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Russian spy poisoning: chemist says non-state actor couldn’t carry out attack

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The Russian chemist who revealed the existence of the novichok family of chemical agents to the world has dismissed the notion that a non-state actor could be behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, earlier this month. Quick guide Timeline: the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Show Read More

Russian spy attack: Johnson welcomes allies’ support

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The UK has been encouraged by the “strength of support” from allies to take action against Russia after the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson said just hours before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was sacked by Donald Trump. Tillerson, who spoke to the foreign secretary on Read More

Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes

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Theresa May is preparing to chair a meeting of the national security council after the midnight deadline she set Moscow over the spy poisoning case passed. The prime minister is preparing to set out a range of reprisals against the Russian state, including calls for fresh sanctions, visa bans and crackdowns on Russian money in Read More

Britain using spy illness to demonise Moscow, says Litvinenko murder suspect

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Andrei Lugovoi, one of the prime suspects in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, has suggested that the apparent poisoning of a Russian spy in Salisbury is part of a British campaign to demonise Moscow. “I don’t rule out that this is another provocation by British intelligence agencies,” said Lugovoi, a pro-Kremlin MP and former FSB Read More

Hey, that’s my hometown! How it feels to have Putin target your birthplace

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I snapped awake from a strange dream and pulled my phone off the headboard to see a string of news alerts that had flowed in overnight. “Russian President Vladimir Putin claims an array of new nuclear weapons can’t be intercepted and made NATO’s US-led missile defense system ‘useless’,” the LA Times told me. Great! Another Read More

Russia ‘on wrong side of history’ over Syria chemical weapons – US

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A top US disarmament official has accused Russia of being on the wrong side of history on chemical weapon use in Syria, after reports of a chlorine attack in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta and the leaking of a UN reportinto the supply of related items from North Korea. The world’s chemical weapons watchdog Read More

Russia blocks UN resolution on eastern Ghouta ceasefire

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Russia has blocked a UN resolution that would have established a 30-day ceasefire and humanitarian deliveries in eastern Ghouta, saying that widespread reporting of heavy civilian casualties in the besieged area on the edge of the Syrian capital, Damascus, was a product of “mass psychosis”. The Russian envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told an Read More

Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI

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A lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was charged with – and has plead guilty to – lying to the FBI, marking another major development the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump election campaign and the Kremlin. Alex van der Zwaan, who married the daughter of a Russian-Ukrainian oligarch Read More

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

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Trump-Russia investigation HR McMaster calls evidence incontrovertible in wake of latest US indictments against more than a dozen Russians Donald Trump’s national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is “incontrovertible” and “beyond dispute” in the wake of new US indictments. McMaster spoke after Robert Mueller, the special Read More

Rolling in the aisles: Russian man smashes stolen tank into supermarket

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A Russian man believed to be drunk has been detained after stealing an armoured personnel carrier and smashing it into a supermarket. The man stole the tank-like vehicle on caterpillar tracks from a military driving school in the far northern Murmansk region, RIA Novosti news agency cited a traffic police spokeswoman as saying. Hibiny.com (@hibiny_com) Read More