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Trump can be ever so polite to his paragon Putin

That Rude, Crude Trump Is Ever So Polite — To Putin, His Paragon

What exactly do Trump voters think they’re getting out of the Russian connection? Most simply don’t care. They’ve basically chosen party over country. They dislike Americans who vote Democratic far more than Putin, a distant figure. And most are too busy gloating and rationalizing Trump’s boasts to worry about the Kremlin’s arm lock on the White House.

December 21, 2016

United States Hits Russia’s Largest Bank, Energy Sector With Sanctions

By Paul Handley Washington (AFP) — The United States hit Russia’s top bank and leading energy and technology companies with sanctions Friday, restricting access to finance and technology to punish Moscow’s support for Ukraine’s separatist rebels. In its latest round of sanctions, Washington slapped tight controls on business dealings with for Sberbank, pipeline giant Transneft, […]

September 12, 2014

U.S. Says Looking At ‘Broad Range’ Of Russia Sanctions

Washington (AFP) – Washington is looking at a “broad range of options” for sanctions it could impose on Russia unless it defuses tensions in Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said Monday. “This is a step we are very prepared to move forward on,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, warning that the U.S. administration is […]

March 3, 2014

Obama Warns French Firms On Iran Sanctions

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that America would take tough action against firms violating sanctions against Iran, after a French commercial mission raised hackles in Washington. France and the United States work closely together to maintain pressure on Iran to drop its alleged nuclear weapons program and, if anything, Paris has adopted […]

February 12, 2014
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Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

By David Willman, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such sanctions, as negotiations to extend an interim nuclear weapons agreement proceed. […]

February 3, 2014

Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume February In New York

Washington (AFP) – Iran and world powers will resume talks next month in New York on reaching a long-term nuclear deal, a senior U.S. official said Monday. “It is our understanding that those talks will be in New York in mid-February, with dates still being confirmed on schedule, but it will be around that time […]

January 27, 2014