Russia retaliates with sanctions on US

April 16, 2021

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The white, blue and red horizontal stripes of the Russian flag is shown flying in front of the country's embassy building in Washington, DC.

The Russian flag flies on the grounds of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, April 15, 2021.


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The Biden administration on Thursday slapped new sanctions on the Kremlin. Now, Moscow has responded with a set of its own sanctions against the US. And, a significant change is set for the future of Cuba: Raúl Castro is expected to step down as Communist Party secretary-general this weekend. Also, the European Commission is expected to unveil its long-awaited proposal on artificial intelligence regulations.

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