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Russian embassy seeks meeting with Johnson over Skripal attack

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russian embassy seeks meeting with Johnson over Skripal attack
The Russian embassy has requested a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss the attack on the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, saying that its dealings with Britain over the issue had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office confirmed that a request had been received, but a spokeswoman countered that it was Read More

Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live
Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top seek a new joint investigation into Salisbury poisoning, Reuters is reporting. An unnamed diplomatic source told the agency that the vote was lost by 15-6 with 17 OPCW member states abstaining. Russia gained support from China, Azerbaijan, Read More

Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions
Boris Johnson is facing embarrassing questions over his claims that Russia had produced the Salisbury nerve agent after it emerged that the Foreign Office had deleted a tweet blaming Moscow for the attack. With the foreign secretary already under pressure over his remarks two weeks ago that a Porton Down scientist had been “absolutely categorical” Read More

Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened
It’s been apparent for a long time that the obtaining of data, the use that can be made of it, for commercial or political purposes, is a goldmine for those who wish to breach the law and the sanctions that can be visited on those that do this are entirely inadequate. I’m perfectly aware that Read More

Russia says it will expel British diplomats from Moscow ‘soon’ in retaliation against UK – Politics live

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia says it will expel British diplomats from Moscow ‘soon’ in retaliation against UK – Politics live
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has chaired a meeting of his security council in Moscow to discuss how to retaliate against the UK’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from London. Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, said Russia would act soon. (See 12.02pm.) According to the Russian news agency Tass, Putin will personally chose the Read More

Boris promises a bloody nose in response to poisoning | John Crace

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Boris promises a bloody nose in response to poisoning | John Crace
It began with a bloody nose and ended as war. Boris Johnson had shambled his way into the House of Commons several minutes late looking rather the worse for wear. Sometime over the past few days his conk had fought a losing battle with a hard object – possibly the prime minister’s fist – and Read More