According to the BBC, media such as CNN, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were named as possible targets for the new law.
The measures, which are being prepared ahead of Russia's presidential election in March, would be a huge blow to already tattered US-Russia ties.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, said Friday he had ordered a committee to develop a counter-response "to allow us to take steps to protect the citizens of our country and our country itself from overt interference" of USA media in Russian Federation. "They are planning to apply a USA law to Russia Today and Sputnik news agency", Volodin said.
Lawmakers said the existing law would be amended to include media groups.
RT's chief editor, Margarita Simonyan, said the outlet would register by the deadline but planned to challenge the decision in a USA court.
Speaking on national television late Thursday, Simonyan said the demand would hinder the channel's work in the United States because it would have to publicise internal documents including their employees' addresses and salaries. "There are a huge number of limitations". "The demand is discriminative, it contradicts both the democracy and freedom of speech principles". "Between those consequences and registering as a foreign agent, we are forced to choose registration".
Simonyan also denounced the U.S. move in a caustic tweet. The Justice Department declined to comment to The Associated Press. "Can you feel the smell of freedom?"
"Our law on foreign agents doesn't apply to media but since they are taking such measures against our channels in the USA, we should respond to these unfriendly acts", Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, said Friday in comments posted on the State Duma's website.
"As soon as we see concrete steps limiting the activities of our media, there will be a retaliatory response", Putin said at the time.
RT has been singled out as a propaganda outlet in the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the United States presidential vote.
In an earlier article covering the topic , we noted that Twitter meant to take a look at how it verified public figures. On Thursday morning Twitter announced it would pause its verification process indefinitely.
The first developer preview for iOS 11.2 arrived this week, bringing some small but exciting improvements to the operating system. After releasing a few point updates for iOS 11 last month and this month, Apple is now pushing out a more significant release.
A ballistic missile launched from Yemen was intercepted northeast of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, according to local media. Passengers at the airport, which British Airways flies direct to from the United Kingdom , said they heard an explosion.
The officer then hits her in the head with his right fist, causing the woman to crumble as she is carried out of camera range. University of Miami officials said they were aware of the video and were also gathering information.
He was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a salary dump for Houston before being cut by the Browns prior to the regular season. Last season with the Houston Texans Osweiler started 14 games and went 8-6 as the starting quarterback.
The four officers rushed out of the school, turning east toward the highway and confronting Saipov on the street. Investigators said they later found a cellphone connected to Saipov that had Islamic State group propaganda.
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Russian Federation has criticized Trump's disavowal of the nuclear agreement, which has opened a 60-day window for the U.S. On August 8, a trilateral summit of the heads of state of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russian Federation was held in Baku.
Wisconsin still has MI and another chance against a Big Ten East powerhouse if it gets back to Indianapolis. Those victories and the close loss to Georgia made the Irish the highest ranked among one-loss teams.
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However, after a long pause she added that she was joking and later said that her comments were taken out of context. Kim Kardashian is known for going all out for Halloween , and this year was no different.
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She adds: "I am sorry for this and I apologise for it". "Number 10 must answer questions about their complicity in this scandal". Patel's meetings in Israel were arranged by Tory peer Lord Polak, honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
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A deconstructed flea-flicker to Curtis Samuel went for 14 yards, while a reverse play was carried by Russell Shepard for 11 yards. Carolina's defense then held Ryan and the offense to four consecutive stops to get the ball back on downs, and sealed the game.
Alternatively, they can also enroll unlocked versions of the phone, but it must be carrying SIMs from the aforementioned carriers. The new update can be availed through " Samsung Experience 9.0" in the United States , the United Kingdom and South Korea.
Federal prosecutors in NY have filed terrorism charges against an Uzbek immigrant in the deadly truck attack on a NY bike path. A law enforcement official said Kadirov was a friend of suspect Sayfullo Saipov's and may not have any role in the case.
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