Putin refuses to expel U.S. diplomats; Trump applauds move

Dec 31, 2016

Putin refuses to expel U.S. diplomats; Trump applauds move

President Vladimir Putin on Friday ruled out tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to U.S. sanctions over alleged cyberattacks, a move that won plaudits from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Putin’s decision came despite the Foreign Ministry asking him to send home 35 U.S. diplomats ...

Dec 30, 2016

Inada's visit to war-linked shrine draws U.S. criticism

U.S. officials have reacted negatively to Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s visit Thursday to a controversial war-linked shrine just after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama. “We continue to emphasize the importance of approaching historical legacy issues in ...