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Russia DENIES poisoning spy and daughter and asks Britain for access to nerve agent

Russia wants access to samples of the rare nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in the UK and has again denied any involvement in …

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The Latest: Russia warns UK over ultimatums, points at nukes

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local):<p>7:10 p.m.<p>The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman …

Donald Trump vows to 'condemn Russia or whoever' was behind Salisbury nerve agent attack

Donald Trump has vowed to "condemn Russia or whoever" was behind the Salisbury nerve agent attack, as Boris Johnson refused to rule out UK cyber attacks against Moscow.<p>The US President said the poisoning on British soil "sounds" like the work of Russia, adding that he would talk to Prime Minister …

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Trump: Russia likely poisoned ex-spy, 'based on all the evidence'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that he believes the British government's theory that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England earlier this month.<p>"It sounds to me like it would be Russia, based on all the …

Russia Snubs Theresa May Over Spy Poisoning Accusation As Deadline Passes

Trump agrees Moscow must provide 'unambiguous answers'.<p>PM poised to unveil Russia response as deadline looms<br>• Moscow refuses to yield to ultimatum …

Novichok nerve agents were used in 1995 killing, ex-Russian agent says

An earlier, less toxic version of the Novichok nerve agent believed to have been used in an attack in Salisbury, England, was allegedly employed in the assassination of a banker in Moscow, a former senior Russian intelligence official told Euronews.<p>Ivan Kivelidi, a senior banker who headed Russia's …

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Only Russia could be behind U.K. poison attack - toxin's co-developer | Reuters

PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - A Russian chemist who helped develop the Soviet-era nerve agent used to poison a former Russian double agent in southern England said only the Russian government could have carried out the attack with such a deadly and advanced toxin.<p>Vil Mirzayanov, 83, said he had no …

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Faceoff: Russia dismisses May's deadline as Britain prepares to outline response to chemical attack

The Russian foreign ministry last night warned the UK that it “should not threaten a nuclear power” as the diplomatic row over the Salisbury nerve …

The beautiful room every writer wants to own

Perched in the crook of a stream right-angling through the gardens at Sissinghurst, Kent, is a conical pavilion built in 1969 in memory of the writer and diplomat Harold Nicholson. His son Nigel used it to write Portrait of a Marriage about his parents - his mother was Vita Sackville-West - …

Emma Watson Wore A Powerful Semi-Permanent Tattoo On Her Arm At The Oscars

The actress had 'Time's Up' (minus the apostrophe) written on her forearm.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Not one for mincing her words, Emma …

Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian's dermatologist reveals the exact order you should be layering your skincare products

You might splurge thousands of pounds on expensive lotions and potions to keep your skin looking radiant but if you're not using them properly, you …

Herrad of Landsberg and the Garden of Delights

Herrad of Landsberg, Selfportrait from Hortus deliciarum, ca. 1180<p><b>Herrad of Landsberg</b> was a 12th-century Alsatian nun and abbess of Hohenburg Abbey …

Why do apps demand access to our photos and other data?

It may seem invasive when apps ask to access our personal information, but there’s usually a perfectly reasonable explanation. Usually...<p>Apps on …

Your dog is good for your heart

Can your dog help you live longer? Maybe, according to a new study of the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health among more than …

People Like People Who Ask Questions

A new study says people who ask more questions, particularly follow-up questions, are liked better by their conversation partners.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>So new research suggests that you can tell a lot about people by the way they talk. In particular, there's a difference between people who …

Virgin Atlantic and EgyptAir planes collide on the runway leaving ‘half a wing missing’

Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic plane at New York’s JFK Airport were given a scare when it was struck by an EgyptAir aircraft while taxiing on …

Facebook could lock you out unless you’re willing to upload a ‘clear’ selfie

Facebook could stop you from accessing the social network unless you’re willing to send in a selfie.<p>It has been telling users they need to file a …

The end for DC? Justice League stumbles at the US box office

In the aftermath of dismal reviews, Justice League has underperformed at the box office in its US debut, with the superhero team-up movie grossing far less than studio Warner Bros had earlier projected.<p>The film grossed $96 million over the three days, against early tracking suggesting it would …

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New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. …

Shocked Blue Planet viewers vow never to use disposable plastic again after heartbreaking whale scene

Shocked Britons have vowed to ditch plastic bags and disposable straws after a heartbreaking scene in Sunday night's Blue Planet.<p>A pilot whale was filmed carrying her dead newborn baby around the ocean for days, reluctant to let go, after it was possibly poisoned by pollution in the oceans.<p>David …