• President Barack Obama listens to President-elect Donald Trump speak to members of the media during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
    Last update: 19:10 30.12.2016
    19:10 30.12.2016

    Trump Has No Scheduled Talks With Putin on New Sanctions Imposed by Obama

    US President-elect Donald Trump has no conversations scheduled with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the sanctions imposed on Russia by US President Barack Obama on Thursday, Trump transition team spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.

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    Last update: 19:06 30.12.2016
    19:06 30.12.2016

    Work of Russian Trade Representation in US Not Impacted by Sanctions

    The new US sanctions against Russia announced on Thursday do not affect the work of the Russian Trade Representation, Russia's trade representative to the United States Alexander Stadnik told Sputnik.

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  • The day breaks behind the White House in Washington,DC
    Last update: 18:44 30.12.2016
    18:44 30.12.2016

    New US Sanctions Against Russia Appear Politically Motivated - Congressman

    The sanctions put in place against Russia by outgoing President Barack Obama on Thursday appear to be at least partially motivated by politics, US Congressman Sean Duffy said in an interview on Friday.

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  • President Barack Obama in the White House Press Briefing Room
    Last update: 18:13 30.12.2016
    18:13 30.12.2016

    With New Sanctions, Obama's Administration 'Plants a Bomb Under Trump's Ties With Russia'

    The new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington and the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States are directed against the new US presidential administration, rather than the Russian government, political analyst Vyacheslav Smirnov told Radio Sputnik.

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  • US Department of State
    Last update: 17:24 30.12.2016
    17:24 30.12.2016

    'S Novym Godom!': US State Dept Congratulates Russian Journalists With Sanctions

    A State Department official congratulated Russian-speaking journalists in Washington in Russian right after announcing the Obama Administration’s decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats for alleged spying for Moscow.

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  • US President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering a speech at the Niarchos foundation in Athens on November 16, 2016 at the end of his official visit in Greece
    Last update: 17:01 30.12.2016
    17:01 30.12.2016

    New Obama's Sanctions Against Russia 'More of the Same' Failed Policy - Senator

    US President Barack Obama’s decision to impose new sanctions on Russia and expel diplomats from the country demonstrates the outgoing president’s weakness, Senator Tom Cotton said on Friday.

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  • French Foreign Ministry building
    Last update: 16:15 30.12.2016
    16:15 30.12.2016

    France 'Takes Into Account' New US Anti-Russia Sanctions

    French authorities have taken into account the recent decision of the United States to sanction several Russian individuals and entities, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday.

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  • The day breaks behind the White House in Washington,DC
    Last update: 15:33 30.12.2016
    15:33 30.12.2016

    Mainstream Media Calls New US Anti-Russia Sanctions 'Strongest' Response Since End of Cold War

    Several mainstream media outlets have called the introduction of new US sanctions against Russia the most powerful response to Moscow's alleged actions on the global arena, which can serve as a certain signal to US President-elect Donald Trump, as well as to some foreign states.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election
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    Last update: 14:16 30.12.2016
    14:16 30.12.2016

    Russian Lawmaker Supports Response to New US Sanctions Over Alleged Hacking

    The Russian lower house of parliament supports the retaliatory measures aimed to counter new US sanctions, the chair of the State Duma's international committee said Friday.

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  • The star atop the Vodovzvodnaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Right: the Grand Kremlin Palace, and the Church of St. John Climacus the Ivan the Great Bell Tower
    Last update: 13:09 30.12.2016
    13:09 30.12.2016

    Moscow Will Respond to New US Sanctions Against Russia Over Hacking Accusations - Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow will not leave new US sanctions against Russia over alleged hacking without a response.

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  • A journalist writes a material as she watches a live telecast of the US presidential election standing at portraits of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Union Jack pub in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
    Last update: 12:53 30.12.2016
    12:53 30.12.2016

    New US Sanctions Aim to Hurt Putin-Trump Ties, Peace Progress in Syria – Erdogan's Aide

    The newly-introduced US sanctions against Russia are aimed at sabotaging Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump's relations as Washington is frustrated it has been "sidelined" in Syria crisis settlement, chief adviser to the Turkish president Ilnur Cevik told Sputnik on Friday.

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  • Russian Embassy in Washington, USA
    Last update: 12:04 30.12.2016
    12:04 30.12.2016

    Going Down Swinging: Obama Slaps New Sanctions on Russia, Expels Diplomats

    The United States has announced a series of measures against several Russian organizations and individuals in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged hacking into US political institutions. Washington is expelling 35 Russian diplomats on spying charges and is closing down two Russian-owned compounds in the US.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election
  • U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru
    Last update: 09:44 30.12.2016
    09:44 30.12.2016

    Obama Tries to 'Box in' Trump by Imposing New Sanctions Against Russia - Trump's Adviser

    The new anti-Moscow sanctions imposed by outgoing US President Barack Obama are meant to drive President-elect Donald Trump into corner regarding his policy toward Russia, Kellyanne Conway, who managed Trump's campaign and will serve as his adviser, said.

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  • Russian Embassy in London
    Last update: 03:21 30.12.2016
    03:21 30.12.2016

    'Lame' - Russian Embassy Mocks Obama Administration Sanctions

    Though the official response to new US sanctions against Moscow will not arrive until Friday, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom has weighed in.

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  • Russian 'Spy Compound'
    Last update: 03:11 30.12.2016
    03:11 30.12.2016

    Harsh US Sanctions Ban Russian Use Of Maryland’s Grills, Ocean Views

    Ruthless US sanctions have banned the use of a highly-private and strategically placed Russian “spy compound,” a vacation retreat center in Maryland where families grilled burgers, hot dogs, and maybe even nuclear-Russian shish kebobs.

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    Last update: 01:01 30.12.2016
    01:01 30.12.2016

    Dollar Hits Two Week Low After US Announces Sanctions Against Russia

    The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has reported that the dollar has slipped .5% after several weeks of increases.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election
  • President Barack Obama in the White House Press Briefing Room
    Last update: 00:50 30.12.2016
    00:50 30.12.2016

    Trump's Former Adviser Calls New US Sanctions 'Complete Lack of Diplomacy'

    Former advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign Carter Page claims that the newly-announced US sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the latest presidential election and the decision to expel 35 diplomats is a clear example of mismanagement by the Obama administration.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia
    Last update: 23:30 29.12.2016
    23:30 29.12.2016

    Putin Will Determine Adequate Response to US Sanctions

    Kremlin announced that Putin will determine adequate response to US sanctions.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets US President Barack Obama
    Last update: 21:59 29.12.2016
    21:59 29.12.2016

    US Expels 35 Russian Diplomats, Closes 2 Diplomatic Compounds

    Despite a glaring lack of evidence to support allegations that Russia interfered in the US presidential election, the White House has announced that they will be imposing sanctions on the nation.

    US Sanctions Russia Over Alleged Interference in Election