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Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive - The Conversation CA

Donald Trump's supporters have a new rallying cry in defence of the American president: “Let Trump be Trump!” I am a U.S.-born linguist, an expert in Caucasian languages and also politics, and someone who advised the Bill Clinton White House on Russia ...and more »

Putin tells US to cut 755 diplomatic staff under new sanctions -

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 under new sanctions from Moscow. Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction by Sept. 1 in the ...and more »

It looks like it's all falling apart between Trump and Putin – but there are reasons to be optimistic - The Independent

The sanctions bill going through Congress is an initiative not of Trump, but of Congress and reflects both its hostility towards Russia and its suspicion that Trump wanted to do a deal behind its back. Mary Dejevsky @IndyVoices; Thursday 27 July 2017 ...and more »

Congress has tied Trump's hands on Russian sanctions - Vox

President Donald Trump will sign a bill imposing sanctions against Russia, the White House announced Friday night. The legislation enshrines into law sanctions that the Obama White House placed on the country for meddling in the 2016 presidential ...and more »

How pragmatic Finland deals with its Russian neighbour - BBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin is travelling to Finland at a symbolic time: the country is celebrating its 100th year of independence from Russia. And the visit will be rich in symbolism. Mr Putin will join his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto on ...and more »

How US Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries - TIME

Sanctions are back in the news — though if you're President Donald Trump, that's not a good thing. Here's a look at the current state of U.S. sanctions on a few key countries and how they're faring. Russia. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives ...and more »

Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own ...and more »

Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders US to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755 - New York Times

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin announced Sunday that the American diplomatic mission in Russia must reduce its staff by 755 employees, an aggressive response to new American sanctions that seemed ripped right from the Cold War playbook ...and more »

Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia - NPR

William Browder knows Vladimir Putin's Russia all too well. Browder made a fortune in Russia, in the process uncovering, he says, incredible amounts of fraud and corruption. When he tried to report it to authorities, the government kicked him out of ...and more »

Putin: US must cut diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 - The Guardian

Moscow also plans to seize two US diplomatic properties in retaliation for new American sanctions targeting Russia. Reuters. Sun 30 Jul 2017 20.44 EDT First published on Sun 30 Jul 2017 12.26 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email.and more »