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    Obama orders Russian expulsions, sanctions
    Dec30

    Obama orders Russian expulsions, sanctions

    Television crews assemble outside the Russian embassy on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, US. — Reuters photo HONOLULU/WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russian intelligence officials who Washington believes were involved in hacking US political groups in the 2016...

    Obama boxes in Trump with sanctions on Russia
    Dec30

    Obama boxes in Trump with sanctions on Russia

    When President Obama ejected 35 Russian operatives from the U.S. and placed sanctions on two Russian intelligence services Thursday, it was more than just an effort to publicly rebuke Russia for meddling in the 2016 elections. It saddled the incoming Trump administration with anti-Russian policies that will force Trump’s team to actively...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap
    Dec30

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap

    MOSCOW –€” President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President Barack Obama’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks....

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

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

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President Barack Obama’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a...

    Seeking investment, Ukraine calls off its tax police (AFP)
    Dec30

    Seeking investment, Ukraine calls off its tax police (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday tried to bring in foreign investment and slash corruption by temporarily banning the tax police from conducting unannounced checks on companies’ operations. …read more Source: The West...

    The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power
    Dec30

    The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power

    Michael McFaul, Barack Obama’s ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, has a blunt assessment of the actions that his former boss took against the Russian government this week. The sanctions on Russian intelligence officers and organizations, along with the expulsion of Russian intelligence officials and closing of Russian compounds in the...

    Trump has tough choice after Obama sanctions on Russia hack
    Dec30

    Trump has tough choice after Obama sanctions on Russia hack

    Time for country to move on, says president-elect …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia
    Dec30

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia

    Ukraine Friday banned Russian books glorifying the Kremlin and its leaders or espousing what it views as “totalitarian views” in a move certain to further sour relations between the two foes. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump
    Dec30

    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would not expel any Americans in response to Washington turfing out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged election interference. The Kremlin strongman’s shock decision came after Russia’s foreign ministry asked him to send home 35 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat retaliation...

    Now, really crank up heat on Russia
    Dec30

    Now, really crank up heat on Russia

    WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin opted on Friday not to expel 35 American diplomats, following Thursday’s decision by the Obama administration to declare persona non grata that number of Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and take other measures in response to Russia’s interference in the recent...