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Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At U.S. Diplomatic Corps

The Russian Foreign Ministry says the U.S. must downsize its diplomatic staff in Russia; it's also blocking the U.S. Embassy from using two properties.
Russia has given the U.S. a deadline to stop using a property in Serebryany Bor, in part of its response to Congress approving a new sanctions bill. / ALEXANDER NEMENOV / Getty Images

Stung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the U.S. must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities. The ministry is also suspending the

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