Jun 02 2017
The Trump administration is considering allowing Russian officials to return to two diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland after the Obama administration ejected the Russians from the compounds as part of USA sanctions after Russia meddled in the 2016 election, according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday evening.
In a statement about the sanctions, Obama described them as "a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm US interests" and warned that "such activities have consequences". "Trump's willingness to give them back shows where his allegiances are: with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and not with the American people".
Former President Barack Obama slapped these punishments on Russian Federation in December specifically because Moscow was meddling in the United States election in order to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump responded to Obama's executive action by telling reporters "I think we ought to get on with our lives". In the same statement, he declared 35 Russian intelligence agents "persona non grata", forcing them to leave the U.S.
The compound closures had outraged Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration.
Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid
They won it a year ago , so we're facing a great team that is used to playing these games, these competitions and these finals. Casemiro's steel in the midfield has allowed Luka Modric and Toni Kroos to pull the strings in the final third of the pitch.
European allies see the two sides of Trump at G7
Whether or not Trump will sign on to a new Twitter strategy remains to be seen-but it does seem like an unlikely shift to many. Still, there was irritation at Trump's refusal to show his hand on the Paris agreement to curb carbon emissions.
Kushner sought secret communications with Russia
President Trump said his first foreign trip in office was a big success, boasting on Twitter that he saved "millions of jobs". The Senate and House Intelligence committees also are investigating, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges.
In response to reports in the U.S. and in Russian Federation that the handover is imminent, the State Department told NBC News, "The U.S. and Russian Federation have reached no agreements", and the next meeting between the two countries will be at the end of the month in St. Petersburg.
"This is a real bullying, bullying as it is, because labeling Russian ambassador a spy, who personally recruits U.S. politicians is insane. This is yet another red flag about the Trump administration's cozy relationship with the Kremlin".
R.C. Hammond, senior communications adviser for the State Department, told the newspaper in a statement that "The U.S. and Russian Federation have reached no agreements".
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California took to social media to express bafflement that the Trump administration would even consider returning the compounds to Russian officials. And while that scandal unfolds, it appears the Russian government is attempting to expand its ability to strike at the U.S. After all, they were long believed to be used for intelligence/spying purposes.
Jun 01 2017
White House Communications Director Resigns
Flynn handed in his resignation in February after it was revealed he misled top White House officials about his contacts with Russian officials.
Jun 01 2017
FA Cup: What Antonio Conte Said About Victor Moses' Red Card
Chelsea went on to lose the FA Cup final as Arsenal denied the Premier League champions a double with a 2-1 victory at Wembley.
Jun 01 2017
Apple Reportedly Manufacturing Siri Speaker with Surround Sound, But No Screen
The final piece of the puzzle, of course, is to try and lock users further into Apple's ecosystem of products and services. The company also considered including sensors that would measure a room's acoustics and automatically adjust audio levels.
May 31 2017
Uber Fires Ex-Google Engineer In Driverless Car War
Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski , the star engineer at the center of its high-stakes legal fight over driverless cars. In a statement on Tuesday, his lawyers argued that a person can not be fired for invoking one's Fifth Amendment rights.
May 30 2017
USA beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers
However, a nosedive by the French team in the penultimate leg lead to a nervy conclusion as both teams raced for the finish line. Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling thought the penalty ruling was the correct one, in comments made before Slater's admission.
May 30 2017
237 institutional investors are raising stakes in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)
First Financial Equity Corporation acquired a new position in Chesapeake Energy during the first quarter valued at $479,000. Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership owns 0.05% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) for 215,300 shares.
May 29 2017
Alexander Gustafsson Blasts Jon Jones After Big Win
Gustafsson continued to brutalize him with uppercuts until finally landing the knockout blow in the fifth round. Following his victory, Gustafsson made it clear why he considers Jones his "biggest enemy".
May 29 2017
Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?
Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. "I think the president's being very measured in how he goes about this". Based on Trump's campaign promises, that deadline to act on the embassy issue should have been irrelevant.
May 28 2017
Lawmakers work through the night on state budget
But also not real, given that Republicans proposed a $45 billion budget and Dayton wanted to spend just $1 billion more. Carla Nelson, a Republican whose father has been ailing, was given leave to return to Rochester on Saturday.
May 27 2017
HPCL March quarter net profit up 31%, beats Street estimates
The hit in bottomline is due to the additional ₹2,444 crore royalty outgo to the Gujarat and Assam state governments. ONGC's revenue from operations for the fourth quarter of financial year 2017 stood at ₹26,233.56 crore.
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