The U.S. Treasury also blacklisted 32 entities and individuals which it linked to government-directed "acts of disinformation and interference" to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The United States' NATO allies voiced their support Thursday for the sanctions, condemning Moscow over what it called a “destabilizing” build-up of Russian troops along Ukraine's border.
The sanctions come days after Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin, and suggested the two leaders meet to discuss points of contention.
Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday said it would respond in the near future to U.S. sanctions.
"The response to the sanctions will be unavoidable.
Washington must realise that they have to pay for the deterioration of bilateral relations.
The United States of America is fully responsible for what is happening." Ahead of the U.S. announcement, the Kremlin said the punitive measures lessened the chances of a possible summit between the nations’ leaders.
Russia denies meddling in U.S. elections and orchestrating the SolarWinds hack.
A video of Russian military cadets singing Mohammed Rafi’s hit song Aye Watan has gone viral on digital media. In the clip, Russian cadets lip-sync the lyrics at an event in Moscow.
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Penguins at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed an England win in Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Having correctly predicted Gareth Southgate’s side would overcome Ukraine in last weekend’s quarter-final clash, Pablo and friends have backed the Three Lions to do the business again.
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Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has defended its decision to train female soldiers to march in high heels, following an outcry from local lawmakers. Women from the Ukrainian armed forces will march in a parade to mark the 30th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, according to a statement from Army Inform, the defense ministry’s official news agency. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday there will be no nationwide mandate for Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine, clarifying comments she made earlier during a televised interview. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Former President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he urged top officials last year to falsely claim his election defeat was "corrupt." This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit for alleged human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this month. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Consumer prices are up 5.4% in the past year. Gas is up 45%. Former Treasury Sec’y Lawrence Summers says that while the Fed shouldn’t raise the interest rate yet, it should do things like ‘stop buying mortgages…when the housing market is on fire.’
The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Friday on a number of Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, as well as a warning to international businesses operating there about deteriorating conditions, two people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Gloria Tso reports.
Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Newsmax that the former president has been holding meetings with his “cabinet” despite not being president. New York Times reporter and CNN political analyst Maggie Haberman has the details.
The "war has changed" against COVID-19 because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. Lisa Bernhard has more.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia and China. Bryan Wood reports.
District of Columbia police officer Michael Fanone on Tuesday slammed the table as he described to a congressional committee the 'indifference' he said he and his colleagues have been shown by members of Congress who downplay the severity of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.