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AP News in Brief at 6:03 pm EDT - Washington Post;

AP News in Brief at 6:03 pm EDT - Washington Post

Washington PostAP News in Brief at 6:03 pm EDTWashington PostScaramucci out of White House job as John Kelly takes charge. WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job — and just hours after former Gen. John Kelly took over as President Donald ...and more »

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 »

Putin's order to expel 755 Russian diplomats will affect mostly Russians - Metro US;

Putin's order to expel 755 Russian diplomats will affect mostly Russians - Metro US

Metro USPutin's order to expel 755 Russian diplomats will affect mostly RussiansMetro USOver the weekend, Russian president Vladimir Putin responded to new sanctions levied by the U.S. Congress by ordering the removal of 755 American diplomats from U.S. embassies in Russia. But the vast majority of those will not be Americans but Russian ...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 »

MP: Russia to Retaliate If US Responds to Moscow Move to Cut Diplomatic Presence - Sputnik International;

MP: Russia to Retaliate If US Responds to Moscow Move to Cut Diplomatic Presence - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalMP: Russia to Retaliate If US Responds to Moscow Move to Cut Diplomatic PresenceSputnik InternationalIf the United States takes retaliatory measures in response to Russia's decision to reduce the number of US diplomatic staff, Moscow will come up with a tit-for-tat response, chairman of the Russian upper chamber of parliament's foreign affairs ...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 »

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia - Eyewitness News;

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsKremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in RussiaEyewitness NewsPutin said on Sunday Russia was ordering the United States to cut 755 diplomatic staff by September. FILE: Vladimir Putin. Picture: AFP. President Vladimir Putin · Kremlin · President Donald Trump · Diplomatic staff. Email; Print ...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 defends Washington diplomat cuts as hope fades of better ties - Business Day (registration);

Russia defends Washington diplomat cuts as hope fades of better ties - Business Day (registration)

Business Day (registration)Russia defends Washington diplomat cuts as hope fades of better tiesBusiness Day (registration)Moscow — Moscow justified on Monday its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties under US President Donald Trump. President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that the US will ...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 »