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    The Great Unraveling
    Dec30

    The Great Unraveling

    European policy on Russia beginning to crumble as French presidential candidates step away from sanctions. The WSJ: The two leading candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, are both avowed opponents of sanctions meant to punish Moscow for its annexation of part of Ukraine and its support for rebels in the country’s east.Russia’s...

    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...

    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

    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 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 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...

    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 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...

    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...