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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Skripal poisoning suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin | UK news

The two men accused by the UK of carrying out a nerve agent attack have been identified and are civilians, not criminals, the Russian president Vladimir Putin has said. Putin said Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov may soon make appearances Read more…


A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

“He missed Russia,” said Ross Cassidy, a burly former submariner who became one of his closest friends. Lisa Carey, another neighbor, observed the Russian on his daily rounds, walking to the Bargain Stop in his tracksuit to buy scratch tickets. Read more…


Alleged Russian spy may not have offered sex for job, prosecutors concede | World news

The alleged Russian spy Maria Butina said she planned to use members of Donald Trump’s entourage to shape his views on Russia shortly before meeting one of Trump’s sons during the 2016 election campaign, prosecutors have alleged. But the prosecutors Read more…


They Killed Their Abusive Husbands. Their Acquittals Shocked Russia.

MOSCOW — When Yana Gurcheva and Galina Katorova were arrested for stabbing their husbands to death with kitchen knives after suffering years of domestic abuse, the murder cases stirred hardly a ripple in Russia’s national news media. But they exploded Read more…


Friend of Alexander Litvinenko sues Russian TV channels for libel | World news

A close friend of Alexander Litvinenko sued two Russian state television channels on Thursday for airing false claims that he was behind the late dissident’s murder. Alex Goldfarb said he was the victim of “malicious defamation” in broadcasts shown on Read more…


From Mountain of CCTV Footage, Pay Dirt: 2 Arrests in Spy Poisoning

LONDON — In March, when British detectives began their investigation into the poisoning of Sergei V. Skripal, the former Russian spy, they had little to work with but mounds of CCTV footage. Heads bent over their desktop computers, they began Read more…


U.K. Charges 2 Men in Novichok Attack, Saying They’re Russian Agents

LONDON — Two Russian intelligence agents carried out the nerve agent attack in March against a former Russian spy living in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, after prosecutors accused the men of attempted murder, the first criminal Read more…


Theresa May: novichok attackers were Russian military intelligence officers – Politics live | Politics

Mr Speaker, our allies acted in good faith – and the painstaking work of our police and intelligence agencies over the last six months further reinforces that they were right to do so. Together, we will continue to show that Read more…


Deadly Airstrikes in Syria Raise Fears of New Offensive

LONDON — Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on Syria’s last rebel-held province on Tuesday, apparently ignoring a warning from President Trump and raising concerns that a large offensive against the densely populated area had begun. The Read more…