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Russian spy poisoning: Why was Sergei Skripal attacked?

Almost eight months after the poisoning in Salisbury of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, the BBC has pieced together the extent to which he had been briefing foreign intelligence agencies before the attempt on…

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Rome escalator crush injures Russian fans

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ambulances lined up outside the station to ferry the injured to hospital An escalator has given way at a metro station in central Rome leaving more than 20 people injured,…


Russian spy poisoning: Woman ‘identifies’ suspect as Anatoliy Chepiga

Image copyright Bellingcat / PA Image caption The Bellingcat website released a photo of the man it says is Anatoliy Chepiga (left), while Russia Today named him as Ruslan Boshirov (right) A woman in the…


Baguette death: Law ‘playing Russian roulette’ with lives

The father of a 15-year-old girl who died after having an allergic reaction to a sandwich ingredient has said food labelling laws “played Russian roulette with our daughter’s life”. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, went into cardiac…


Russian spy poisoning: UK warns Russia over chemical weapons

Image copyright PA Image caption The two suspects told Russia’s RT they were tourists who wanted to see the cathedral spire The UK has warned Russia that it will pay a “high price” if it…


The Papers: Salisbury hitman ‘is Russian colonel’

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Metro joins many other papers in leading on the revelation that one of two suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent poisoning has been identified as Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga,…


Callum Skinner: Wada ‘brushing Russian doping under rug’

Callum Skinner won Olympic gold and silver in 2016 Ignoring Russia’s failure to admit to state-sponsored doping and “brushing it under the rug just stinks basically”, says Scottish cyclist Callum Skinner. The World Anti-Doping Agency…


Newspaper headlines: ‘Russian model’s terror’ in Salisbury and dementia pollution link

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mail says a major study has suggested that air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK. It reports that scientists found people…


Skripal case: Russian ‘spies’ targeted Swiss chemical weapons lab

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Spiez laboratory tests chemical, biological and nuclear threats Two Russian men were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of spying on a Swiss laboratory investigating the poisoning of Sergei…


Russian Cheryshev cleared of doping

Cheryshev has spent his entire senior career in Spain, playing for Real Madrid, Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of a doping violation after anti-doping authorities found no “signs of…


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