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Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

The changes Trump announced will allow cruises and airlines to continue normal activity, but they could dampen hotel development plans. President Donald Trump on Friday rolled back several Obama administration policies created to ease America's decades-long standoff with Cuba , calling his predecessor's removal of travel and commercial restrictions a "terrible and misguided deal" as during a speech in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.



Trump says he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

The investigation of course is being run by Robert Mueller , a former FBI director under Presidents Bush and Obama who was appointed last month by current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Regardless of the outcome, the specter of Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.


US Senate passes Russian sanctions amendment

US Senate passes Russian sanctions amendment

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday . The Banking committee is key in crafting any sanctions legislation due to its oversight of the financial sector. "I think this is harmful", Putin said, according to RIA.


Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

The man who opened fire on Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game Wednesday morning had a list of names on him at the time, a source confirmed to WTOP . His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. A spokesman for George Washington University Hospital said that Matt Mika , a lobbyist wounded in the attack, was improving, and that as of Thursday night his condition had been upgraded from critical to serious.



Al Jazeera says Twitter feed working again after suspension

Earlier this week, he met with the Emirati and Saudi foreign ministers in Washington. "A violation of freedom of expression" - that's what Human Rights Watch has called the crackdown by three Gulf countries against people who criticise them on social media .