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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…

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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…


Javid warning to Russian spy poisoning suspects

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSajid Javid says the suspects will “probably never” leave Russia The two suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack will be caught and prosecuted if they ever…


Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation game

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Police released CCTV showing the two men at Gatwick Airport When the UK authorities announced on Wednesday that they suspected two alleged Russian agents in the poisoning of former…


Novichok suspects: Russian TV reaction

Russia’s state-controlled TV responded sarcastically to the naming of the men wanted for the Salisbury poisonings. Within minutes, political talk shows on both main Kremlin-controlled Russian channels interrupted their discussions to mention the news that…


Newspaper headlines: BA hacked and ‘reckless Russian agents’

By BBC News Staff Image caption The fallout from the fresh revelations about the Salisbury poisoning continues to generate headlines. A security official tells the Times the “reckless” actions of two suspected Russian agents accused…


Salisbury Novichok poisoning: UK to brief UN on Russian suspects

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe trail taken by the Salisbury poisoning suspects UK officials will face their Russian counterparts later as they brief the UN Security Council on two men suspected…


Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Two Russian nationals named as suspects

Two Russian nationals have been named as suspects in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. There is “sufficient evidence” to charge Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov over the attack…


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