Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill
MOSCOW (AP) - The upper chamber of Russia's parliament has unanimously voted in favour of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down.
The bill is one part of a larger measure by lawmakers retaliating against a recently signed U.S. law that calls for sanctions against Russians deemed to be human rights violators.
Some top government officials, including the foreign minister, have spoken against the bill, arguing that it would be in violation of Russia's constitution and international obligations.