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More than 200 witnesses identified — Russian spy poisoning

12 Marcha 2018, 02:41 | Bibiana Flor

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Police are looking for clues to what sickened Skripal, 66, who in 2006 was convicted in Russia of spying for Britain, and his daughter, Yulia, 33. Russian state assassinations are allegedly not limited to Britain either. The gathering of Balkan anarchists was organized after far-right activists burned down an anarchist collective's premises during a January rally protesting the use of the name Macedonia by Greece's northern neighbor.

Around 180 troops, including chemical warfare experts, have been deployed in Salisbury after investigators requested specialist assistance.

Britain's overall public sector net debt totaled 1.7 trillion pounds in January, 84 percent of gross domestic product and more than double its level before the financial crisis. But the official investigations never went there.

Chapman was traded for Skripal, who is fighting for life in hospital, in a 2010 spy swap.

That is, of course, the bad news. The British inquiry into his killing took 10 years.

Britain was to hold a second meeting of its national emergencies committee on Saturday in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former spy. Litvinenko had been a fierce critic of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

'He also wishes to say that he was part of a group of officers and other emergency service colleagues who dealt with the initial incident.

Did we do anything then? "We have always accepted their absurd explanations".

But apparently not if it means actually doing anything.

The good news is that the Skripal incident could be a turning point.

What happened was that last Monday police were alerted about a man and a woman sitting on a bench at a shopping centre in Salisbury, who seemed to be in need of help.

The Times says that the boycott "could involve stopping senior politicians and officials from attending or even withdrawing the England squad from the tournament". Both The Mill and Zizzi have been closed since Monday. A police spokesman declined to comment on the report', Reuters wrote.

This starts with naming and shaming.

'There is also substantial amounts of CCTV they have to go through. "If they wanted him dead, they would have killed him in Russia a long time ago", Tsiplakov said.

And, yes, it's true that President Donald Trump has slobbered over Putin.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been pointing the finger at Moscow. That is not serious.

Theresa May, then the Home Secretary, told MPs she would be seeking European arrest warrants for the two suspected killers, and said there would be a Treasury freeze on the pair's assets. More important, it makes Russia more toxic for banks and corporations. Bolivian officials say the Bolivian navy's ensign held by participants along a highway on Saturday is the world's biggest - or at least longest - flag. On Friday, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected that notion. This should include designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Whoever carried out the attack on Skripal wanted to send a message.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

All of this carries risk. His son Alexander, 43, died while on holiday in St. Petersburg last year after reportedly suffering from liver failure. Erdogan urged NATO to come to Turkey's aid, saying its borders are "under threat right now".

Eli Lake is a Bloomberg View columnist.

Further action of that kind can only happen via the EU, where May is busy burning bridges.

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