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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 »

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 »

Putin's Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly - New York Times

A little more than a year after the Russian effort to interfere in the American presidential election came to light, the diplomatic fallout — an unraveling of the relationship between Moscow and Washington on a scale not seen in decades — is taking ...and more »

Putin Has Run Out of Patience With Trump - Slate Magazine (blog)

In retaliation for new U.S. sanctions, Russia announced Friday that it is reducing the number of U.S. diplomats in the country and shutting down the U.S. Embassy's recreational retreat outside Moscow. It will now cap the number of U.S. diplomats ...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 »

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 »

Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill, White House Says - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Friday night that President Trump would sign legislation imposing sweeping sanctions against Russia and curtailing his own power to lift them by himself, bowing to the near-universal bipartisan will of Congress at ...and more »

White House: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill - CNN International

(CNN) President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of Russia sanctions legislation and plans to sign it, the White House announced Friday night. Trump read early drafts of the bill, negotiated elements of it and "based on its responsiveness to ...and more »

Putin orders cut of 755 personnel at US missions - Washington Post

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 people, signaling a significant escalation in the Russian response to American ...and more »