In what is considered to be a bid to undermine Donald Trump's efforts to normalize future relations with Moscow, US Republican senators are set to introduce a bill imposing a new package of sanctions against Russia before Barack Obama's term ends.
In a recent interview with NBC, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Trump "should let everybody know in America" that he is going to "make Russia pay a price for trying to interfere."
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US President on the steps of the US Capitol on January 20.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the country's foreign ministry officials and thousands of ordinary Russians, offered his condolences to the people of Spain and to friends and relatives of those harmed during a series of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon publicly announced that the US is now engaged in "economic war" with China and that this confrontation may determine which of the two countries becomes the world hegemon.
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