Russia to expel 60 diplomats, close US consulate
The sanctions come after the US determined that Russia had used a chemical agent against a former spy. Kremlin officials have expressed optimism for "constructive" dialogue, but are still weighing their response.
British authorities reportedly believe two Russians were involved in the nerve agent attack in the southern English city of Salisbury. The Kremlin is expected to reject the request.
UK police reportedly believe they know who carried out a nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter. It comes as police investigate the death of a woman after she came into contact with a similar nerve agent.
Washington has said Turkey's tariffs on US products ranging from cars to tobacco was "a step in the wrong direction." Ankara's diplomatic and trade spat with Washington has contributed to a full-blown currency crisis.
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