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US embassy staff and Russian officials in tense stand-off over Moscow dacha after Putin expels diplomats - The Independent;

US embassy staff and Russian officials in tense stand-off over Moscow dacha after Putin expels diplomats - The Independent

The IndependentUS embassy staff and Russian officials in tense stand-off over Moscow dacha after Putin expels diplomatsThe IndependentA stand-off has reportedly developed outside a building used by US embassy staff after Russia ordered the White House to reduce its diplomatic staff by 60 per cent. Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the ultimatum amid tensions with the US over a ...and more »

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions - US official - Reuters UK

No let-up in spying amid tit-for-tat Russian sanctions - US officialReuters UKWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia still runs a versatile spying campaign against the United States despite sanctions and daily publicity about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top U.S. counter-intelligence official said in ...and more »

White House Reviewing Options to Respond to Russia Expelling US Diplomats - Sputnik International;

White House Reviewing Options to Respond to Russia Expelling US Diplomats - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalWhite House Reviewing Options to Respond to Russia Expelling US DiplomatsSputnik InternationalThe White House is looking into options to respond to Russia's decision to expel US diplomats, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said during a press briefing on Monday. © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Fedorenko. US Unlikely to Shift From Agreements on ...and more »

Russia defends slashing US diplomats as hope fades of better ties - Daily Sabah

Russia defends slashing US diplomats as hope fades of better tiesDaily SabahMoscow justified its decision to purge U.S. diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. "We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change ...and more »

US Unlikely to Shift From Agreements on Syria Over Diplomats' Expulsion - Sputnik International;

US Unlikely to Shift From Agreements on Syria Over Diplomats' Expulsion - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalUS Unlikely to Shift From Agreements on Syria Over Diplomats' ExpulsionSputnik InternationalMoscow does not expect Washington to shift from the agreements on Syria after Russia's decision to cut the US diplomatic personnel, since combating terrorism remained a priority for both states, Viktor Ozerov, the chairman of the Defense and Security ...and more »

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia - Reuters;

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia - Reuters

ReutersKremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in RussiaReutersThe flag of the U.S. flies outside the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 31, 2017.Anton Vaganov. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has ordered the United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let ...and more »

No Prospect of Let-Up in Russia-US Tensions - Financial Tribune;

No Prospect of Let-Up in Russia-US Tensions - Financial Tribune

Financial TribuneNo Prospect of Let-Up in Russia-US TensionsFinancial TribuneLawmakers said the recent sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia and the harsh reciprocal steps taken by Kremlin are indications that differences between the two world powers are diverging rather than converging. In a recent talk with ICANA, ...and more »

Russia Says New US Sanctions Forced It to Respond - New York Times;

Russia Says New US Sanctions Forced It to Respond - New York Times

New York TimesRussia Says New US Sanctions Forced It to RespondNew York TimesPresident Vladimir V. Putin of Russia met with President Trump for the first time during the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany, this month. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. MOSCOW — Even as it sought to punish the United ...and more »

Honolulu makes looking at electronic devices in crosswalks illegal - WCBD News 2;

Honolulu makes looking at electronic devices in crosswalks illegal - WCBD News 2

WCBD News 2Honolulu makes looking at electronic devices in crosswalks illegalWCBD News 2HONOLULU, HI (KHON) — Honolulu will ban pedestrians from using electronic devices while crossing the street. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a bill into law Thursday that makes it illegal for pedestrians to look at electronic devices while ...and more »

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

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

The Denver PostPutin says the US diplomatic mission in Russia needs to cut 755 employees. What do all these people do?The Denver PostRussian President Vladmir Putin attends a celebration in Moscow on Friday. (AFP/Getty photo)<!–IPTC: Russian President Vladmir Putin (C) attends a celebration of the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in ...and more »

Better Late Than Never: Russia's Expulsion of US Diplomats Was 'Long Overdue' - Sputnik International;

Better Late Than Never: Russia's Expulsion of US Diplomats Was 'Long Overdue' - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalBetter Late Than Never: Russia's Expulsion of US Diplomats Was 'Long Overdue'Sputnik InternationalRussia has taken measures to cut the US diplomatic presence in Russia by 755 personnel, choosing not to wait for President Trump to sign a new anti-Russian sanctions bill prepared by Congress. US politics expert Vladimir Vasilyev says Moscow's ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesPutin's Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires SpectacularlyNew York TimesJust days after Congress approved more sanctions against Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin retaliated by forcing the dismissal of hundreds of employees from American diplomatic posts in the country. By NATALIE RENEAU on Publish Date July 28, 2017.and more »

Dangerous escalation: On Russia's expulsion US staff - The Hindu

Dangerous escalation: On Russia's expulsion US staffThe HinduRussia's expulsion of U.S. mission staff could lock the two countries into a retaliatory spiral. Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to cut the U.S. diplomatic presence in the country by 755 signals a serious escalation in tensions between the ...and more »

Russia defends slashing of US embassy staff - The Daily Star

Russia defends slashing of US embassy staffThe Daily StarMoscow yesterday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that Washington ...and more »

Why Europe Doesn't Like America's New Russia Sanctions - U.S. News & World Report;

Why Europe Doesn't Like America's New Russia Sanctions - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportWhy Europe Doesn't Like America's New Russia SanctionsU.S. News & World ReportOfficials worry Moscow won't be the only one hurt by the looming new measures. By Andrew Soergel, Economy Reporter | July 31, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Why Europe Doesn't Like America's New Russia ...and more »

Russia urges US to fix ties after cutting diplomatic staff - Newsday;

Russia urges US to fix ties after cutting diplomatic staff - Newsday

NewsdayRussia urges US to fix ties after cutting diplomatic staffNewsdayMOSCOW — Amid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States on Monday to show the “political will” to repair ties. President Vladimir Putin's move to cut hundreds of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia ...and more »

Russia-US rift escalates amid new sanctions, diplomatic expulsions - Globalnews.ca;

Russia-US rift escalates amid new sanctions, diplomatic expulsions - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caRussia-US rift escalates amid new sanctions, diplomatic expulsionsGlobalnews.caU.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7. Relations between the two countries are strained amid new sanctions and diplomatic expulsions.and more »

America Declares Economic War Against Europe - Center for Research on Globalization;

America Declares Economic War Against Europe - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationAmerica Declares Economic War Against EuropeCenter for Research on GlobalizationOn Friday night, July 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign into law the increased economic sanctions (passed by 98-2 in the Senate and 419-3 in the House) against any business that is declared to have “knowingly provided goods or ...and more »

Putin Defends Massive Cut in US Diplomatic Staff in Russia - Voice of America;

Putin Defends Massive Cut in US Diplomatic Staff in Russia - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaPutin Defends Massive Cut in US Diplomatic Staff in RussiaVoice of AmericaRussian President Vladimir Putin is defending his massive cut in the size of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia, saying it had waited long enough for relations with Washington to improve. Putin said he had hoped "the situation would perhaps change ...and more »

Russia's Expulsion of Staff From the US Embassy in Moscow Is Unprecedented and Huge - Center for Research on Globalization;

Russia's Expulsion of Staff From the US Embassy in Moscow Is Unprecedented and Huge - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationRussia's Expulsion of Staff From the US Embassy in Moscow Is Unprecedented and HugeCenter for Research on GlobalizationRussia's expulsion of 755 personnel from US diplomatic missions in Russia is of an unprecedented scale in modern history and could deal a devastating blow to US intelligence and 'democracy promotion' operations in Russia. By Alexander Mercouris.and more »