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U.S. Widens Russia Sanctions Amid Calls They Don’t Go Far Enough

Aug 22 , 2018

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Russia, escalating U.S. diplomatic pressure on Moscow as the White House tries to fend off a push by lawmakers to deploy even-more-potent tools to cripple the Russian economy.

In two separate actions on Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted several firms and individuals it accused of violating bans on energy trade with North Korea and breaking U.S. laws against cooperation with Russia’s intelligence arm, the Federal Security Service.

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