• US Senate Clears Russian Sanctions Bill, Sends To White House
US Senate Clears Russian Sanctions Bill, Sends To White House

No one knows exactly how many people work at the U.S. Embassy, but Russian parliamentary vice-speaker Sergei Zheleznyak claims the move will kick out 700 people. The ministry said that this was in response to the passing of a new bill on sanctions by the Senate late Thursday. "It also allows Congress to reject presidential efforts to waive or...

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  • Congress has tied Trump's hands on Russian sanctions
Congress has tied Trump's hands on Russian sanctions

President Donald Trump will sign a bill imposing sanctions against Russian Federation, the White House announced Friday night. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin approved the ministry statement as a response to the U.S."Of course, such measures are impossible without authorization by the president",...

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  • Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump
Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

The new legislation will effectively tie the President's hands when it comes to lifting sanctions. Two days later, the U.S. Congress amped up the pressure, passing legislation that expands sanctions against Russian Federation and limits Trump's ability to remove those already in place.

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

Signing the measure would dilute his power. "The Senate's overwhelming vote today sends an important message that America will not tolerate attacks on our democracy or national security interests, and that we will respond to such attacks with strength, resolve, common goal, and action", McCain said.

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  • Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions
Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

Embassy. Moscow's latest move comes a day after the US Senate passed sweeping legislation slapping new sanctions on Russian Federation and limiting President Donald Trump's ability to remove them. It also imposes restrictions on anyone involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and those who do business with them. The bill also slaps Iran and N...

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  • Trump blasts Senate rules in Saturday morning tweets
Trump blasts Senate rules in Saturday morning tweets

He turned out to be the executioner. Schumer urged the Senate to return to "regular order" - a loose shorthand for following the Senate's standard legislative procedure, and which the Republicans' Obamacare repeal efforts have not followed - and said Democrats were prepared to work across the aisle on certain issues.

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  • Trump names John Kelly chief of staff
Trump names John Kelly chief of staff

An ongoing public fighting between Scaramucci and Priebus had dominated the headlines in recent days. Scaramucci also referred to Priebus as a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac ", and intimated that he expected him to soon depart the West Wing.

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  • Senate Health Care Vote: Here's Where They Left Off and What's Next
Senate Health Care Vote: Here's Where They Left Off and What's Next

US Senate Republicans ha ve failed to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said after the bill failed early Friday that he would move to other legislative business in the upcoming week.

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  • European Union 'vigilant' on new United States sanctions on Russian Federation
European Union 'vigilant' on new United States sanctions on Russian Federation

A Russian foreign ministry statement demanded the United States cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 - the same number Moscow has in the United States - in a move sources said could force out hundreds of diplomats.

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  • European Commission rep: EU closely watching developments around US' anti-Russian sanctions
European Commission rep: EU closely watching developments around US' anti-Russian sanctions

Signing the measure would dilute his power. The Russian-EU relations will become more constructive amid the U.S. decision to introduce new sanctions against Moscow, the Russian State Duma's International Affairs Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky told the Rossiya 24 broadcaster.

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  • Democrats Praise Republican McCain After Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare
Democrats Praise Republican McCain After Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare

Republicans faced intense pressure to repeal the Affordable Care Act , but they had nobody to blame for that but themselves. He raised his right arm toward the clerk and sharply turned his thumb down . "As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal ". They can adopt Mr. Trump's call for yet another scorched-earth campaign. Des...

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  • McCain Rebuffed Last-Minute Pleas From GOPers Before Voting Down Repeal
McCain Rebuffed Last-Minute Pleas From GOPers Before Voting Down Repeal

It's consistent with what we told the American people we'd try to accomplish in four straight election if they gave us a chance". Trump's failure sent the dollar down against a basket of other currencies on Friday. McCain returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday just 10 days after finding out that he has an aggressive form of brain cancer. The party...

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  • Amit Shah eyes Parliament; to contest Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat
Amit Shah eyes Parliament; to contest Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat

If the BJP manages win all three Rajya Sabha seats, it will be a shot in the arm for the ruling party in Gujarat ahead of this year's assembly election, party leaders said. This will make sure that Amit Shah who is Number 2 in the Party until now will also be the Number 2 in the Government. Of the total 11 Rajya Sabha members from the State, the ...

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  • Hertha Berlin vs Liverpool friendly
Hertha Berlin vs Liverpool friendly

Hertha had a chance to reduced the deficit in the 76th minute but Vladimir Stocker curling free-kick was tipped over the crossbar Simon Mignolet . Georginio Wijnaldum made it 2-0 before half-time, and Liverpool were cruising as the hosts struggled with the task at hand.

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  • Frustrated in defeat, Trump threatens health care of voters -- and lawmakers
Frustrated in defeat, Trump threatens health care of voters -- and lawmakers

Members of Congress and many staffers were removed from Federal Employee Health Benefits structure and put into the new insurance exchanges set up by ObamaCare in 2010. With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of United States counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider...

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  • Trump's Foreign Policy Is Jeopardized After Senate Approves Sanctions Against Russia
Trump's Foreign Policy Is Jeopardized After Senate Approves Sanctions Against Russia

The sanctions against Iran, modelled on previous executive orders, were created to punish entities that support terrorism, sell weapons to the country, or help its ballistic missile programme. embassy, it would far outweigh the Obama administration's expulsion of 35 Russians in December. The administration also sanctioned people in Putin's inner ci...

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  • 'Transparent' Season 4 Trailer Sends the Pfeffermans to Israel
'Transparent' Season 4 Trailer Sends the Pfeffermans to Israel

Luckily, the just-released full trailer for the upcoming season does nothing of the sort, instead capturing the flailing-while-floating-through-life sensation that the show often so deftly creates. " Transparent ", the groundbreaking Amazon series about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a transgender parent, will be coming to Israel this fall in i...

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  • Russia's Putin signs Russian-Armenian military grouping deal into law
Russia's Putin signs Russian-Armenian military grouping deal into law

This comes after the USA senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea, before sending it to President Donald Trump to sign. Embassy in Russian Federation to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. "The United States will respond to this with new measures". The U.S.

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  • Blast near Pak-Iran border kills at least four
Blast near Pak-Iran border kills at least four

He, however, said the nature of blast could not be immediately ascertained. "The injured have been shifted to a hospital in Quetta ", he said. Balochistan CM expressed grief on the loss of precious lives, promising medical treatment for those injured.

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  • RSS activist killed in Thiruvananthapuram, hartal in Kerala on Sunday
RSS activist killed in Thiruvananthapuram, hartal in Kerala on Sunday

He succumbed to the injuries at a private hospital here. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan announced the hartal, terming it the attack on party workers "government sponsored". The BJP leaders were quick to accuse the CPM of executing the attack. For the past two weeks, an uneasy calm has been prevailing in the capital district, with the act...

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