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Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens


MOSCOW Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. | Video


Britain says its priority is looking after staff in Russia 1:53pm GMT

LONDON Britain said on Saturday its priority was looking after its staff in Russia, after Moscow expelled 23 British diplomats in a escalating crisis between the two countries over the poisoning of a double agent.


May says considering next steps after Russia expels British diplomats 1:53pm GMT

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday Britain would consider its next steps alongside its allies in the coming days after Russia had earlier said it would expel 23 British diplomats.


Russia summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats 11:32am GMT

MOSCOW Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing an unidentified ministry source.


British ambassador in Moscow arrives at Russian foreign ministry 8:10am GMT

MOSCOW Britain's ambassador to Russia arrived at the foreign ministry in Moscow for a meeting on Saturday, a Reuters witness said.


UK treating death of Russian businessman Glushkov as murder - police 5:43am GMT

LONDON British police said on Friday they had launched a murder investigation following the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky.


Kremlin says no clear proof Russia behind Skripal attack - RIA 16 Mar 2018

MOSCOW There is no clear proof that Russia is linked to an attack involving a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent in England, the Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that there was.

Expelled Russian diplomats will leave Britain on March 20 - RIA 16 Mar 2018

MOSCOW The Russian diplomats expelled from Britain will leave London on March 20, RIA news agency cited the Russian Ambassador to Britain as saying.


Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens 16 Mar 2018

ASTANA/LONDON Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil. | Video


Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack 16 Mar 2018

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down a former Russian agent on English soil. | Video