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Political News: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to impose new sanctions against Russia for its nerve agent attack on two individuals in England earlier this year: “The Kremlin continues to export the brutal tactics … Continue reading Political News: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | 600 take the plunge in unusual St. Petersburg swim

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia  — More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have stroked their way through one of Russia’s most scenic and historic settings, circling the St. Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress. The 2.3-kilometer (1.42-mile) circuit — which some swam twice on Sunday — took them around the iconic site noted … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | 600 take the plunge in unusual St. Petersburg swim

MOSCOW | Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker’s health satisfactory

MOSCOW — Russia’s prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days. Sentsov is demanding that he and 64 other Ukrainians who he considers political prisoners be released. The case has attracted considerable international … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker’s health satisfactory

WASHINGTON  | Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

WASHINGTON  — Florida’s Democratic senator said Wednesday that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s midterms, but state officials said they have no information to support the claim. “They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” Nelson told … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo called Georgian President Margvelashvili on August 7, 2018.  During the call, Secretary Pompeo thanked Georgia for its participation in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and our robust bilateral security cooperation.  The two … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

U.S. Department of State News: Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Following the use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  He emphasized that the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

SINGAPORE | US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions

SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Russia, China and others against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea. He says Washington will take seriously any action that reduces pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Pompeo told reporters the U.S. has new, credible … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions