British survivor of nerve agent questions Russian ambassador

Europe 04/07/19, 12:33

A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent has questioned Russia's ambassador about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year.Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror he "didn't really get any answers" and was fed "Russian propaganda" during the London meeting.Rowley fell severely ill in ...

Judge’s order could shed light on death of Russian in DC

Europe 03/11/19, 23:21

On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day. By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that he died of blunt ...

Russia accuses UK of denying access to ex-spy and daughter

Europe 03/04/19, 14:59

Russia is accusing Britain of denying access to Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in violation of an international treaty. It says Moscow doesn't know whether they are alive or dead a year after they were reportedly attacked using a nerve agent.Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky said ...

UK leader visits Salisbury a year after Novichok attack

Europe 03/04/19, 09:32

British Prime Minister Thresa May has praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, the English city hit by a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy a year ago.May visited the cathedral city Monday to mark the anniversary of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.The ...

UK authorities finish cleanup of sites in Skripal poisoning

Europe 03/01/19, 10:30

British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent.Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a yearlong military cleanup. Skripal and his daughter, ...

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Europe 11/12/18, 10:44

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability.May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday.Britain accuses Russia of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal ...

Moscow square named after British double agent Kim Philby

Europe 11/08/18, 17:29

The mayor of Moscow has decreed that a square near the headquarters of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service be named after Kim Philby, the Briton who was the most successful Soviet double agent of the Cold War period.Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed the order on Tuesday. The move comes amid tensions ...

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

Europe 10/19/18, 16:01

Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday."I don't believe Russia would have used a nerve agent on the streets of an American or German city" because the consequences ...

Update: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report

Europe 10/09/18, 08:34

The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy's poisoning (all times local):1:15 p.m.The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claim by investigative group Bellingcat that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence.Russian President Vladimir ...

UK group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

Europe 10/09/18, 08:18

The investigative group Bellingcat says one of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain had been made a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin four years earlier.The group identified the suspect in the March nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his ...

Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

Europe 10/08/18, 11:45

One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a trained doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and traveled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday.Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually ...

Russia’s Putin calls poisoned ex-spy “scumbag,” traitor

Europe 10/03/18, 08:54

President Vladimir Putin has called Sergei Skripal, the ex-spy who was poisoned with a military grade nerve agent in Britain, a traitor and a "scumbag."It was the first time Putin directly condemned Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalized with his daughter after both were poisoned in the city of Salisbury in ...

Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions

World 09/28/18, 06:59

The Kremlin says it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Friday that the allegations made by British-based investigative ...

Russian paper: Villagers ID Russian suspect in UK poisoning

Europe 09/27/18, 12:34

Russia's respected Kommersant daily has interviewed residents in a small village in the Far East who have identified one of the suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as a senior Russian intelligence agent.On Wednesday, an investigative group in Britain named Bellingcat said one of the two ...

UK investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel

Europe 09/26/18, 13:12

An investigative group in Britain says it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. as a highly-decorated colonel in the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.The group, Bellingcat, said Wednesday that the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in ...

Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Europe 09/21/18, 05:22

British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and ...

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