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

It said Russian Federation has done its "utmost" to normalize bilateral relations and develop cooperation with the USA on the important issues. The ministry said it was seizing holiday properties and a warehouse used by USA diplomats. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Friday. Yet Trump remained bullish on the prospect of working with Putin. If the United States pushes back in... [Full Article...]

New White House chief of staff aided police in 1992 LA riots

New White House chief of staff aided police in 1992 LA riots Almost all White House staffers, including several Assistants to the President, were unaware of the news before Trump tweeted . The presence of Scaramucci , known as the Mooch and who would report directly to Trump (and not Priebus), prompted White House press secretary Sean Spicer to resign . [Full Article...]

Russia Sanctions Bill Heads to Trump After Senate's Approval

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Friday that the Senate vote was the last straw. "He may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are, or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians", Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN on Thursday . [Full Article...]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared as interim Pakistan Prime Minister

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared as interim Pakistan Prime Minister In order to become the Prime Minister, he would first have to be elected to Parliament. It is not clear so far that who will be appointed to the post till the elections next year. Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned on Friday after the Supreme Court of Pakistan, disqualified him from holding the post following a probe on the Panama Papers case that exposed illegal family ... [Full Article...]

Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version

Moscow's retaliation, announced by the foreign ministry on Friday, had echoes of the Cold War. The new USA legislation all but dashed Mr Trump's hopes for warmer ties with Moscow as his administration is dogged by congressional and special counsel investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. [Full Article...]

IRGC raps United States repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf

IRGC raps United States repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf U.S. warships fired several warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf in what Tehran calls another "provocative and unprofessional move". The Revolutionary Guards are a paramilitary force that answers directly to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In January 2016, the Iranians briefly captured the crew of two small United States patrol boats that strayed into Iranian... [Full Article...]

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner Putin said a lot of Russian diplomats had been expelled "without any particular reason" - a reference to sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in December for Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 United States election - and said there had also been problems in business "which had no foundation at all". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote Constitution and tradition give the president leeway on global affairs, Congress increasingly has sought to limit Trump's ability to make unilateral decisions over Russian Federation policy. Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. Moscow also suspended from "August 1 use by the United States embassy of all warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Se... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspends United States embassy use of diplomatic properties in Moscow

The bill now has to be either signed or vetoed by US President Donald Trump . The statement comes after Moscow's decision to reduce the number of U.S. But the Russian foreign ministry yesterday attacked what it called the "extreme aggressiveness of the United States in worldwide affairs". Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin didn't wait for Trump's reaction to the sanctions bill because "the... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Speaking just before the Senate passed the bill , Republican Senator John McCain, a leading congressional voice calling for a firm line against Russian Federation, said the USA "needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy". [Full Article...]

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly Trump's chief of staff said that he resigned from the position and Trump accepted. So how did Mr Priebus go from Oval Office gatekeeper to following his political allies in the Trump administration out the door. People who know Kelly told The Associated Press that he was not aware of the details of those initial orders until around the time that Trump signed them. [Full Article...]

Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'

The ministry says the USA has until September 1 to cut the number of its staff at the Moscow embassy and at three consulates to match the exact number of Russian diplomats who are working in the US - 455 people, according to the ministry's announcement. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lifts laptop ban on Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul

United Kingdom lifts laptop ban on Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul The downpour left some cars and buses submerged or stranded. The city's tram service between the Bağcılar suburb to Kabataş on the banks of the Bosporus was also suspended. Around 230 trees were uprooted, almost 90 roofs collapsed and a number of fires broke out but were quickly extinguished, it said, adding that further storms were possible in the night. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Trump expected to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok. The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. During a visit to Finland this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced United States actions as "cynical and boorish". He added that possible amendments to the bill would not change the "essence" of the matte... [Full Article...]

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill he opposed

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill he opposed Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, hedged the inevitability that Trump will sign, telling CNN's New Day on Thursday that the president "may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians". [Full Article...]

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps The ministry said the figure was equivalent to the number of Russian diplomatic staff accredited for work in the US. It also blocked access to the USA diplomatic staff to a dacha in Serebryany Bor on the northwestern outskirts of the city and to a warehouse used by the embassy. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation boots U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok into precise compliance with the number of Russian diplomats and technical personnel who are in the United States by September 1", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 28. The legislation bars Trump from easing or waiving the penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. President Vladimir Putin initially held off from retaliating, saying ... [Full Article...]

The Head Of Boy Scouts Apologizes For Trump's Insane Speech To Children

The Head Of Boy Scouts Apologizes For Trump's Insane Speech To Children My son is an Eagle Scout, and for several years I held leadership positions. Michael Surbaugh , chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts of America , does not need to apologize to his Scouts or us. As the speech went on, it became clear that President Trump had two audiences that he was swapping his attention between, the Boy Scouts and the press. [Full Article...]

White House expects Russian Federation and Iran sanctions bill may undergo more changes

White House expects Russian Federation and Iran sanctions bill may undergo more changes In addition, the US Embassy will not be allowed to use all storage facilities on Dorozhnaya Street in Moscow and country houses near in Serebryany Bor from August 1. President Trump should sign this bill as soon as it hits his desk. Trump has repeatedly expressed a desire to improve diplomatic relations with Russian Federation - a position made awkward by the ongoing investigations into possibl... [Full Article...]

Gingrich predicts 'more orderly and disciplined' White House with Kelly

Gingrich predicts 'more orderly and disciplined' White House with Kelly Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. But Priebus had also been a steady hand inside a West Wing that often found itself off-balance. "So this is not like a situation where there's a bunch of ill-will feelings", Priebus said. [Full Article...]


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