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Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned Russia could be expelled from the G8 over its provocative military moves in Ukraine, but the possibility of expulsion is in question since booting a nation from the club requires a consensus that so far appears elusive.

In his strongest language yet on possible retaliation against a defiant Moscow, Mr. Harper told a Toronto audience on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his country “on a course of diplomatic and economic isolation that could well see Russia exit the G8 entirely.” Earlier, he spoke personally with Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and reassured...

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