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MOSCOW vans old skool rose , Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Moscow severely criticized on Friday the adoption of a U.S. Congress bill aimed at providing lethal and non-lethal aid to Ukraine and imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act approved Thursday by both houses of the U.S. Congress causes nothing but deep regret due to its "openly confrontational nature", Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.

"The U.S. lawmakers, following the steps of the Barack Obama administration, are doing their utmost to destroy the carcass of cooperation (between the two countries)," Lukashevich said.

"It's about time the U.S. congressmen abandon illusions about the effectiveness of their sanctions campaign against Russia. We will not give in to blackmail, we will not forsake our national interests vans old skool grise femme , and we will not allow any interference in our internal affairs," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Lukashevich as saying.

According to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a legislation was passed unanimously on Thursday by the Senate, granting lethal military and non-military assistance and expanding sanctions against Russia.

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act would also provide Ukraine with energy, defense sector, and civil society assistance vans old skool grise , and expand broadcasting programs to counter Russian propaganda in countries of the former Soviet Union, according to an online announcement posted by the committee.

Also on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry refuted Washington's groundless and vaguely formulated accusations of Russia violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for arms control and international security Rose Gottemoeller said Thursday the U.S. was considering taking economic measures against Moscow in response to Russia's alleged violation of the treaty.

Relationship between Russia and the U.S. has worsened to an ice point due to the over-nine-month armed conflict in Ukraine between Kiev government and the independence-seeking insurgents in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Kiev and the West have been blaming Russia for escalating the violence by providing assistance to the insurgents, while Moscow kept denying the allegation, and accusing Ukraine of failing to stop the bloodshed in its country.


Russia pushes for early meeting of contact group: FM

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Moscow is actively pushing for the convening of a meeting of the trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine crisis as soon as possible vans old skool cuir noir , Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

"Just these days the time of the Minsk meeting is under coordination, and we are taking active steps for the decision to be made as soon as possible. Now it is important that we find a way to resume the meetings of the Contact Group," Lavrov said. Full story

UN political chief to visit Ukraine: spokesman

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week in a bid to support UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to seek a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis vans old skool blanche cuir , a UN spokesman said here Friday.

"Feltman, in an effort to support the secretary-general's good offices to assist in finding a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ukraine, will travel to Kiev on Dec. 16 and 17 for consultations with senior officials," Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing.

Hugh Jackman apparently was neither shaken nor stirred by the possibility of playing James Bond.

In an interview with Variety, the actor said he was set to do "X-Men 2" when his agent approached him about possibly starring as 007.

"I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real vans old skool cuir pas cher ," Jackman said. " And the response was: 'Oh, you don't get a say. You just have to sign on.' I was also worried that between Bond and 'X-Men,' I'd never have time to do different things."

Instead he went on to star in the "X-Men" sequel, which came out in 2003, and Daniel Craig took over the Bond franchise from Pierce Brosnan.

Jackman, whose new film vans old skool cuir , "The Greatest Showman," is due in theaters December 20, said he tries to mix it up when it comes to his roles.

"But there was a time between 'X-Men 3' and the first Wolverine movie when I could see the roles getting smaller," he told Variety. "People wanted me to play that kind of hero part exclusively. It felt a little bit claustrophobic."

Avoiding being pigeonholed is part of the reason why Jackman has tried to make the move from playing Wolverine to other parts, including that of P.T. Barnum in his latest film.

The actor sings, dances and tries to embody all the larger-than-life pizazz that made the circus owner "the greatest showman."

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U.S. President Donald Trump (C) speaks at an event celebrating the passage of the tax bill on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Dec. 20, 2017. The U.S. Congress on Wednesday finally passed the Republican bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code over three decades, sending it to President Donald Trump's desk for signature, amid concerns that the change would widen income inequality and swell public debt. (XinhuaYin Bogu)
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The House on Wednesday voted 224-201 to approve the 1.5-trillion-US dollar tax cuts package, which would impact nearly every part of the world's l.