Nerve Agents

Salisbury nerve agent could still be at 'toxic' levels in places, residents told

Toxic levels of the nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter could still be present at "hot spots" around Salisbury, government …

Sergei Skripal

Russia urges citizens studying abroad to return home from ‘unfriendly’ countries

As Western countries continue to criticize Russian involvement in the poisoning of a former double agent, Russia is launching a campaign to get its …

Russia

Russia driving huge online 'disinformation' campaign on Syria gas attack, says UK

The British goverrnment has accused Russia of launching a far-reaching internet disinformation campaign in the weeks after a suspected chemical …

Social Media

UK Lawmakers Form Group to Combat 'malign' Russian Influence

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers set up a special group Friday to focus on Russian election interference and disinformation campaigns, saying more …

Russia

Russia Sows Doubts Over Chemical Attack in Syria, Aided by Pro-Trump Cable Channel

This much we know: someone is lying about the reported use of chlorine gas to kill dozens of Syrian civilians this month in a rebel-held enclave on …

Middle East

Trump is smashingly successful — at sowing utter confusion

The Trump administration is succeeding wildly at one thing: sowing utter confusion about its foreign policy.<p>Perhaps “foreign policy” is the wrong term. “International lurchings” might be more apt. Allies and adversaries alike are having to learn which pronouncements to take seriously, which to …

Opinion

Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our …

Russia

The Week In Russia: Poison Gas, Paper Airplanes

Russia sought to shut down Telegram, stood by as Western air strikes targeted its Syrian ally, and avoided a fresh volley of U.S. sanctions -- for …

Russia

Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria

As chemical weapons inspectors wait to investigate an alleged strike near the Syrian capital of Damascus, former inspectors say the challenges the current team faces are daunting.<p>The inspectors arrived in Syria on April 14, on a mission to investigate a suspected chemical attack in the Damascus …

Middle East

All The News You Need To Read This Morning

Nerve agent used to poison a former spy could still be present in Salisbury<p><i>The news is part boring and part overwhelming, so here's a quick list of all the stuff we thought was significant today:</i><p>– Toxic hotspots of nerve agent used to poison a former spy could still be around Salisbury<p>– Poorest …

Sexual Harassment

Toxic levels of nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal could still be present at 'hot spots' around Salisbury

Toxic levels of the nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter could still be present at "hot spots" around Salisbury, Government …

Sergei Skripal

Inside the Competitive, Corrupt World of Russian Intelligence

<b>Bottom Line:</b> <b>The Kremlin employs an array of often overlapping and competitive security and intelligence services to create multiple sources of</b> …

Russia

A Trace of Novichok on Your Salad?

MOSCOW — An organ-failure-inducing, military-grade nerve agent may seem an unlikely source of inspiration for a product that is advertised as promoting “longevity.”<p>Not so for Alexei Yakushev, however, a farmer from a village in central Russia. This week, he launched “Novichok,” a sunflower oil …

World

Will there be a World War 3 and who would win WW3? How Russia and US tensions over Syria could spark global conflict

THE world is currently on high alert with tensions between the US and Russia over Syria boiling over.<p>If you add North Korea's nuclear ambitions into …

North Korea

Comey memo showed Trump wanted faster response to Putin call

President Trump became irate at his then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, when he learned that Flynn had failed to tell him about a congratulatory phone call from Russian President Vladi­mir Putin after Trump’s inauguration, according to a senior administration official.<p>The president’s ire …

Donald Trump

Karthi's villain gives proof he is in love with daughter age girl - Tamil Movie News

Milind Soman popular model and Bollywood actor for the past few months is dating 27 year old Ankita Konwar. Media reports were buzzing that the …

Tamil Cinema

Jealous husband jailed after stabbing his wife with a samurai sword

Darren Merriman, 40, was jailed for life today for the 'barbaric' murder of Elizabeth Merriman at their home in Newhey, Rochdale.

Crime

Despite Trump rhetoric, US withdrawal from Syria likely to be messy

President’s goals – defeating Isis and deterring chemical weapons use – could both prove elusive<p>Donald Trump remains determined to take US troops out of Syria “as rapidly as possible” despite his decision last week to launch missile strikes against government targets, a senior Republican senator …

Middle East

UN Security Council debates on new ex-Russian spy attack report

UN Security Council debates on new ex-Russian spy attack report<p>File Photo: British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce addresses a Security …

News (China)

Russian firm markets ‘Novichok’ cooking oil named after nerve gas used on spy

A Russian business is bringing out a new line of “Novichok” cooking oil, in a cheeky reference to the Soviet-era nerve gas blamed for poisoning an …

Russia

Jacinda Ardern meets Queen Elizabeth II

Jacinda Ardern has met Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.<p>The Prime Minister was one of the 53 member states that was …

New Zealand Politics

Beware of allowing your foes to determine who your enemies truly are

Fake news is not new, nor is it exclusive to elections. It could easily be found in other realms and the sphere of international relations is not …

News (South Africa)

U.S. National Security Aide Tells Russia Conditions For Better Ties

The new U.S. national security adviser has told Russia’s U.S. ambassador that Moscow must address U.S. concerns on election meddling, the "reckless" …

Russia

Friday briefing: Novichok still a serious risk, Salisbury is warned

‘We are dealing with a chemical you cannot see’ … Brexit divorce bill like spinning the lucky wheel … and did the Communist Manifesto come true?<p>Top story: ‘Toxic hotspots may still exist’ six weeks on<p>Hello, it’s Warren Murray with the round-up to round out your week.<p>The people of Salisbury have …

World

The ESA Hopes Current Political Tension Between Russia And The UK Won’t Impact Agency’s Projects With Russia

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes that the current political tensions between Russia and the UK over the Skripal case won’t have any negative …

Space Exploration

Caritas Syria: Air strikes reopened wounds, but agency still able to help

AMMAN, Jordan — Caritas Syria said the recent massive missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France, intended to weaken Syria’s chemical …

Middle East

The fate of the Western alliance is in Macron’s hands

By William DrozdiakWhen Emmanuel Macron arrives at the White House this month for the first state visit by a foreign leader during President Trump’s …

Geopolitics

News Daily: Commonwealth decision and Salisbury nerve agent warning

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Commonwealth: Will Charles be the next leader?<p>The Queen has given him her backing, but it isn't certain that the Prince of Wales will be chosen as the next head of the Commonwealth. National leaders of the 53-member body, meeting at Buckingham Palace, will hold …

United Kingdom

Senior MPs join forces to counter Russian threat

Senior MPs have joined forces to probe the growing threat posed by Russia, amid fears over the risk of cyber attacks and disinformation from the …

Russia

Morning top 5: Undecided abortion voters; Irish border rejection; and Varadkar in Time 100

<b>One in five people are still undecided as to which way they will vote in the abortion referendum.</b><p>A new Ipsos/MRBI poll in the <i>Irish Times</i> shows most …

United Kingdom