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U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 08:21 IST      
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Washington [United States], Dec.30 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's alleged interference in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has expelled 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the United States.

The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status", reports the Dawn.

Obama said Russians will no longer have access to two Russian government-owned compounds in the United States, in Maryland and in New York.

Russian officials have denied the Obama administration's accusation that Moscow trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia's goal was to help Donald Trump win, an assessment Trump has dismissed as ridiculous. (ANI)

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Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 (ANI): The departments tasked with deputing a representative each to the joint investigation team (JIT), which will probe the money laundering case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, have submitted lists of the proposed names to the Supreme Court.

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Washington [U.S.A.], Apr 27 (ANI): FBI director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for May 3.

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Key U.S. lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:16 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr 27 (ANI): A group of U.S. lawmakers have extended their support to President Donald Trump's plan to replace his predecessor's landmark healthcare scheme.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 27 (ANI): As many as 100 Taliban and pro-ISIS militants were killed in a clashes in northern Afghanistan.

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Turkey: Over 1,000 'secret imams' detained in raids

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:03 IST     

Istanbul [Turkey], Apr 27 (ANI): At least 1,000 people, accused of being 'secret imams' for an American-based cleric, have been detained in Turkey.

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24 Sindhi activists abducted by Pak agencies still missing

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:01 IST     

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Trump unveils blueprint for major tax reforms

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 03:18 IST     

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London [U.K.], April 26 (ANI): France has said that it has evidence that the Bashar-Al-Assad-led Syrian Government was responsible for the chemical attack that killed 89 people.

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Pak origin Canadian Senator robbed in Islamabad

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 21:40 IST     

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Ansari leaves for Poland after concluding visit to Armenia

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 21:16 IST     

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Nepal opposition obstructs parliament proceedings

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:21 IST     

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Dalian [China], April 26 (ANI): China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier and, the first to be developed and built indigenously from the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.

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Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:27 IST     

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