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U.S. test-launches ICBM amid North Korea tensions

August 3, 2017
Ken Dilanian, Courtney Kube | NBC News
The U.S. military successfully test-launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from California early Wednesday, according to an Air Force spokesman — just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM.
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Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible

July 31, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Polina Devitt | Reuters
President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress.
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WH: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill

July 31, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of the Russia sanctions bill and intends to sign it, according to a White House statement.
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As relations worsen, Iran says U.S. sanctions may violate nuclear deal

July 19, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, charged that the Trump administration’s attempt to reimpose sanctions on his country was a violation of the nuclear accord signed two years ago.
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How Obama could salvage the Iran deal

August 12, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Even if Congress votes against the deal (and overrides a veto), Obama could halt many of the sanctions on his own.
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U.S. sanctions Putin’s friends and advisors to force ‘clear choice’ on Ukraine

April 29, 2014
The Obama administration has announced additional sanctions on Russian officials and key companies with close ties to President Putin to persuade Moscow to diffuse tensions in Ukraine. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the strategy behind these new sanctions, their potential to hurt U.S. companies and the prospect of further sanctions still in reserve.
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Has the moment passed for the West to sway Ukraine with sanctions?

February 21, 2014
World powers have watched as the Ukrainian conflict has escalated to unrestrained battle. How can they help ensure stability for this country that’s in the heart of Europe while tightly connected to Russia? Gwen Ifill talks to William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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