Putin says Russia won't oust US diplomats in hacking flap

FILE - This is a Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 file photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as they speak each other at a CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet republics) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, terror attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites are backsliding even as Russia seeks to expand its influence. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo, File via AP)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.

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