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U.S. Readies New Sanctions on Cuba, Russia for Backing Maduro in Venezuela

The Trump administration is readying a new salvo of sanctions on Cuba and Russia for their destabilizing activities in Venezuela that have helped prop up Nicolás Maduro, according to the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela, who told the Washington Free Beacon in a wide-ranging interview that America is still considering military options to deal with a worsening humanitarian crisis in the country as Maduro refuses to relinquish power.

Susan Rice Pens Anti-Trump Op-Ed Days Before Appearance at Scaramucci Conference

Susan Rice, who served as Barack Obama’s national security adviser, accuses President Donald Trump of using his foreign policy solely to strengthen his domestic political position in a new op-ed.

Writing in the New York Times, Rice, who also worked as Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, writes that Trump’s approach to international affairs “appears impulsive, improvisational, and inchoate—devoid of clear purpose, values, or even ideology.”

Ossoff: ‘I’ll Take a Look’ at Running for Senate in Georgia

Jon Ossoff said Sunday he will “take a look” at pursuing Georgia’s Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 2020, calling Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) an enabler of President Donald Trump.

Ossoff, 32, became a national figure when he was the Democratic nominee for a special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in 2017. He lost by four points to Republican Karen Handel in the most expensive congressional race to date.

State Rep. Sims (D) Accosts Old Lady Praying in Front of Planned Parenthood

A Democratic state representative accosted an elderly woman praying in front of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

In the video, tweeted by Live Action on Sunday, state representative Brian Sims berates the woman for eight minutes, calling her behavior shameful, while the woman mostly walks and prays quietly.

“Today’s protester, now she is an old white lady who’s going to try to avoid showing you her face,” Sims says.

Pompeo: Russia Is ‘Aggressive’ in Arctic, China’s Work There Also Needs Watching

By Simon Johnson

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China’s actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals.

Industry Observers: Sukhoi Superjet Crash No Surprise

KIEV, Ukraine—An Aeroflot-operated Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger jet crashed and burned in a “hard landing” at Moscow’s Sheremyetevo airport on Sunday, killing 41 of the 78 passengers on board.

Flight 1492 took off on schedule for a two-hour trip to the northern port city of Murmansk, but returned only a few minutes after take-off, having reported an in-flight technical failure. Original reports were of a lightning strike, but an on-board electrical short circuit is now being examined as the cause for the aircraft catching fire.

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