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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 »

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 »

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 »

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff - Zee News;

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff - Zee News

Zee NewsRussia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staffZee NewsAmid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States today to show the "political will" to repair ties. . PTI| Last Updated: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 00:14. Comment. 0. Comment. Russia urges US to fix ties ...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-US Relations May Reach a Point of No-Return - Georgia Today;

Russia-US Relations May Reach a Point of No-Return - Georgia Today

Georgia TodayRussia-US Relations May Reach a Point of No-ReturnGeorgia TodayRelations between Russia and the US are at the their lowest since the end of the Cold War. Recent developments over the last several days have shown that there remains very little for Washington and Moscow to improve their relations with. Despite at ...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 »

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

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia - AOL

AOLKremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in RussiaAOLMOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) - The Kremlin has ordered the United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let go will be Russian citizens, tempering the impact of a measure adopted in retaliation for new U.S ...and more »

As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win - The Guardian;

As the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can win - The Guardian

The GuardianAs the US and EU square off over Russia sanctions, only Putin can winThe GuardianInstead of applauding Washington's moves against Putin, the EU is furious. Russia's leader is again profiting from the craziness around Donald Trump • Natalie Nougayrède is a Guardian columnist. Pipes for the proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline between ...and more »

Kremlin to Washington: Your choice which 755 diplomatic staff to cut from embassy - Business Insider;

Kremlin to Washington: Your choice which 755 diplomatic staff to cut from embassy - Business Insider

Business InsiderKremlin to Washington: Your choice which 755 diplomatic staff to cut from embassyBusiness InsiderPutin Trump The vast majority of the United States' roughly 1,200 embassy and consulate staff in Russia are Russian citizens. AP. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States can include its local employees among the 755 diplomatic staff it must cut in Russia, ...and more »

US SANCTIONS: Russia intensifies retaliation, expels 755 US diplomats - Newburgh Gazette

US SANCTIONS: Russia intensifies retaliation, expels 755 US diplomatsNewburgh GazetteMeanwhile, the president has been trying to walk the tight rope to maintain amicable relations with the country amid deepening anger in the US over Moscow's meddling in the presidential elections. "We waited for quite some time that maybe something ...and more »

Trump is silent as Russia issues harsh retaliation over sanctions - ThinkProgress;

Trump is silent as Russia issues harsh retaliation over sanctions - ThinkProgress

ThinkProgressTrump is silent as Russia issues harsh retaliation over sanctionsThinkProgressU.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File. President Donald Trump has said nothing about his Russian counterpart's decision to ...and more »

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

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

The AtlanticVladimir Putin to America: You've Let Me DownThe AtlanticLike ​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 »

Putin is playing hardball with Trump. And Trump is conspicuously silent. - Washington Post;

Putin is playing hardball with Trump. And Trump is conspicuously silent. - Washington Post

Washington PostPutin is playing hardball with Trump. And Trump is conspicuously silent.Washington PostPresident Trump and his allies have a ready-made defense for whenever he viciously attacks his opponents: He's a counterpuncher. “Remember, one thing that everybody has said: I'm a counter-puncher,” he told The Washington Post during the GOP ...and more »

With Russia sanctions bill Congress takes charge (Editorial) - MassLive.com

With Russia sanctions bill Congress takes charge (Editorial)MassLive.comU.S. and Russian flags hung at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 28, 2017. Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in ...and more »