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    Putin says Russia won’t expel U.S. diplomats
    Dec30

    Putin says Russia won’t expel U.S. diplomats

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia but said Moscow will not retaliate by expelling American diplomats.U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by...

    Russia expels 35 US diplomats in tit-for-tat measures
    Dec30

    Russia expels 35 US diplomats in tit-for-tat measures

    Moscow on Friday announced retaliatory measures against the US State Department’s decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats and close two compounds used by Russian intelligence operatives. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at least 35 US diplomats will be expelled from the country, Russian news agencies reported. They include 31...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel Diplomats In Response To U.S. Sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel Diplomats In Response To U.S. Sanctions

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov went on state TV Friday to announce plans for a tit-for-tat response to U.S. sanctions on Russia. But President Vladimir Putin says it’s not happening.(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) …read more Source:...

    Abbreviated pundit roundup:  Obama’s sanctions on Russia box Trump in
    Dec30

    Abbreviated pundit roundup: Obama’s sanctions on Russia box Trump in

    We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its editorial in support of the new sanctions against Russia: While it is definitely too late, and may also be too little, there should be no doubt about the correctness of President Obama’s decision to retaliate against Russia for hacking American computers and trying to influence...

    France tracking election threats with ‘greatest vigilance’
    Dec30

    France tracking election threats with ‘greatest vigilance’

    PARIS — France is tracking threats against its sovereignty and democratic process with the “greatest vigilance,” the Foreign Ministry said Friday after the United States sanctioned Russia over attempts to influence the presidential election. “France permanently and with the greatest vigilance tracks anything that could affect its...

    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”
    Dec30

    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”

    In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. 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...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain its influence, and America will soon inaugurate an untested, seemingly Russia-friendly president who has voiced doubts about the usefulness of the NATO alliance. There is deep unease in the...

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move
    Dec30

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move

    MOSCOW: Russia on Friday moved to expel 35 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat response after President Barack Obama unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged election interference. Obama’s broadside over cyberattacks sent ties between Russia and the United States – already at their worst since the Cold War – to a fresh low...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    LONDON (AP) — Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia...

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. …read more Source: The...