Russia's Putin Signs U.S. 'Counter-sanctions' Legislation Into Law

The legislation gives the president, among other things, the power to sever ties with unfriendly countries, and to ban trade of goods with those countries

Police cars and tape block off a crime scene where a gunman was shot and killed at Cinergy Odessa movie theater, Midland, Texas, August 31, 2019.
AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law counter-sanctions legislation that was drawn up by lawmakers in response to U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia in April.

The legislation gives the president, among other things, the power to sever ties with unfriendly countries, and to ban trade of goods with those countries.