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Putin says Russia won’t expel US diplomats in hacking flap
Dec30

Putin says Russia won’t expel US diplomats in hacking flap

President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election. However, he said but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning...

US expels 35 Russian diplomats over hacking allegations
Dec29

US expels 35 Russian diplomats over hacking allegations

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San...

US senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks
Dec29

US senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks

U.S. senators visiting eastern European allies to discuss security issues called for sanctions against Russia for interfering in the presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Their demands came amid ongoing discussions among U.S. officials on an imminent response that would ensure the U.S. takes action against...

McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions
Dec29

McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions

Sen. John McCain wants sanctions against Russia for its alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election, adding that the country remains “a threat to the very fundamentals of democracy.” During a visit to Lithuania, McCain said Thursday he doubts Russia’s efforts affected the U.S. electoral result. But he and fellow...

Trump Signals Shift from Obama’s Focus on Multilateralism
Dec28

Trump Signals Shift from Obama’s Focus on Multilateralism

For eight years, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine has been rooted in a belief that while the United States can take action around the word on its own, it rarely should. “Multilateralism regulates hubris,” Obama declared. His successor, President-elect Donald Trump, has derided some of the same international...

Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador
Dec26

Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S. abstention in a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.Separately, the envoys of 10 other nations were called in to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to be reprimanded on Sunday, and Netanyahu had more harsh...

Russian plane carrying 92 crashes in Black Sea; 10 dead seen
Dec25

Russian plane carrying 92 crashes in Black Sea; 10 dead seen

A Russian plane carrying 92 people to an air base in Syria crashed Sunday into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Thousands of rescue workers were searching the undersea crash site but there appeared to be no survivors. Those on board included dozens of members of Russia’s...

Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown
Dec25

Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has listed a number of Jamaicans among 74 immigrants who were arrested by members of the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) during a recent two-state immigration sweep targeting crim The Jamaicans were not identified. ICE said that the 11-day operation also targeted other...

Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’
Dec24

Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’

President-elect Donald Trump has stepped away from his typically tempered view of U.S.-Russia relations. He vowed to expand America’s nuclear capabilities while warning that the two global powers should restore collaboration so they don’t “have to travel an alternate path.” Trump’s transition team said Friday that...

Belarus Court Rules Against AP Reporter for Chernobyl Story
Dec24

Belarus Court Rules Against AP Reporter for Chernobyl Story

MOSCOW – A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press (AP) correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems from an April article about farmers using land...

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