RT News - August 3, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

Donald Trump signs into law new sanctions targeting Russia - saying, though, that the bill is "significantly flawed" and contains "clearly unconstitutional provisions." The new sanctions hinder not only U.S.-Russia relations, but also pose a threat to Washington's ties to Europe - where some regard them as detrimental to EU businesses. A new de-escalation zone is about to come into effect in Syria - with the moderate rebels committing to repelling Islamic State and al-Nusra terrorists.