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Russia bans Biden's wife and daughter from entering country

US first lady Jill Biden (right) is welcomed by Spain's Queen Letizia to a reception center for Ukrainian refugees in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (Oscar del Pozo/Pool Photo via AP) 
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Russian officials have announced they are banning the wife and daughter of US President Joe Biden from entering the country, in response to widening sanctions against Russia.

The Russian foreign ministry said 25 names were being added to the country’s “stop list”, including Mr Biden’s wife Jill and daughter Ashley.

It also banned entry to four senators whom it identified as “responsible for the formation of the (US) Russophobic course”: Republicans Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins and Ben Sasse, and Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand.

The list also includes prominent academics including Francis Fukuyama, noted for his book The End of History and the Last Man that posited the spread of liberal democracies could mark the ultimate development of society.

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