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British civil servant sentenced to six months

A British civil servant was sentenced be a judge on Thursday for breaking the Official Secrets Act. He leaked a classified memo about a meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush.

David Keogh, 50, a government communications officer, was found guilty of "making a damaging disclosure" by passing on the secret memo about April 2004 talks between the two leaders in which Bush purportedly referred to bombing the Arab television station Al-Jazeera.

When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked

US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
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