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Plant completes destruction of projectiles with nerve agent

Jun. 04, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chemical weapons destruction facility has eliminated its stockpile of projectiles containing VX nerve agent. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent plant destroyed the last projectiles on May 28, the facility said in a statement this week. Plant...

Czechs rally against justice minister over explosion probe

May. 20, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of people rallied against the Czech Republic's justice minister Thursday, accusing her of undermining the independence of the country's legal system and spreading misinformation about the investigation of a huge ammunition depot explosion allegedly caused by Russian...

UN official reports undeclared Syrian chemical warfare agent

May. 06, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief reported the discovery of an undeclared chemical warfare agent at a Syrian site to a Security Council meeting Thursday where the United States and its Western allies clashed with Russia over international findings that Syria has used chemical...

Bulgaria to expel Russian diplomat amid ammo depot probe

Apr. 29, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Russian diplomat will be expelled from Bulgaria after prosecutors alleged Russian involvement in explosions at several ammunition depots in the Balkan country, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. In addition to the Foreign Ministry...

Czechs expel more Russians in dispute over 2014 depot blast

Apr. 22, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Thursday ordered 63 more Russian diplomats to leave the country, further escalating a dispute between the two nations over the alleged involvement of Russian spies in a massive ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Foreign Minister...

New Czech foreign minister sworn in amid crisis with Russia

Apr. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's new foreign minister, Jakub Kulhanek, was sworn in Wednesday, amid a fierce diplomatic conflict with Moscow over allegations Russian agents were involved in a massive Czech ammunition depot explosion. Russia ordered 20 Czech diplomats...

Colorado guv signs gun storage, lost weapons bills into law

Apr. 19, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law bills mandating the safe storage of firearms and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons. Democrat sponsors argued the storage bill would help reduce suicides by youth and others, as well as accidental...

Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute

Apr. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The two Russian military agents believed to be behind a massive Czech depot explosion in 2014 likely targeted the ammunition, not the Czech Republic itself, the country's prime minister and prosecutor general said Monday. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said...

Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

Apr. 17, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic announced Saturday that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the move is based on “unequivocal evidence"...