From Brexit to Trump, 2017 will be dominated by the decisions we made last year.
so will 2017 be dominated by 2016’s decisions … so what do we have installed for us in 2017. This is Theresa May’s first full-blooded geopolitical challenge (Brexit was part of her inheritance). To date, Barack Obama has responded to Russia’s cyber-attacks during the US presidential election with a range of sanctions. The fresh sanctions target companies including Crimean Ports, Crimean Railway and Institute Stroiproekt, a Russian highway construction company, according to a statement by US Treasury Department.
To date thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard.
Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that somebody other than Russians hacked the US elections. The Kremlin denies interfering in US elections after Washington slaps sanctions on Russia, including expelling diplomats.
Find out more from the sources around the globe.
US expands sanctions against Russia. China Daily
Trump says he’ll reveal ‘information’ on hacking. The Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan.
Putin says Russia will not expel US diplomats. Al Arabiya, UAE
Russia vows ‘reprisals’ over US sanctions. Al Jazeera
Trump says he has inside information on hacking. CNN Politics