Rappler's latest stories on Novichok
(UPDATED) A report by the investigative website Bellingcat identifies a hitherto unknown possible third suspect in the 2018 attack in Salisbury on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Three months after the Untied States declared Russia violated a US law that seeks the elimination of chemical and biological weapons, the State Department tells Congress in a legally-mandated follow-up Moscow had not come into compliance
The Daily Telegraph newspaper, citing an unnamed security source, says the two men had posed as businessmen to obtain their visas from the British consulate in Saint Petersburg.
UK Security Minister Ben Wallace on Putin: 'Ultimately he does in so far as he is the president of the Russian Federation and it is his government that controls, funds and directs the military intelligence, the GRU, via his ministry of defense'
'Based on a body of intelligence the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police... are officers of the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU,' Prime Minister Theresa May says
The State Department says the action is aimed at punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for having 'used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law'
'Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who entered the country around that time,' a source with knowledge of the investigation says
Charlie Rowley 'is no longer in a critical condition,' Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital in southwest England, says
Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also says London will have to apologize for its handling of the two poisoning cases and its accusations against Moscow
(UPDATED) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters the case is 'very worrying' but Russia had no information 'about what substances were used and how they were used'
Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism police says there is no evidence to suggest that the man and the woman 'were targeted in any way'
In total, 171 people will leave the country, state news agency TASS reports Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, as saying
(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Britain says it is considering Moscow's request for consular access to Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal
Aside from probing the 'attempted premeditated murder of Yulia Skripal, Russia's Investigative Committee will also probe the the suspected murder of a Russian living in London, Nikolai Glushkov
'We share the UK assessment that there is no plausible alternative explanation, and note that Russia's failure to address the legitimate request by the UK government further underlines its responsibility,' a joint statement by the UK, France, Germany, and the USA reads
British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia failed to respond to her demand for an explanation on how a Soviet-designed chemical, Novichok, was used in the English city of Salisbury