Russia Sanctions Bill Passes in Senate 97-2

The Senate voted to impose a new round of sanctions on Russia on Wednesday over “aggressive behavior,” tacked onto another resolution that will also put sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Known as the Crapo Amendment, the bill is intended to “impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation and to combat terrorism and…

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North Korea Releases American Prisoner, Said to be in Coma

American university student Otto Warmbier has been released after 17 months of captivity in North Korea, but he is in a coma and in need of immediate medical treatment, a former U.S. official said Tuesday. “Otto has been in a coma for over a year now and urgently needs proper medical care in the United…

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Russia Slams “Absurd” Trump Demands, Warns Tillerson “Don’t Strike Syria Again”

Amid attempts to “clarify areas of sharp difference,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blasted the Trump administration’s “ambiguous and contradictory” foreign policy at the start of talks with Tillerson in Moscow Wednesday calling the demand for the Kremlin to abandon Assad “absurd.” Furthermore, he warned Tillerson that Russia “believes it’s fundamentally important not to let these…

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