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    Putin Says He Won’t Expel US Diplomats

    He’s biding his time. Vladimir Putin says he won’t be kicking U.S. diplomats out of Russia, despite his foreign ministry’s recommendation that the government do just that after the U.S. announced sanctions and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for their country’s alleged interference in the American presidential election. The Russian operation, including hacks against the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton, has been dubbed “Grizzly Steppe” by U.S. intelligence agencies. Putin says his eventual response to escalating tensions will depend on Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russia when he takes office Jan. 20.

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