Sergei Skripal

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US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

20 Dec 2018

US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

The US has slapped fresh sanctions on 12 Russian individuals and entities for their alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the brazen use of a military-grade nerve agent in an assassination attempt inside America's closest ally.

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

07 Nov 2018

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

The United States has said that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

07 Oct 2018

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Russian spy poisoning: Kremlin expects Britain to share suspects' identity

29 Sep 2018

Russian spy poisoning: Kremlin expects Britain to share suspects' identity

The Kremlin said yesterday it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects (pictured) in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.

US to slap sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

10 Aug 2018

US to slap sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

The US yesterday said it will impose tough new sanctions on Russia after determining that Moscow used a deadly military-grade nerve agent to kill a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the UK.

Amesbury poisoning: British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

09 Jul 2018

Amesbury poisoning: British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

A 44-year-old woman, Dawn Sturgess, who was exposed to nerve-agent, Novichok, in southwest England has died, police said.

Syria airstrikes by UK, France, US 'successful': British PM May

14 Apr 2018

Syria airstrikes by UK, France, US 'successful': British PM May

Air strikes by Britain, France, and the United States in Syria sent a "clear message" against the use of chemical weapons, British PM Theresa May said today, declaring the action "successful".

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

27 Mar 2018

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

The Trump administration on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as "intelligence officers" and also ordered the closure of Russian consulate in Seattle over the use of nerve-agent allegedly by Moscow against a former Russian spy in the UK.

England might not play in 2018 World Cup. Here's why.

20 Mar 2018

England might not play in 2018 World Cup. Here's why.

England's diplomatic crisis with Russia is turning uglier by the day and now it has cast doubts about the participation of the Three Lions in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Putin wins 4th term as Russian President with 74% vote

19 Mar 2018

Putin wins 4th term as Russian President with 74% vote

Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning the Presidential Election with 74% vote, an official exit poll said.

Spy poisoning: Russia to expel 23 British diplomats

17 Mar 2018

Spy poisoning: Russia to expel 23 British diplomats

Not the one to take a snub lying down, Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats in response to UK ousting 23 Russian ambassadors earlier this week.

Spy poisoning: UK lashes back, expels 23 Russian diplomats

14 Mar 2018

Spy poisoning: UK lashes back, expels 23 Russian diplomats

After Moscow snubbed British PM Theresa May's call to explain its role in the mysterious poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury, the UK has decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

13 Mar 2018

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

About a week has passed since double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were mysteriously found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, poisoned with a nerve agent known as "Novichok."

Before election, new documentary reveals lesser-known details about Putin

12 Mar 2018

Before election, new documentary reveals lesser-known details about Putin

In a new online documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin admits to ordering the downing of a passenger plane that he suspected wanted to bomb the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening.

UK national-security chiefs meeting: Pressure mounts over Russian spy probe

12 Mar 2018

UK national-security chiefs meeting: Pressure mounts over Russian spy probe

British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of her national security team on Monday after weekend confirmation that traces of a nerve agent used in the attempted murder of a Russian former double agent were found in a pub and a restaurant he visited.

Russian spy: Nerve gas used to kill Sergei Skripal

08 Mar 2018

Russian spy: Nerve gas used to kill Sergei Skripal

Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter Yulia (33) were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on Sunday.