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Sozcu, a Turkish daily newspaper seen in Ankara, runs Mehmet Hakan Atilla's conviction as front-page news on Thursday. Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a launching drill of the Hwasong-12 ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite sanctions, state media reported. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

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Ten Chinese and Russian companies as well as six individuals are targeted by a new round of U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang's weapons program. This follows a round of U.N. sanctions. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends a Cabinet meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow last month. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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President Trump signs the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act at the White House in April. When they sign legislation, presidents can issue a "signing statement" to share their legal interpretation of the new law. Trump did so with the Russia sanctions law. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Like Presidents Past, Trump Adds A Signing Statement To A Bill He Doesn't Like

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President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in early July. It's unclear how the sanctions Trump signed into law Wednesday will affect the personal relationship between the two men. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Russia has given the U.S. a deadline to stop using a property in Serebryany Bor, in part of its response to Congress approving a new sanctions bill. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelans began blocking deserted streets Wednesday as the opposition held a two-day strike opposing President Nicolas Maduro's planned vote for a new Constituent Assembly. A banner reading "The Constituent Is Hunger," is seen in Caracas' Petare neighborhood on Wednesday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump's Hands

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the sanctions will show those who work against America's interests that their "actions have consequences." Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control says that Exxon Mobil must pay a $2 million penalty for allegedly violating sanctions on Russia. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in central Darfur on June 19. The town, a former rebel bastion, was recently captured by Sudanese government forces. The top U.S. diplomat in Sudan, Steven Koutsis, visited Darfur last month to assess security before the Trump administration decides whether to lift sanctions. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Sudan, A Looming Deadline On Possible Lifting Of U.S. Sanctions

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The bipartisan amendment expands existing sanctions on Russia. The Senate will consider it as part of an Iran sanctions bill that already has wide support. Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr hide caption

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Senators Aim To Make It Harder For Trump Administration To Ease Russia Sanctions

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