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Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own

The White House says President Donald Trump approves of Congress’ new sanctions against Russia and he intends to sign the bill.

In a statement Friday, the press secretary said the president has reviewed the final version of the bill that outlines additional sanctions against a wide range of Russia industries. The bill also gives Congress the ability to block the president from lifting the Russia sanctions.

The Trump administration had opposed the sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for interfering in last year’s U.S. presidential election. The White House argued that it needed flexibility in trying to improve relations between the two countries. …read more

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