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Putin says Skripal poisoning suspects are not criminals

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:49 PM

Putin urges the men to address the media saying there was 'nothing criminal' about them, as he speaks at an economic forum in the far eastern city of Vladivostok

PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. Photo by Kirill Kudryatsev/AFP

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen – report

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

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.

NOVICHOK ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018. File photo by Toby Melville/AFP

Russia blasts 'unacceptable' new U.S. sanctions

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers, and comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

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

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

'Unknown substance' hospitalizes 2 in UK's Salisbury

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The two patients 'are both currently receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital,' Wiltshire police says

SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL. A general view shows the main entrance to Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018 where a man and a woman remain in critically condition which sparked an ongoing major incident which started on March 4. File photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

NATO, Russia to hold 1st talks since Skripal attack

May 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

NATO has vehemently criticized Moscow over the attack in March and has expelled 7 Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated international response

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The accusations come as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meet behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the crisis

THE SKRIPALS' POISONING. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

G7 calls on Russia to answer for Salisbury nerve agent attack

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'We call on Russia to urgently address all questions related to the incident in Salisbury,' foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations say in a joint statement

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

UK alleges Russian 'tactic' after request for meeting over poisoning

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Russian ambassador in London has sent a 'personal note' to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asking for the meeting

GREAT BRITAIN. A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as 'Big Ben' in London. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Russia promises 'tough response' to U.S. sanctions

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Russia responds to the new US sanctions against their most influential oligarchs

US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV

Russian ex-spy's poisoned daughter says growing stronger

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:58 AM

'I woke up over a week ago now and am glad to say my strength is growing daily,' says Yulia Skripal

AFTER SPY ATTACK. 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 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

Expelled Russians arrive home as Moscow warns against travel to UK

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) The Russian government tells citizens to think twice about going to Britain, saying they could be singled out for harassment there

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

Russia demands UK cut over 50 diplomats in new tit-for-tat move

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:31 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Britain says it is considering Moscow's request for consular access to Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal

KREMLIN. A general view photo taken on July 31, 2017 shows the Kremlin, the History Museum and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Britain shared 'unprecedented' intelligence over spy attack

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:19 PM

London has shared 'unprecedented levels of intelligence with partners' since the attack, a senior government official says, culminating in the response from capitals around the world

SPY ATTACK. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Europe steps up pressure on Russia over spy attack

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:55 PM

A number of member states are considering following Britain's lead and expelling Russian intelligence agents posing as diplomats, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying further coordinated actions were "necessary"

Russian envoy to UK pens letter to cop sick from nerve agent

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:48 AM

'I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for your bravery when reacting to the assault on two Russian nationals,' says the Russian ambassador as he insists on Moscow's innocence

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) as they stand near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went before being discovered on a nearby bench on March 4, following an apparent nerve agent attack. Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy, and suspended high-level contacts, including for the World Cup, as the US joined it in blasting Moscow at the UN on March 14. British Prime Minister Theresa May told Britain's parliament that Russia had failed to respond to her demand for an explanation on how a Soviet-designed chemical, Novichok, was used in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.  / AFP PHOTO / POOL / TOBY MELVILLE

UK says spy attack driven by Russian vote, London's criticism

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the Kremlin targeted the country due to London's criticism of Russian rights abuses

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:21 PM

'Sooner or later these unsubstantiated allegations will have to be answered for: either backed up with the appropriate evidence or apologized for,' says Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov

UK 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Moscow expels 23 British diplomats following London's 'provocative' measures over poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter

ANTICIPATED. British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) reacts during her visit to the Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot, south-west of London, January 9, 2017. File photo by Steve Parsons/AFP

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) The crisis erupts after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a Soviet-designed nerve agent, leaving them in critical condition

AFTERMATH. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (C) talks with dignitaries during her visit to Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, as she was shown the areas where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went to, and were discovered at, following an apparent nerve agent attack on March 4. Photo by Toby Melville / Pool / AFP

Russia opens probes into Skripal daughter's poisoning, Russian's death

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:13 PM

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

THE SKRIPALS' POISONING. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

UK, U.S., France, Germany point to Russia over spy attack

Mar 15, 2018 - 10:06 PM

'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

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) as they stand near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went before being discovered on a nearby bench on March 4, following an apparent nerve agent attack. Photo by Toby Melville/AFP

Britain expels Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

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

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on poisoning of ex-spy

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Britain will brief council members during the open meeting at 1900 GMT on the nerve agent that left ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in critical condition, the British mission to the United Nations says

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists 'Russia is not guilty,' saying it is ready to cooperate with Britain but complaining that its request for samples of the nerve agent has been rejected

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russia ex-spy poisoning 'extremely worrying' – Chemical weapons watchdog

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'It is extremely worrying that chemical agents are still being used to harm people. Those found responsible for this use must be held accountable for their actions,' Ahmet Uzumcu director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says.

AHMET UZUMCU. Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), holds a press conference in Rome on January 16, 2014. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Allies back UK after it says Russia likely poisoned ex-spy

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May says in parliament that the nerve agent used to poison the pair was a military-grade type developed by Russia

POLICE. British Police Community Support Officers stand on duty outside a residential property in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018, believed to have been cordoned off in connection with the major incident which started at The Maltings shopping center in Salisbury on March 4. File photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Nerve agent used in ex-spy attack found at UK pub, restaurant

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:23 PM

The March 4 attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is being treated by detectives as attempted murder

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK races to find source of poison used against Russia ex-spy

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:54 PM

On Wednesday, March 7, British police confirm for the first time that a nerve agent was used and that their probe was now an attempted murder investigation

POLICE. British Police Community Support Officers stand on duty outside a residential property in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018, believed to have been cordonned off in connection with the major incident which started at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP