Russian spies board deportation plane bound for Russia


The US has deported 10 Russian agents as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Moscow.

A flight carrying the five men and five women left New York's LaGuardia airport after a judge ordered their expulsion during a court hearing at which they admitted spying for a foreign country.

Meanwhile, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pardoned four people convicted of espionage in Russia.

It is unclear where the flight carrying the 10 Russian agents will land, or where the prisoners being freed by Moscow will be released.

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