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Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia

President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a bill that will impose further sanctions on Russia and gives Congress new powers to block him from easing sanctions against Moscow in the future, the White House has confirmed. “President Donald J.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin slammed the intensifying probe into Russian meddling in the US presidential election, saying it bore witness to "a rise in anti-Russian hysteria" in Washington.

Russia Retaliates for Sanctions, Putin Denounces ‘Anti-Russian Hysteria’

Russia delivered its long-threatened retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Friday, announcing that a number of American diplomats will be dismissed from Russia, and a retreat used by American personnel will be closed, along with some warehouses. These measures are, more or less, a mirror image of the sanctions imposed in the last days of the Obama administration to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Rohrabacher Loses Top Aide Over Russia Ties

Paul Behrends, a top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and staff director for his House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, was fired on Wednesday after several news reports revealed his alleged ties with pro-Russia lobbyists.

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Adam Schiff Crosses a Line in Scrutiny of Trump-Putin Meeting

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, crossed the line from scrutiny of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election into scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Wednesday, when he appeared on CNN to blast Trump for a supposed “second meeting” with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg last week.

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Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential elections, contrary to claims by his critics and opponents. Trump made his comments during an interview by Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network

Turkish soldiers stand in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus on September 2, 2016 in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis

U.S. and Russia Announce Ceasefire for Syria After Trump-Putin Meeting

On Friday, as President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. State Department confirmed the two sides had reached a ceasefire agreement in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it, “the first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.”

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