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Yet another 'persona non grata' episode in American history

The 35 Russians expelled from the US and stamped as "personae non gratae" are not the first to receive the label from an American president, nor is the label unique to the US
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 05:50

Amid frosty US-Russian ties, a blow-up snowman is seen in front of the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco, California, on Thursday. In response to Russian hacking of US political organisations, President Obama announced a number of retaliatory actions on Thursday.

IN response to Russian hacking of American political organisations, President Barack Obama announced a number of retaliatory actions on Thursday, including the expulsion of nearly three dozen Russian citizens from the United States.

"Today the State Department declared 35 Russian

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