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Washington and Moscow sanction each other

The lower house of Russia's parliament overwhelmingly approves a treaty to annex Crimea. Washington is retaliating with more sanctions, in addition to those previously announced. U.S. President Barrack Obama has announced sanctions on 20 more Russians, some close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to the annexation. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "I signed a new executive order today that gives us the authority to impose sanctions, not just on individuals but on key sectors of the Russian economy. This is not our preferred outcome. These sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the Russian economy, but could also be disruptive to the global economy. However, Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community." Moscow is also slapping sanctions on Washington, over what it calls a "hostile thrust." They include sanctions on nine U.S. offic

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