The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats Dec. 29 retaliation for alleged interference with the recent U.S. presidential election, BBC reported. It will also close two Russian compounds used for intelligence gathering, in Maryland and New York, as part of a raft of other measures. It was not clear whether President-elect Donald Trump would be able to immediately overturn the measures upon taking office in January. His policy on Russia is likely to diverge from that of the Obama administration. Just as Trump regards the one-China policy as a relic of the Cold War worth revisiting, he intends to update Washington's relationship with Moscow.