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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

It's official: Congress has handcuffed Donald Trump on Russia - Vox

It's official: Congress has handcuffed Donald Trump on Russia. On Wednesday morning, President Trump grudgingly signed a bill into law that imposes new sanctions on Russia and sharply limits his ability to lift them. Since the bill sailed through ...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 »

Russian propaganda has flooded US airwaves. How about some reciprocity? - Washington Post

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN is a fresh convert to the principle of reciprocity in his dealings with the United States. He ought to take it a step further. On Friday, the Russian leader, irked at a sanctions bill that sailed through Congress, confiscated ...and more »

Russia Seizes 2 US Properties and Orders Embassy to Cut Staff - New York Times

MOSCOW — Russia took its first steps on Friday to retaliate against proposed American sanctions for Moscow's suspected meddling in the 2016 election, seizing two American diplomatic properties in Russia and ordering the United States Embassy to reduce ...and more »

Putin says the US diplomatic mission in Russia needs to cut 755 employees. What do all these people do? - Washington Post

MOSCOW — When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Russia would have to cut 755 diplomatic and technical staff, many people had the same first thought: We have 755 diplomats in Russia for ...and more »

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 »