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MI6 spy chief says China, Russia, Iran top UK threat list

Nov. 30, 2021 10:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — China, which is increasingly flexing its muscles around the world, is one of the biggest threats to Britain and its allies, and a “miscalculation" by Beijing could lead to war, the head of the U.K.'s foreign intelligence agency said Tuesday. MI6 chief...

Abramovich hosts Israeli leader, antisemitism action praised

Nov. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised on Sunday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders' platform to campaign against antisemitism. The small event, attended by about 50 people, was the first time...

UK to hold public inquiry into Novichok poisoning death

Nov. 18, 2021 08:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Thursday that it has authorized a public inquiry to better examine any possible Russian involvement in the death of a British woman poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent in 2018. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner collapsed in...

Russian authorities seek to detain investigative journalist

Sep. 30, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are seeking to detain a prominent investigative journalist, in another sign of increased government pressure on independent media, opposition supporters and human rights activists. Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, issued a...

UK coroner asks for public inquiry into Novichok poisonings

Sep. 22, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of British woman who was poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent after an attack targeting a Russian ex-spy said Wednesday that she wants the probe to be turned into a public inquiry so she can examine Russia's possible...

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect, a member of the country's military intelligence service, in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. Prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge...