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Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers

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The administration reversed course a day after announcing that it would penalize Russian companies for facilitating Syria's chemical weapons program.
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Trump on New Russia Sanctions: Not So Fast

Trump on New Russia Sanctions: Not So Fast

6 monthes ago   |   By

A day after Nikki Haley announced that the US would be hitting Russia with new sanctions due to the suspected Syria chemical attack, President Trump is walking back her comments. Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Face the Nation that any Russian companies linked to equipment used...
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White House Says Russia Sanctions Still Under Consideration

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The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent , but stressed the penalties are still being considered.
Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would be imposed by the Treasury Department on Monday, when, in fact, no such announcement was planned, according to two officials familiar with the matter.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to clarify the situation, but her explanation created more confusion and led to suggestions...
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Trump put the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley's announcement

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President walks back U.N. ambassador's assertion.
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Saudi Arabia describes Khashoggi's death as a 'murder' for the first time

Saudi Arabia describes Khashoggi's death as a 'murder' for the first time

A Saudi government official on Sunday described Jamal Khashoggi's death as a "murder" for the first time. "We are determined to uncover every stone. We are determined to find... Read more ...

U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says

U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says

The 1987 INF treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with an intermediate range. For years, U.S. officials have accused Russia of violating the treaty... Read more ...

GOP State Lawmakers Pal Around With White Supremacists. Party Group Backs...

GOP State Lawmakers Pal Around With White Supremacists. Party Group Backs Them Anyway

The Republican State Leadership Committee, which helps GOP candidates win in state legislatures, has been silent. Read more ...

Saudi agents reportedly stripped Khashoggi's body and walked out of the...

Saudi agents reportedly stripped Khashoggi's body and walked out of the consulate wearing his clothes after killing him

Surveillance footage CNN published Monday appears to show a man dressed in Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and walking around... Read more ...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Slams Brett Kavanaugh In Mark Twain Prize Speech

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Slams Brett Kavanaugh In Mark Twain Prize Speech

The actress went to school with Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Read more ...

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Democrats See Strong Enthusiasm As Nevada Early Voting Begins

If the momentum continues, it bodes well for Democratic chances of flipping a Senate seat. Read more ...

The Saudi crown prince reportedly couldn't understand why everyone is...

The Saudi crown prince reportedly couldn't understand why everyone is outraged at Khashoggi's murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is suspected of being behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . The kingdom has denied this, and its latest account of Khashoggi's... Read more ...

Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly...

Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly said he won't go near

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports the suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It is a step that... Read more ...

Twitter fired an engineer after intelligence officials said he might be...

Twitter fired an engineer after intelligence officials said he might be spying on the accounts of Saudi dissidents

Twitter fired an engineer in 2015 after intelligence officials alerted the company to the fact that he might be a mole working for Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reports... Read more ...

GOLDMAN SACHS: Staying away from these 20 stocks could help you avoid the...

GOLDMAN SACHS: Staying away from these 20 stocks could help you avoid the pain of Trump's trade war with China and interest-rate hike

Fears over escalating trade tensions with China and rising US interest rates helped trigger a brutal stock-market sell-off that caused the S&P 500 to lose as much as 7% in... Read more ...