The attack terrorizes a small city where a Nigerian was arrested days earlier in the killing and dismembering of a teenager.
The administration says the Kremlin must be persuaded it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even a limited nuclear attack in Europe.
Sen. Chuck Schumer called the meeting suspicious, coming just days before the Trump administration decided not to issue new sanctions over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The decision came after Spain’s top court ruled that Carles Puigdemont could be re-elected only if he was physically present in the parliament in Barcelona—where he could face arrest.
Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s most prominent foe, organized the rallies to urge a boycott of the March 18 presidential election, which Putin is sure to win.
Milos Zeman has divided the nation with his pro-Kremlin stance, support for closer ties with China, and strong anti-migrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
The United States calls the plan part of a Kremlin scheme to politicize energy and undermine attempts to make Europe less dependent on Moscow.
Immigration, already a highly controversial topic on the continent, is set to grow as many more people fleeing climate change arrive.
The vote gives new momentum to Catalonia's drive for independence from Spain, but pro-unity party makes gains.