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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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Trump Jr meeting: Russia lobbyist confirms attendance

A former Soviet counter-intelligence official attended a meeting last year with senior aides to President Donald Trump and his son, it has emerged. Rinat Akhmetshin, now a lobbyist, told AP news agency he was present at the encounter in Trump Tower. Donald Trump Jr was …

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Trump Jr emails show Russia communication

US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain showing he was offered “sensitive” information on Hillary Clinton by a Russian national. Publicist Rob Goldstone tells Donald Trump Jr that there is information that is “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr …

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G20 leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

HAMBURG -UNS – Leaders of 19 nations at the G20 summit in Germany have renewed their pledge to implement the Paris deal on climate change, despite the US pulling out. Deadlock over the issue had held up the last day of talks in Hamburg but …

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Twitter users comment on Melania meeting Putin

WASHIGTON -UNS: Twitter users across the world are commenting on the picture of First Lady of The United States (FLOTUS) Melania Trump meeting Russian President Vladmir Putin. A picture of Putin, beaming while meeting Melania, went viral on Twitter. The users of the micro-blogging website …

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China, Russia pledge to play role of ballast stone for world peace

MOSCOW- Xinhua/UNS- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin pledged here Tuesday to build strong China-Russia ties into a ballast stone for world peace and stability as their two countries seek to coordinate even more closely for a better world. The two …

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Xi to visit Russia, Germany, attend G20 summit

BEIJING -Xinhua/UNS- Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Russia and Germany from July 3 to 6. According to Chinese Foreign Ministry Xi is invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu …

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