American intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered Taliban-linked militants rewards for successful attacks on American service members last year.
If the bill passes the Senate as expected, it would be sent to the White House for US President Donald Trump to sign into law or veto. It is, however, expected to garner enough support to override a Trump veto.
Russian media report that Moscow arrested cyber-intelligence officers ahead of President Putin's call with US President Donald Trump. Earlier in the day, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to meet Trump.
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