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    Vladimir Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats in Hacking Flap
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel U.S. 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...

    ‘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...

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform
    Dec30

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform

    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. USAID and other institutions have supported Kyiv’s Western-backed government, which took power after...

    Kellyanne Conway: President Obama is trying to “box in” Donald Trump with Russia sanctions
    Dec30

    Kellyanne Conway: President Obama is trying to “box in” Donald Trump with Russia sanctions

    (Credit: AP) Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and future White House adviser, has gone on the record accusing President Barack Obama of trying to force her boss’ hand by imposing tough new sanctions on Russia. “I will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to President Obama on most issues...

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

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

    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 hacking American political sites and email accounts. 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the U.S. in 72 hours and two facilities closed. …read...

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

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

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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...

    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...

    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:...

    Putin says Russia won’t oust U.S. diplomats in hacking flap
    Dec30

    Putin says Russia won’t oust U.S. diplomats in hacking flap

    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...

    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...