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Russia said it won’t expel American diplomats in retaliation for U.S. sanctions, President Obama added to his environmental legacy, 2016 drew to a close, and more.
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“Kitchen Diplomacy”: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will not expel U.S. diplomats in retaliation for the sanctions levied against Moscow for alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, and condemned the move as an act of “kitchen diplomacy.” It’s not immediately clear if the sanctions will deter the Kremlin from future acts of interference, or if they will even survive the incoming administration. President-elect Donald Trump could reverse the sanctions once he enters office, and said he believes the U.S. should “move on.” Trump has expressed skepticism over Russia’s involvement in the hack, which, as

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