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Trump Turns Screws on Putin But Says He Wants to Get Along

  • President likely to expel Russian diplomats on Monday
  • Move would align Trump with European allies critical of Putin
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Trump to Expel Russian Diplomats

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President Donald Trump is poised to take his most aggressive actions yet against Russia on Monday, when he’s likely to announce the expulsion of dozens of diplomats in response to the nerve-gas attack on a former Russian spy living in the U.K.

The move, all but certain to provoke retaliation by President Vladimir Putin’s government, comes as Trump has tried to maintain at least the semblance of a constructive relationship with the Russian leader.