Russian Federation said the move went against the interests of identifying those guilty for the attack in the English city of Salisbury on ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who are both unconscious in hospital after being poisoned by a nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union.
Warning of an "unacceptably high" number of Russian spies in the United States, the Trump administration said 60 diplomats would be expelled - all understood to be Russian intelligence agents working under diplomatic cover.
The officials being expelled from the USA include 48 in the Russian embassy in Washington and 12 at the Russian mission at the United Nations, who the U.S. say are spies engaged in "aggressive collection here in the US".
"As a direct follow up to last week's European Council decision to react to Russia within a common framework, already today 14 member states have chose to expel Russian diplomats", said President of the European Council Donald Tusk, who was in Bulgaria's Varna for an EU-Turkey Summit.
EU Member States have on Monday gradually announced the details of a coordinated response to Moscow's attack on ex-spy Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
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Almost 10% of Canadians who participated in the survey said they would either delete or suspend their Facebook account. News outlets have reported on the FTC investigation last week, but the FTC hadn't confirmed it until Monday.
The pretext for the expulsion was the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal convicted in Russia of spying for the United Kingdom and his daughter Yulia.
Skripal and his daughter remain in hospital care and are feared to never wake-up after the were found collapsed on a bench in Salisbury.
Declining to speculate on the Russian response, he said the U.S. reserves the right to respond further to any Russian retaliation against "entirely justified" action by the US.
The US' actions came as more than a dozen nations, including those in Russia's neighbourhood, announced similar steps to reduce Russia's diplomatic presence in their countries or other actions to punish Moscow.
The Russians and their families have seven days to leave the United States, according to officials.
They were working at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa and the consulate-general in Montreal.
It was not immediately clear how many Russians are assigned to its various U.S. missions, but in 2016 Putin ordered the United States to reduce its Moscow personnel to 455 to achieve parity.
Drogba believes Mourinho-Pogba relationship can be repaired
France captain Hugo Lloris highlighted Pogba's injury problems as a reason for his lack of impact on the pitch this season. Mourinho reportedly has also set his sight on Verrati and Marquinhos as backups if he fails to get his first choice men .
And it warned that there would be a tit-for-tat response to those countries "pandering to British authorities" without, Moscow claims, fully understanding what had happened. But it has also put new twists on diplomatic punishments: by cutting the total number of USA staff in Russia by 755 a year ago rather than ejecting specific diplomats; and by closing the British Council, a government cultural initiative, after Theresa May ejected 23 Russian diplomats this month.
Ukraine, which seeks closer ties with the European Union, announced the expulsion of 13 Russian officials.
Germany was one of the first to make the announcement as Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Berlin had "expelled four Russian diplomats".
"The President's decision today shows that Russia's actions have consequences".
- SPAIN, NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, ITALY, ALBANIA: Two Russian diplomats expelled from each country. Trump added: "As soon as we get the facts straight if we agree with them, we will condemn Russian Federation or whoever it may be".
Trump was criticised for being soft on Russian Federation, which, in turn, was accused of interfering in USA elections to help bring him to power in 2017.
Messages were left Sunday seeking comment about security from Google officials, who make the Android operating system. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has issued a public apology, admitting there had been a "major breach of trust".
He was named the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year that season, and has spent the last several years with the Miami Dolphins. Ndamukong Suh was reportedly weighing multiple offers, including one from the New York Jets .
Saturday Night: Overcast with a chance for light rain or snow showers during the late evening or early morning hours. An additional one-half inch or more of liquid precipitation is possible with around an inch of snow accumulation.
The Dow blue-chip index of 30 bellwether stocks dipped into correction territory Thursday before closing a whisker above it. However, officials are looking at three more rate hikes in 2019, up from its previous plan to raise rates twice.
The 40-year-old Kerr had eight birdies in her second straight bogey-free round to reach 13-under 131 at rain-softened Aviara. So it will be a semifinal match between two players who at one time thought they wouldn't be in Austin this long.
In theaters now, director Ryan Coogler's Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/ Black Panther , Michael B. The monster battle movie has garnered mixed critical response, with a current 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes .
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks but the police chief blamed al-Shabaab armed group for being behind them. The group usually claims a higher death toll from its attacks than that of the government.
Separately, FinnCap reaffirmed a "corporate" rating on shares of President Energy in a research report on Monday, March 5th. The firm operates through UK Bus, UK Coach, German Rail, North America, Spain and Morocco, and Central functions divisions.
Puigdemont was attempting to return to Belgium after a visit to Finland , his lawyer Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas said by phone Sunday. The Belgian authorities said that Puigdemont could be on the territory of the country, like any citizen of a European country.
Deeley will celebrate Palm Sunday Mass on March 25 at 10 a.m.at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Christians marking the start of Holy Week sang as they marched in a processional on lower Manhattan on Palm Sunday.
El-P Defends Killer Mike Over NRA Video
And that's so true and it was so sad to hear her acknowledge it, but it's true, and black people know it's true. In a second message, he also voiced his support for Killer Mike , despite holding s different view on guns.
Pakistan condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabia
Al-Sammad also pointed at Washington's support of the Saudi-led campaign, including weapons, information, and aerial refuelling. Iran long has denied supplying arms to the Houthis, though a growing body of evidence contradicts its claim.
We got a bit lucky, jubilant Vettel says
But Vettel said he believed Ferrari would fare better in race conditions - and he was right. In the race I had extra tools. "There were so many good things we could have done".
President Donald Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigns
He first said he was speaking on behalf of the president, only to walk it back and say that he was speaking only for himself. On Twitter last week, the president attacked the New York Times over reporting that he was unhappy with his legal team.
Trump signs budget bill after threatening veto
While disappointed that the border wall was not fully funded, Trump told reporters he will put the money to work immediately. Asked about the president's tweet, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement: "The tweet stands for itself".
Snow moves Martinsville race to Monday
On Sunday, it was announced the Cup series race at Martinsville Speedway had been postponed to Monday due to inclement weather. There shouldn't be an issue with getting both races in on Monday, so we'll see you then for some weekday NASCAR racing.