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Part of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Dec. 30, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not expel American diplomats in retaliation after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference by Russia. (Alexander Nemenov / AFP/Getty Images
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Putin says he won’t expel American diplomats after Obama sanctions Russia over alleged election interference

The United States has unleashed a string of sanctions and ordered expulsion of 35 Russians in retaliation for alleged cyber-meddling against the U.S. election, but President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia won’t oust American diplomats in a retaliation for the move. The diplomatic showdown between Washington and Moscow, which […]

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Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]