Novichok nerve agent - updates

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U.S. hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:17 AM

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'

SANCTIONS. In this file photo taken on March 8, members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits fix the tent over the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on March 4 in critical condition at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:29 PM

'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

NERVE AGENT. A police officer stands guard over a public rubbish bin that is cordoned off in Amesbury, near Salisbury, southern England, on July 5, 2018 in connection with the investigation launched after two people were found unconscious after exposure to what was later identified as the nerve agent Novichok. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Novichok patient no longer critical – UK hospital

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Charlie Rowley 'is no longer in a critical condition,' Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital in southwest England, says

CHARLIE ROWLEY. An undated file picture taken from the Facebook page of Charles Rowley on July 9, 2018. Image from Facebook page of Charles Rowley/AFP

British woman dies after exposure to Novichok nerve agent

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:18 AM

Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War

NERVE AGENT. Police officers stand guard near barriers across Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Salisbury, southern England, on July 8, 2018. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

British police probe new Novichok nerve agent case

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(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'

NERVE AGENT. A police officer stands guard over a public rubbish bin that is cordoned off in Amesbury, near Salisbury, southern England, on July 5, 2018 in connection with the investigation launched after two people were found unconscious after exposure to what was later identified as the nerve agent Novichok. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe / AFP

Russia diplomats, families, leave U.S. embassy

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:40 AM

In total, 171 people will leave the country, state news agency TASS reports Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, as saying

EXPELLED. Russian diplomats leave their embassy in Washington. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP