Worldwide

Senate passes sanctions; Putin accuses USA lawmakers of 'insolence'

Senate passes sanctions; Putin accuses USA lawmakers of 'insolence'”

The Senate vote followed the passage of a House bill earlier this week to punish Russia, Iran and North Korea for various violations by each of the three U.S. adversaries.

According to the Kommersant newspaper, officials in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are now prepared to seize U.S. Embassy property in parts of Moscow and expel 35 U.S. diplomats if Mr. Trump signs a bill, overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House on Tuesday, that would increase sanctions against Russia.

It is expected to be passed by the Senate, after which US President Donald Trump will face the tricky choice of whether to veto the legislation.

The bill, which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Mr Trump to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation, will now be sent to the White House for the President to sign into law or veto.

The Senate, however, has already passed an earlier version of their bill by a 98-2 margin - enough to override a presidential veto.

The bill threatens to further derail U.S.

The legislation all but dashes Mr Trump's hopes for warmer ties with Moscow as his administration is dogged by congressional and special counsel investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The president denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

Trump's team has argued it needs flexibility to pursue a more collaborative diplomacy with Russian Federation which, by United States intelligence consensus, interfered in last year's presidential election.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly denied meddling in the election, said Moscow would only decide on how to retaliate once it had seen the final text of the proposed law.

Russian Federation has been under a series of U.S. sanctions since a crisis began in Ukraine in 2014.

Russian and European analysts say the sanctions reflect an ulterior motive whereby the European Union, denied access to Russian liquefied gas, will be forced to purchase energy products from the USA instead.

Hermitage Capital CEO to Fox: Fusion GPS Working for Russians
Veselnitskaya has been lobbying to get Russian sanctions reversed for years - but she isn't registered as a foreign agent. Browder testified that when Congress passed the Magnitsky Act, Putin retaliated by imposing a ban on Russian orphans.

Governor Rauner gives Detention to Lawmakers
We slowed down the process in the Senate in order to let everyone blow off some steam, politically-speaking. The special session will begin Wednesday; Rauner said it will end by Friday, July 31.

Missing paperwork could wipe out billions in private student loan debt
Student loan borrowers throughout the US may have reason to celebrate if their debts are forgiven because of missing paperwork. By avoiding predatory private loans and steering clear of for-profit colleges, you can make sure your education pays off.

"We know that we have many friends in the United States, we know that there are lots of people with common sense", Putin added. Communications director Anthony Scaramucci told CNN there's a chance Trump could veto it.

"The administration supports sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea".

New sanctions could cloud Russia's economic outlook just as the economy is showing growth potential for the first time in three years.

"This bill doesn't preclude him from issuing tougher sanctions".

An adviser to Russian Putin told Reuters that any tightening of the sanctions should not have a deeper impact but hope they would be lifted has faded.

The bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration, would require the president to submit for congressional review any proposed actions to terminate or waive sanctions against Russian Federation.

"We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond", Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.

"This kind of blackmail aimed at restricting the cooperation between Russian Federation and other nations is a threat for many countries and global businesses", the statement said.

Putin said on a visit to Finland on Thursday that Russian Federation was "exercising restraint and patience, but at some moment we'll have to retaliate". "It's impossible to endlessly tolerate impudence directed at your country".

"This practice is unacceptable - it is destroying global relations and worldwide law", Putin said in reference to the "transnational character of US legislation".



Like this

Latest


29 July 2017
Starbucks to close all Teavana stores
Teavana products are now sold in Starbucks locations, but it is unclear whether that would continue with Teavana stores closing. Between 20% and 25% of American malls will close within five years, Credit Suisse said in a report released last month.

28 July 2017
Buffalo Bills trade quarterback Cardale Jones to LA Chargers
While many scouts believed he had the arm strength to be a National Football League quarterback, Jones was raw in his development. He'll reunited with Anthony Lynn , who served as the Bills interim head coach during that Week 17 game after firing of Rex Ryan.

27 July 2017
Oil climbs From 7-week high on signs USA stockpile plunged
Energy Information Administration showed that domestic crude supplies fell by 7.2 million barrels for the week ended July 21. Brent crude oil futures rose 0.77 dollar or 1.53 percent to close at USD 50.97 a barrel at NYMEX.

26 July 2017
Toyota's New Fast-Charging Long-Range Electric Car May Be Out By 2022
What makes the lithium-ion unit so special is the use of a solid electrolyte instead of a liquid one. The new EV will reportedly go on sale in Japan first.

22 July 2017
Iowa's first 2017 West Nile case found in Ida County
The first confirmed case of West Nile Virus this year has been reported in Ida County in northwest Iowa. The first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in IL in 2017 is a Will County man in his 60s.

22 July 2017
Report suggests, Asus Zenfone 4 to be unveiled on August in…
Asus Zenfone 4 Max is priced at RUB 13,900 (Rs 15,000 roughly), which makes it affordable despite the feature-rich configuration. All these confirms that Asus Zenfone 4 will come with dual rear cameras.

21 July 2017
1 ton of plastic produced for every person on planet, scientists reveal
But due to their longer useful lifetimes, only 12 million metric tons, or 5 percent, of waste was created by construction. Global production of plastic has grown rapidly in recent decades, surpassing many other man-made materials.

21 July 2017
Pokemon Go: How Difficult Will Legendary Raid Battles Be?
First, players must acquire a Legendary Raid ticket, which means doing a lot of normal raids to be able to get one. With just a few days before the " Pokemon GO Fest Chicago", Niantic Labs released its latest update for the game.

20 July 2017
Karnataka: BJP flays Siddaramaiah for taking unilateral decision on state flag
Meanwhile, Constitution expert PP Rao said Karnataka was well within its rights to have a flag of its own. But, off the record, even his party colleagues say the move may be politically motivated.

19 July 2017
Hastert Leaves Federal Prison In Minnesota, Back In Chicago
Hastert pleaded guilty previous year to violating money laundering laws in a case that shocked the country and Beltway insiders. But the case was overshadowed by Hastert's crimes against young athletes, years after the statute of limitations had expired.



Recommended