"MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats,
including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in
retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the
poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that
intensified the Kremlin’s rupture with the United States and Europe.