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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 sure ...and more »

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

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive. July 30, 2017 7.30pm EDT • Updated July 31, 2017 3.22pm EDT. John ...and more »

Sanctions retaliation: Russia tells US to cut embassy staff, stop using storage facilities - RT

Moscow has told the US to reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, and is also halting the use of embassy storage facilities in the capital, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The retaliatory move comes after the US ...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 »

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

Even before he signed the bill, the Russian government retaliated by seizing two American diplomatic properties and ordering the United States to reduce its embassy staff members in Russia by 755 people.Published On July 28, 2017 CreditImage by Doug ...and more »

Vladimir Putin to America: You've Let Me Down - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating ...and more »

Trump plans to sign new Russia sanctions bill, White House says - Washington Post

President Trump plans to sign legislation slapping new punitive sanctions on Russia over election meddling, the White House said Friday, effectively ending hopes for the fresh start with Moscow that he came into office promising to seek. Trump opposed ...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 »

Russia risks decades of low growth under US sanctions: Putin adviser - Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia risks being saddled with U.S. sanctions for decades, curbing economic growth and preventing it from regaining its status as a leading economic power, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. Former Russian ...and more »

The War Over Who Controls US Foreign Policy Has Begun - Foreign Policy (blog)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on health care and Republicans' inability thus far to replace or repeal the Affordable Care Act, during a lunch with members of Congress in the State Dining Room of the ...and more »