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Newsline: 40 Russian ‘non grata’ diplomats left Germany

Officials say 40 Russian diplomats declared ‘persona non grata’ by Germany earlier this week have left the country. The diplomats were picked up Friday by a Russian government plane that had received special permission to land at Berlin’s Schoenefeld Airport despite a ban on flights from Russia in the European Union. (https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Live-Updates-Russia-acknowledges-significant-17066127.php) Germany’s top security official had said earlier this week that the diplomats were chosen because they were linked to Russian intelligence agencies.

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