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Twenty-three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left London for Moscow on Tuesday as Britain and Russia traded recriminations over a nerve agent attack in England that has plunged relations into their worst crisis since the Cold War.

Prime Minister Theresa May blamed Russia for the attack on a Russian double-agent and his daughter — the first known offensive use of a nerve toxin in Europe since World War II — and gave 23 Russians whom she said were spies working under diplomatic cover one week to leave London.

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