12:52 PM 10/27/2017 – Trump administration on Thursday moved to begin implementing new congressionally mandated sanctions on Russia,

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Twenty-six days behind schedule, the Trump administration on Thursday moved to begin implementing new congressionally mandated sanctions on Russia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The administration sent Congress a list of enterprises linked to the Russian defense and intelligence branches—a necessary step toward implementing sanctions that was due on Oct. 1 according to the bill that Trump signed into law in early August. Under that law, the sanctions must be executed by Jan. 29 of next year; the State Department says it will release the list of targets soon.

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