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Moscow will not accept conclusions of OPCW on spy poisoning

Russia won't take on faith any conclusion relating to the Skripal affair until such a time as Russian experts are allowed access to the samples mentioned.

published on : 12th April 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says ex spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK government

Lavrov also suggested that the poisoning of Skripal could also be in the interests of the British special forces who are known for their abilities to act with a licence to kill".

published on : 2nd April 2018

Russia retaliates with mass US diplomat expulsions, consulate closure in Saint Petersburg

In Washington, the State Department said there was no justification for the Russian move and that the United States "reserves the right to respond."

published on : 30th March 2018

From ex-Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic escalation: Here is all you need to know

Russia's mass expulsion of US diplomats Thursday is the latest tit-for-tat move triggered by the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in England. 

published on : 30th March 2018

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, daughter poisoned from front door of Salisbury home: UK police .

Investigators had earlier sealed off the bench where the Skripals were found, a pub and restaurant the pair visited, and the grave of the former spy's wife.

published on : 29th March 2018

UK to invest 48 million pounds in chemical weapons defence after spy poisoning

Given international conventions that prohibit the use of chemical weapons, research conducted at Porton Down is defensive in nature, according to the defence ministry.

published on : 15th March 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns use of nerve agent in poisoning of Russian ex-spy in Britain

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the alleged use of nerve agent in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.

published on : 15th March 2018

Twitter diplomacy: Russia, UK spar online over ex-spy's poisoning

Britain's foreign ministry and the Russian embassy in London have been doing battle on social media over the death of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal.

published on : 15th March 2018

US says Russia 'responsible' for spy attack in Britain

US President Donald Trump had pressed Russia to provide answers but did not suggest that Moscow had a hand in the attempted murder.

published on : 15th March 2018

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

US and other allies joined London in demanding answers on how a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used in the attack against a former double agent.

published on : 14th March 2018

Russia likely behind UK nerve agent attack, says Rex Tillerson

The United States agreed with its ally Britain on Tuesday that Russia was probably behind an attempt to poison a former double agent, saying the perpetrators should face punishment.

published on : 13th March 2018

UK to hold emergency meeting on Russian ex-spy attack

Britain was to hold a second meeting of its national emergencies committee on Saturday in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former spy.

published on : 10th March 2018

UK races to find source of nerve agent in Russian ex-spy attack

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

published on : 8th March 2018

Pyongyang bans Malaysians from leaving North Korea: Agency

Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur had unusually strong links for years, but have been set at loggerheads by the killing of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un by two women using VX nerve agent.

published on : 7th March 2017