Expelled diplomats leave US embassy in Moscow: AFP

Moscow (AFP) – The first of a group of 60 US diplomats who have been expelled from Russia in the wake of the poisoned spy row departed from Washington’s embassy in Moscow early Thursday, an AFP reporter on the scene said.

Dozens of US diplomats and their families left the embassy compound on three buses and a minibus that headed towards the airport, after Moscow set a Thursday deadline for the envoys to leave the country.