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    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...

    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...

    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday
    Dec30

    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has scheduled a hearing on cyber threats for Thursday, where Russia’s election-year hacking will take center stage, a source familiar with the committee’s planning told POLITICO.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers...

    Ukraine police arrest man suspected of planning attack similar to Berlin truck rampage
    Dec30

    Ukraine police arrest man suspected of planning attack similar to Berlin truck rampage

    …read more Source: The Indian...

    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, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not kick out American diplomats in response to President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian spies.”Although we have the right to retaliate,” Putin said in a statement, “we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore...

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions

    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, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries
    Dec30

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries

    More than a year after gun-toting volunteers left amid accusations of atrocities, a closed-door trial and hushed fears in one eastern Ukrainian town hint at national defense gone badly wrong. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...