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      Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
      Jul30

      Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

      WASHINGTON — An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the overwhelming House and Senate votes in favor of the...

      Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation
      Jul29

      Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation

      JUDY WOODRUFF: The government of Russia announced today that the U.S. would need to drastically reduce the number of its officials working in Russia, and could no longer use two properties there. Hari Sreenivasan is in New York with more. HARI SREENIVASAN: The move follows two American actions, both related to the Russian interference in the 2016...

      Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump, Moscow retaliates
      Jul28

      Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump, Moscow retaliates

      WASHINGTON — The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the bill received overwhelming support in Congress. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy’s recreation retreat. Trump’s...

      Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe
      Jul26

      Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe

      WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

      House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power
      Jul26

      House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power

      WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for...

      Why there is so much focus on Jared Kushner’s Russia contacts
      Jul25

      Why there is so much focus on Jared Kushner’s Russia contacts

      JUDY WOODRUFF: At the start of this week, the latest focus of the Russia investigations on Jared Kushner has exposed new details of the president son-in-law’s dealings with Moscow. We break down what we know and the key questions that remain with special correspondent Nick Schifrin. So, Nick, you have spent the day talking to a lot of...

      Trump may sign bill to toughen Russian sanctions
      Jul24

      Trump may sign bill to toughen Russian sanctions

      HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The White House said today President Trump supports the bill working its way through Congress to toughen sanctions on Russia for meddling in last year’s election and for its military aggression in Syria and Ukraine. The bill, which also contains new sanctions for Iran and North Korea, would...

      Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote
      Jul23

      Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote

      WASHINGTON — The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as...

      Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
      Jul22

      Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

      WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. RELATED LINKSHow Russia hacked American faith in the...

      Russia presses U.S. for return of seized compounds
      Jul18

      Russia presses U.S. for return of seized compounds

      JUDY WOODRUFF: Russia is stepping up pressure on the United States to regain two diplomatic compounds seized in New York and Maryland. President Obama ordered them seized in December in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Today, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called it highway robbery, and his deputy held a high-level meeting at...