Putin calls United States sanctions 'pointless' while praising Trump summit

Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt accidentally called his Chinese-born wife Japanese during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Monday

The U.S. State Department said earlier this month that the country will impose new sanctions on Russian Federation in two phases, and the first batch will take effect around August 22.

Discussions about foreign policy priorities, including Russian Federation, were also held with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff to the President General John Kelly and Adviser to the President Jared Kushner. Lawmakers chastised administration officials for doing too little to change Russian behaviour.

The Kremlin rejected the Microsoft allegations and said there was no evidence to support them.

Tensions with Russian Federation remain high amid the investigation into its interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and whether it colluded with Trump or members of his campaign.

"This is a very smart move from Putin", Jim Rickards, author and editor of newsletter Strategic Intelligence, said in an interview.

China trade war escalates
The dispute centres around Mr Trump's demand for Beijing to drop its protectionist economic stance and buy more U.S. goods. Economists reckon that every $100 billion of imports affected by tariffs would reduce global trade by around 0.5 percent.

But Hunt calls for more punishment and says sanctions already announced by the United States and additional action from the European Union would punish Russia's "malign" behavior and make it aware of the serious price it must pay for repeatedly violating global rules of conduct.

Hunt's three-day trip to the U.S. will include an opportunity to address the United Nations Security Council, where he will speak about the global fight against Islamic State and other Islamist terror groups.

Earlier this month the United States, citing the Salisbury incident, imposed sanctions against Russian Federation covering national-security related goods.

Meanwhile, Britain's new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is set to push the United States into slapping tougher sanctions on Russian Federation, in response to Moscow's "malign" behavior around the world.

Earlier in the day, United States imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for aiding another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's alleged cyber-related activities.

Man United haven't been this bad since the 80s, according to Souness
Brighton stunned a lacklustre Manchester United with three first-half goals to secure a famous victory at the Amex Stadium . Pereira also made his full Premier League debut against Leicester and is set to retain his place against Brighton on Sunday.

The US government has sanctioned Russian entities over the past several years for meddling in Ukraine, attempting to influence US elections, playing a role in a nerve agent attack in Britain and violating United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

"Our British counterparts have pretty high self-esteem", he said.

"I think this administration has been clear that we are prepared to take additional steps", Mitchell said. "There is an escalatory ladder to sanctions".

The United States has been pressuring North Korea via sanctions to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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