health care overhaul bid ground to a halt

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This was the failure of four GOP health bills - all the options that were on the table. Earlier this week, after McCain's vote advancing the health care bill, Trump was far kinder. The "skinny repeal" was a pared-down version of Republican proposals to undo Obamacare with no plan for what to replace it with. Vox's Tara Golshan was at the conference's regular Friday meeting this morning, where she spoke with conservative Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Read More »

BJP chief Shah in UP on nationwide tour

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Shah at present is an MLA from Gujarat, where BJP has a government. The latter may be moved to Defence, now being handled as an additional responsibility by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley . Sources say that Om Mathur, the high profile party functionary who has handled states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat for the party, is tipped to become the BJP president. Read More »

Klopp Pleased With Liverpool Win At Berlin

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The veteran midfielder, who spent last season at left-back and expected to feature in that position this season too, was forced off during the first half of the Premier League Asia Trophy final victory over Leicester City in Hong Kong last weekend due to a quad injury. Read More »

Trump intends to sign Russia sanctions bill: White House

But he has little choice but to sign the bill due to the enormous support for the measure on Capitol Hill. Its response suggests it has set aside initial hopes of better ties with Washington under Trump, something the U.S. The ministry also ousted the U.S. from a recreation retreat and warehouse in Moscow. The U.S. administration also expelled 35 Russia diplomats and seized two Russian compounds in the States of NY and Maryland. Read More »

Russian Federation hits back, takes 2 United States sites

Prior to being signed into law by Putin, the protocol was ratified by both chambers of the Russian Parliament. The sanctions measure has already passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 419-3. "This means we have begun a war of sanctions and diplomatic stunts", said Lukyanov, adding that there will inevitably be an escalation of tensions. Late on Monday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was still studying the bill and considering whether he would support it. Read More »

RSS activist killed in Kerala; BJP blames CPM

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The BJP has called for a hartal in Kerala on Sunday to protest against the murder. The BJP has blamed CPI-M for the attack that took place around 9 pm. "Rajesh is the latest victim in the violence CPM has unleashed", he said. He was rushed to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College by local residents, but later shifted to the private hospital. Read More »

Shehbaz Sharif to succeed Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan

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In two separate meetings on Saturday, headed by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leaders made a decision to rally behind Nawaz's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif , as his eventual successor. "I am seeing the destination of a new Pakistan in front of me", he said, announcing a rally to be held on Sunday. The rulling party also chose to rally behind Nawaz's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif , as his eventual successor. Read More »

Newhouse "disappointed" as Senate's "skinny repeal" health care bill fails

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It's time to send legislation to the president that will finally move our country beyond the failures of Obamacare. "Our constituents have suffered through an very bad lot under Obamacare". "I'm not going to vote for a bill that is awful policy and politics just to get something done", Sen. Chris Coons said of McCain's announcement. It appeared aimed at moving the process forward while protecting House Republicans from being blamed if should the entire process collapses. Read More »

Trump ousts Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

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I said I couldn't give him that information. Priebus has had a diminished profile in the White House for weeks, and the president hasn't exactly expressed support for him. No White House chief of staff's term has ended more swiftly than the former GOP chairman's short 189 days on the job. But an anecdote, reported by the The Washington Post quoting sourcesgoes a long way to show how little Trump thought of one of his top aides. Read More »

Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

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The North Korea sanctions in H.R. 3364, which incorporated H.R. 1644 introduced in May, target areas ranging from oil imports and financial activities to labor trade and ship insurance. The package also imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with them. "I'm a New Yorker, too and I know bull when I hear it", Schumer said from the Senate floor. Read More »

Trump gets a major bill, and it's Russian Federation sanctions

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Asked what its attitude was towards Donald Trump possibly vetoing the sanctions bill, the EC said that Brussels does not interfere in the us legislative process. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations. The bill prohibits ships owned by North Korea or by countries that refuse to comply with United Nations resolutions against it from operating in American waters or docking at USA ports. Read More »

Disability Advocates Relieved By Failure Of Health Bill

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Sens. John McCain , Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins joined with Democrats to oppose a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare early Friday morning, a major blow to Trump and the Republicans' congressional agenda. Today, as has been the case for most of his career, John McCain is being cheered for his independence and praised for putting country before party by both the press and many of his fellow Republicans. Read More »

Breen slips back to fifth after tough day at Rally Finland

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Latvala had won all five speed tests on Saturday in his Toyota Yaris to overhaul overnight leader Lappi and build a 8.5sec advantage over his fellow Finn. "There was nothing we could do about our retirement today", he said. "I think we were a little bit unfortunate to pick up the damage we did, a bit of continuation of the bad luck we've had this year". Read More »