A nerve agent was used to try to murder a former Russian spy and his daughter, police have said. Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon and remain critically ill.A police officer who was the first to attend the scene is now in a serious condition in hospital, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said. Nerve agents are highly toxic chemicals that stop the nervous system working and shut down bodily functions.
Not since the end of the Cold War more than 20 years ago have Russia and the West been on such a collision course. The spiral into which the two sides are descending is gathering momentum now that the referendum in Crimea is over and officials there say 97% of voters opted to join Russia. You need go no further than Russia's state-run Rossiya 1 TV station to get a sense of the extent to which relations between Moscow and Washington have now plummeted since the halcyon days of the "reset" in 2009.
The inquest into the deaths of 30 Britons in a terror attack at a Tunisian resort is to conclude later. A total of 38 people were killed when an Islamist gunman opened fire at a hotel in Sousse on 26 June 2015. The inquest examined whether the UK government and travel firms failed to protect British tourists.
sequence of events in #UK with nerve agent attack on #Russia double agent #Skripal +daughter + murder investigation into another Russian dissident in UK is extraordinary. But at least now independent investigators from #OPCW will soon test nerve agent to check British findings
The war of words between #Russia and #Britain has reached supreme new levels - Russia defence ministry has called #UK defence minister Gavin Williamson “a vulgar old harpy” after he said earlier that Russia should “go away and shut up” - funny if they weren’t both nuclear powers
As #Britain and #Russia#Kremlin exchange increasingly hostile words, it’s important to remember that independent scientists from the #OPCW Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons shd soon be able to do analysis of the nerve agent used in the #Skripal attack in #UK
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