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Russia expels American diplomats and intelligence operatives

by Scott Humor In the last days of 2016, one couldn’t do enough to avoid announcements of 35 Russian diplomats being expelled from the US and Russian government-owned property being seized. Every five minutes on every channel, there was footage of people burdened with children and suitcases waiting on wet tarmac for a plane to pick them up, because they weren’t allowed to remain inside the airport building. Also, there

Statement by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in response to Washington’s hostile actions

December 30, 2016 We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole. As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore

US envoy pelted with stones in south Lebanon

Al-Manar reports: The US charge d’affaires to Lebanon was greeted with stones and chants of “Death to America” on Wednesday by Lebanese residents as she met with a local official in the south of the country. “Some 200 people, including women and children, surrounded the house of Abdullah Bitar as he met in Nabatiyeh with charge d’affaires Michele Sison and they began throwing stones,” a security official said. He said

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