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US govt bans agencies from using Russian cybersecurity software

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage, reported The Independent. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a …

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BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership

By Vladimir Putin The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen, China, on September 4 and 5. I consider it important in this regard to present Russia’s approaches to cooperation within the framework of this large and respected association and to share my views …

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FM to embark on China,Russia,Turkey tour to discuss US policy

BY BAQIR SAJJAD SAYED/UNS ISLAMABAD : Foreign Minister Khawaja Muham­mad Asif will next week embark on a three-nation regional tour for consultations on the new American policy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The dates for the trip, which would take the minister to China, Russia …

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President Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but slams it as ‘flawed’

WASHINGTON -UNS: U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday but he slammed the legislation as infringing on his powers to shape foreign policy, saying he could make “far better deals” with governments than Congress. After signing a bill that …

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Why are there so many US diplomats working in Russia?

By Tara McKelvey Hundreds of people work for the US in Moscow and other Russian cities. What are they all doing there? Over the weekend Russia President Vladimir Putin said that the US had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country by more than …

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Russia urges US to abandon sanctions diktat to normalize relations

MOSCOW -UNS/Xinhua- It is important for Washington to show political will and discard attempts of sanctions diktat for the sake of improving relations between Russia and the United States, the Kremlin said Monday. “The way out of this situation is through displaying political will to …

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Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

MOSCOW -UNS: Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday announced counter measures in response to tough new sanctions proposed by the United States, ordering Washington to reduce its diplomatic staff. Moscow ordered the US to reduce its diplomatic presence in Russia to 455 diplomats and staff and …

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US House to pass sanctions against Russia, Iran, NKorea

WASHINGTON -UNS : The US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to slap new sanctions against Russia, a move that limits President Donald Trump’s ability to tinker with the penalties and has also triggered uproar in Moscow and Europe. The legislation, which is the result of …

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Trump,Putin had another, undisclosed conversation

WASHINGTON -UNS – US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. …

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Russia ready to expel US diplomats if no deal struck on Monday: FM

MOSCOW -UNS/Xinhua- Russia is ready to expel a number of U.S. diplomats and seize two U.S. properties here in a tit-for-tat response if no deal is reached at a meeting of senior diplomats of the two sides in Washington on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

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